How Men Hang Curtains

Six months ago I bought new curtains for our dining room. The cheap white sheers that are hanging there are too short and, thanks to Son, yogurt stained. Last weekend I asked Husband to hang the new curtains. After grousing, as usual, Husband went out to the garage to get some tools.

When he walked into the garage he commented that we’d had the last garage sale we’ll be having for awhile, so it was time to get it back in order (a socially acceptable translation to what was actually said).

He went through the shelves and moved things around so that they fit better and were more organized, and only threw a few things.

He got rid of empty boxes we’d been saving for moving, which doesn’t look like it’s happening soon. He told me at this rate we’d never move, and he was giving up all his dreams and accepting that we’re stuck here.

He spilled purple paint on the floor of the garage, cursed colorfully, and cleaned it up.

He organized his power tools, then started to straighten up his toolbox (one of those red Crafstsman boxes with the drawers and such). He decided he needed another toolbox. At my suggestion he went to Home Depot and got some pegboard (at $10 a much more frugal alternative).

He took out the power tools, cut the pegboard to the proper size, then hung the pegboard on the wall.

He built a table as a stand for the toolbox to provide more storage underneath for his power tools.

He lovingly organized his tool box and hung some tools on his new pegboard.

He re-organized his power tools again, storing some underneath his toolbox in the new space now provided for them.

He swept out the garage.

The garage looks great!

And can someone please tell me why a man would spend six hours organizing and straightening a garage, then throw the wax ring from a gallon of milk on the floor not two hours later?

My curtains? Still in the bag.

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8 Responses to “How Men Hang Curtains”

  1. Emily Says:

    LOL so funny! Sounds eerily familiar to how things get done around here. If you give a man a hammer…

  2. vigilant20 Says:

    hehe well, at least the garage is clean…it could have been something unproductive stalling the curtain show!

  3. JHS Says:

    Thanks for participating in this week’s Carnival of Family Life hosted at Vanilla Joy. The Carnival will be live tomorrow, Monday, April 21, 2008, so stop by and check out all of the other wonderful submissions!

  4. Carnival of Family Life April 21st 2008 Edition Says:

    […] and Pregnancy posted at Crazy Mom: Ideas, Recipes, Thoughts, Humor & More!. BeThisWay presents How Men Hang Curtains posted at Are You Going To Be This Way The Rest of The Time I Know […]

  5. How Men Hang Curtains, Part Two « Are You Going To Be This Way The Rest of The Time I Know You? Says:

    […] Men Hang Curtains, Part Two August 5, 2008 — BeThisWay Three months after writing How Men Hang Curtains my curtains were still in the bag. Of course. After all, it’s only been nine months since I […]

  6. Jamie Says:

    He’s probably out there drinking so he doesn’t have to listen to his ol’ lady crabbin’ about the curtains again.

  7. BeThisWay Says:

    Jamie, you made me laugh out loud.

  8. A year ago… « Are You Going To Be This Way The Rest of The Time I Know You? Says:

    […] year ago I was getting curtains hung.  This year I’m taking curtains […]


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