Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Why I will never have my own tv show

Three years ago, I had my front porch enclosed with a half wall and screened windows. I bought all the screening supplies (spline, screens, and those screw-in gutters and caps that you can easily do yourself). I had done this once before and it wasn't that hard.

That first day I worked on the screens was one of the most frustrating things I've ever done. I cursed, I cried, I rubbed my sore aching neck. I finally got it all put up and then realized that I had forgotten to use the spline. Doh.

So I let that first half-assed job go until the screens started working themselves loose and now they need redoing.

The weather was great on Sunday and I had the good mood and determination to put things right. I tore off the old screen, cut my new one and started trying to roll the spline into the gutters. Oh my freaking god. How could this be so hard? I could only do an inch or two at a time before needing a break. I got two sides of one window done and gave up.
Then I realized something. Spline comes in different diameters. I obviously had a much too thick spline for this job.

So I went to Home Depot and got a couple of bags of a smaller size and hope to resume this project on my next day off.

Three years this has taken me. Am I retarded or what?

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