But I noticed. My friend Kendra has a little bungalow that came with these awesome blinds that you could open from the top or the bottom. I always loved them, but couldn't find any in the stores that would fit our windows without custom ordering. I was willing to pay for them eventually, but there always seemed to be other priorities.
But one day, while browsing JCPenny.com after looking at someone else's top-down/bottom-up shades that they had bought there, I finally found my shades. I waited for them to go on sale, then got them for $17 each!
They finally came in the mail yesterday, and I installed them this morning. That part was a serious pain in the ass. The screws that came with the mounting hardware were cheap as heck, and stripped even though I was just using a manual screwdriver. I finally just used the short screws instead of the long ones, since I don't think anyone's going to be hanging from the shades. At least I certainly hope not... Other than that, they were sretty simple and straightforward to install. One of the things I like is that the hardware is invisible once the shade is mounted. They don't have that cheap-looking little plastic box on either side like most non-custom blinds.
Then I realized how God-awfully dirty the windows were. So I washed the 4 living room windows, including the triple track storms. Most times I hate our replacement windows, but being able to tilt them out for cleaning is a HUGE bonus in my book.
Once the windows were nice and clean, I thought it was sad how much the futon blocked the view of the beautiful triple window at the front of the house. So I rearranged the living room. Thankfully the furniture is all on little felt pads, so I could just slide it around the floor.
Since I had to move the area rug, now I was really noticing how dull the floor looked near the dining room doorway. So I touched up the area with a very light coat of shellac to make it shine again. Can't do that with polyurethane!