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12:22 pm: Blinds and blueberries
My custom window treatments were finally delivered today, and the ones for the sliding door were installed. The ones for most of the windows will be the same pattern woven bamboo, though they won't have the large valence at the top. The two shades for the guest bedroom are a different style, chosen to match the Hawaiian bedspread that I bought for (what will eventually be) the guest bed.

Not much more to report. I dug up the potatoes, though I didn't get a very large harvest. Considering the poor condition the seed potatoes were in when I planted them, it's a miracle I got any harvest at all. I'm hoping that the ones I plant in the spring will do better, particularly since by then the soil should be in better condition, with fewer weeds for competition.

One of my blueberry bushes in the front yard has apparently gotten confused into believing that it's spring, because it just started blooming. It's a shame that I have to pick all the flowers off for the first two years to allow the roots to become established, because they're really pretty.

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From:mangaroo
Date:November 3rd, 2011 08:58 pm (UTC)
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NICE! (Also, I could never garden because there are too many rules.)
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:November 4th, 2011 08:03 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!
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From:wednesday_10_00
Date:November 4th, 2011 12:40 pm (UTC)
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Gorgeous! "Window treatments" just makes me think "curtains," so that wasn't what I was expecting at all, but I really like it, especially the wooden valence.
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:November 4th, 2011 08:03 pm (UTC)
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I really wish I could install Japanese sliding shades, but that would be too hard since the windows aren't made for them. This was the next best thing.

The valence is actually double the height of what I had ordered, so I was surprised when I saw it. Perhaps the shorter one didn't work with the panels that I chose.
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From:mangaroo
Date:November 4th, 2011 10:50 pm (UTC)
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Hee...and I had expected something non-curtainy, since calling curtains or drapes "window treatments" seems so frufru to me.
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From:sara_tanaquil
Date:November 5th, 2011 10:23 pm (UTC)
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Oh, how pretty! I can see why they weren't cheap. Looks like they will be a great investment in the place.

Maybe someday I'll have window treatments too -- but I have a feeling my next investment might be a generator!
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