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11.19.2001

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My sweetie and I have been living in this nest of ours for over a year now. The furnitureís arranged just so, the artworkís lovingly displayed, the color schemes have been carefully pondered. And the windows still have the same eyesore, yellowing, office-inspired vertical blinds that we swore weíd replace straight away when we first moved into the house.

I donít get window treatments.

Itís not pure laziness, for a change, thatís responsible for my procrastination regarding the window situation in my digs. No kids: itís fear.

Every so often Iíll wake up, proclaim boldly: Today is the day that I will make myself some curtains. Iíll take out the measuring tape; start thinking about colors. And, like the good little geek that I am, traipse off to the bookstore in search of clear how-tos and diagrams, sound expert advice. Sitting cross-legged on the floor of my local Barnes and Noble, I soon find myself mesmerized by the strange gibberish of window treatment language. How do I know if I want swags and valances? Roman blinds? Balloon curtains, jabots? And what the heckís a jabot, anyway?

The mere thought of the myriad options makes my head spin. In the face of the pressure to make a commitment, I choose inaction.

But last week, you see, winter set in. No, no snow or ice alas; what winter means out here in Tucson is that the sun spends a good portion of the day at just the right low position in the sky to stream directly into my large office window. And while sunshine no doubt sounds like little cause for complaint, for those of you folks living in more northerly climes anyway, itís a big problem here in my office: that dreaded computer screen glare makes it near-impossible to work comfortably.

Which is why last weekend, fed up with squinting at last, I moseyed on over to my local Home Depot and cheapie fabric store to gather up the necessities for a simple curtain and curtain rod.

Check out our instructions for how to make a cool curtain rod from hardware store parts, plus a very basic curtain, for less than $30 and maybe half a dayís work at most Ö

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