26 November 2010
EJ never bothered with curtains till the new neighbour did major renovations to the house from front to back and top to bottom.
With all foreign workers working and staying in, EJ felt a little insecure and decided that it was time to put up curtains on the two front windows.
Lugging this borrowed old drill that weighed like 16 tons to EJ up the low ladder on creaky knees wasn't easy. Holding the heavy drill above eye level, drilling was not exactly accurate. EJ took many tea breaks. Frequent climbing up and down lugging that ancient drill was tiring. It was a vicious cycle.
Putting up these curtains up probably take a couple of hours for professionals; EJ took days.
Soon the weight of the curtains and the rod took its toll on that amateurish drilled part. The whole curtain threatened to fall.
Down came the curtain and the rod and up went EJ again on the ladder. This time EJ took the easy way out. All EJ did was stuff white cement at where the screw was and hope it would hold after the cement dried.
So far so good and hope it stays that way.