Monday, December 29, 2008

Men Will Be Men

Well, I'm doing my part to help the economy.

I kind of guilted myself into it. You walk into Mister Man's room, and you get cold this time of year. Actually, last winter we put up one of those films to hold in the heat and umm the wind comes through his window so much that it blew the film off the window. We then taped it back on with packing tape. That blew off, too.

Yep, we're getting new windows. A lot of new windows. A lot of new windows that cost way too much money. But we have to do it.

Today, they replaced the window in our bathroom. And since they haven't totally finished yet, the blinds are still off the window. When my husband walked upstairs, he asked how we were taking showers this morning.

Given that I was in the process of trying to put the wee ones to bed myself, I suggested he find a solution. Me, I would have found something that held up a sheet -- like maybe a tall broom and a rake or something along those lines. Maybe some duct tape, with a follow up of Goo Gone once the blinds went back up.

A few moments later, I heard hammering.

I ran in to check what was being hammered, and I discovered that my husband had already put two nails into the new windowframe. And was in the process of putting in a third. They were to hold up a sheet.

At least he got the sheet right. But my first day with new windows and they already have nail holes in them. Men!


J Cosmo Newbery December 29, 2008 at 5:55 PM  

Male motto: If at first you do not succeed, use bigger nails.

MaBunny December 29, 2008 at 6:39 PM  

yup, big boys and their toys, lol.

Aunt Julie December 29, 2008 at 8:02 PM  

You should notice a difference pretty soon with the new windows. But I'd take the hammer away from hubby if I were you!

Cookie December 29, 2008 at 11:53 PM  

Ugh! I can feel your frustration!

WeaselMomma December 30, 2008 at 4:51 AM  

Oh, you have a case there! Why do guys have to do things in the hardest possible way?

Rick December 30, 2008 at 8:17 AM  

We men are such animals.

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Michelle December 30, 2008 at 6:00 PM  

J Cosmo Newbery - Ahhh... finally I've been allowed tot hear of the secret creed. This explains so much!

MaBunny - *sigh* But if only they'd use their BRAINS with their toys!

Veggie Mom - I can feel a difference already... some of the windows were TRULY bad. Once we get all the trim up inside and the exterior work done, I'm going to enjoy opening my Nicor bill! Mister Man already sleeps in summer pjs now that his windows were replaced!

Cookie - Thank you. Fortunately our bedroom windows have curtain rods over the windows so we can find alternate solutions to nails... but I refuse to post the hillbilly pictures of that!

Weaselmomma - Because the hardest possible way gives them an out for doing more jobs? That's the only rationale I can come up with... and live with!

Rick - You're allowed. I've seen work you've done elsewhere frequently, and you're quite talented! And I thought animals lacked the opposing thumbs to operate a hammer and nails?

angela | the painted house January 4, 2009 at 9:52 PM  

Oh, MAN! Way to break in your new windows. :) Are they all installed now? Has it made a significant difference in your home? I keep swearing this is the last winter we will have with these 50+ year old windows. But, yeah, NOT CHEAP!

Michelle January 4, 2009 at 10:07 PM  

Angela - They aren't complete yet. We have 34 windows to replace (including four sliders, two of which we made into picture windows), so it takes awhile. They are all in except one that came in the wrong size. The trim still needs to be finished, along with the exterior work. However even though there are places where I can see outside where it should be a wall, it's MUCH warmer. I can't wait to see the next heating bill :) It's expensive, but it's going to be worth it!

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