Tom and I haven’t rented in years, but our son does. He encouraged us to use Command hooks and strips to avoid fees later. Good idea, unless…
- you don’t count to see how many you need and stockpile;
- you try to stretch the weight limit;
- you don’t actually weigh heavier items.
- 1. They matched the color palette.
- 2.They buffered weather extremes.
- 3. They were kinda out of the box for me.
So, Day 3 in the new place (I’m sure Mama was rolling in her grave.) I started putting up curtains. Curtains in the study on double windows, up and looking great No prob.
Okay, living area has single windows. Should be a breeze, right? Drapes went up, looked great. Woo-hoo!
Oops! Wait, no…NOOO! It was the same exact hooks as in the study. I reread the directions. What’s the deal?
Here’s the thing, these hooks only come with one adhesive strip. One. Uno. What’s that about?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m so thankful for online shopping and at home delivery. Really, I am. And the first time I had to reorder the strips, I was patient…for 10 days. The second time…oh, Dear Reader, it’s embarrassing. Who was running the show? Me? Mama’s voice in my head? Amazon? FedEx?
Yes, I know I’ve got it really good during the shut down. I think I’m typically understanding and empathetic. It’s only curtains, for crying out loud.
Unfortunately, when I chose to take the drapes to the new home, I didn’t think about their weight… BIG MISTAKE! After three rounds of drapes falling off the wall, twice in the middle of the night, Tom was done.
Just when I was at my wits’ end over something really not important, Tom stepped up. He had the curtain rod brackets installed in no time and the drapes finally look terrific (and haven’t fallen down a single time).
Take away my foolish desires, and let me find life
by walking with you.
Psalm 119: 37 CEV