Hey, munchkins. Had a…

Hey, munchkins. Had a lovely day -- the weather was just perfect for a picnic, and Heather decided to join us, so it was all very nice indeed. Lots of good food, lots of fun. Dessert was pound cake with strawberries and fresh whipped cream -- Roshani is amazing. It wouldn't even occur to me to hand-whip cream at a lakeside picnic, but she was totally nonchalant about the whole thing. So cool, so tasty! Afterwards, Roshani and Tom and Zoe came back and had tea and cookies and hung out for a bit. We started watching Fargo, which I've been meaning to see for forever, but not too far into it, Roshani declared it 'too gory' and we decided I could finish it by myself another day. (Tom had seen it already.)

All of that was pleasant and not too surprising. What *is* surprising is that I'm feeling this strange craving to start building a roman blind for our bedroom closet door. I don't understand it, especially since I can't buy the fabric until tomorrow, so I really can't accomplish much of anything tonight. Nonetheless, I'm going to go out, hop on a bus or two, and go to the 24-hr Home Depot to pick up the following:

  • big stapler to go through wood
  • staples
  • drill (with 1/8" drill bit)
  • 1x1 mounting board, 47 3/4 in. long
  • 3 pan-head screws
  • angle irons, shorter than projection of mounting board
  • flat-head wood screws
  • two screw eyes
  • two lengths of shade cord, each cord long enough to run up the shade, along the top, and partway down the side (170 in. each)
  • 1/2" plastic rings, two rings for every 6" of shade length (26 rings)
  • one 1/2" flat weight bar, cut 1/2" shorter than finished width of shade (47 3/4 in.)
  • awning cleat
I have no idea what most of those are. This should be interesting!

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