Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mistress of Make-do

Two and a half years ago when the LOML and I moved into this house there was a piece of glass missing from the corner of the bathroom window.  
Not too much of a panic - just replace the pane!  Easy right?  Simple?  Nothing to it?  That's right.  And like all easy, simple, nothing-to-it tasks, it has sat there with nothing done to it.  For two and a half years.

The first winter was cold.  Super cold in the bathroom with it's own personal little vent system happening.  It is absolutely amazing how much wind comes in that little tiny opening - even on a still night!  After the fiftieth night of shivering through a shower, using every last drop of hot water, I vowed to do something about it.  Well actually, I vowed to have the LOML do something about it.  Home maintenance isn't in my job description.  I can do it, but only if I have to!

The second winter was colder and still the hole was there.  As you can see, we don't rush headlong into things around here!  The LOML was out of the country for most of this winter (relaxing on subtropical beaches no less!) which left me to freeze it out and have a whole hot-water-system worth of hot water just for me.  Believe me, I used it all!

And here we are now, about to enter our third winter.  Do you reckon the window pane has been replaced?  Of course not!  But finally I had a brain explosion (why oh why didn't I think of this sooner!!!) - just cover the hole up!  Problemo fixo!  Hooray!!!
SPC Baked Beans and Spaghetti - for hungry little human beans!
I remain at a loss as to why this has taken me two and a half years to think of.  

Now to plug up some gaps between doors and floorboards and around the windows.....I'm on a roll!


  1. Genius! Pure genius!

    Did you use duct tape to affix it properly? Because it's not a real patch job unless there's duct tape involved.

  2. Alas there was no duct tape to be found so I had to use plain old sticky tape. Poor substitute I know but it's holding for now! Let me tell you, I was soooooo toasty warm in that bathroom last night I am kicking myself even more for not thinking of this sooner!

  3. Isn't it crazy how we make do with an unpleasant situation when the solution, however temporary (it is temporary, right?), was so easy to fix?


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