One of my “gotta get this done” projects was to caulk the windows and weatherstrip the doors, in order to cut down on the heating bill this winter. Well, I did that Thursday (while Daniel was at daycare and the Hubby was working on a music project). But I was so caught up in the “Don’t think about it, just DO IT” mode of thinking that I mindlessly caulked the windows at the front of the house SHUT.
I was just finishing the last window when I thought, “Hold on. I think I just did something STUPID.” So I rechecked my earlier work (they were the first ones that I did that beautiful Thursday day), and a long stream of expletives exploded in my head as I said out loud, “Yes, I DID do something stupid.”
Fortunately, the acrylic caulking sealant hadn’t fully cured (i.e., dried) yet. So with my folding knife, I split the seals and started pulling out and scraping off half-cured, smelly, sticky sealant.
And that’s how my fun with a caulking gun took all day Thursday, just in time to pick up Daniel from daycare come late afternoon.
::cue Homer head-slap::
Thankfully, the windows can now open *and* the house isn’t as drafty as it used to be (just in time for the return of the cold weather temperature today).