It's half over.
i had a DIY project today - rescreening the back balcony with new "cat net", as the old net was starting to fray. I figured it would take about 2 - 3 hours, as I've done it before (albeit the last time I did the back was over five years ago), and it's "only" a matter of putting 14 square meters of net on 6 2m telescopic rods, about 1/3 below the railing, and the rest above. I wish. I got one section partly done, between two rods, and then ran into a major problem. The next three rods wouldn't collapse! I had to cut the old netting off with scissors, take the rods down, and then get my husband to help me "unstick" the rods when he got home from work. They had rusted inside
, so he finally used oil and a hammer to get them to collapse. By that time it was too late to finish, so Jamie has to do without his balcony tonight, and is very unhappy about it. I guess I better figure on it taking 5 or 6 hours to finish tomorrow! Hubby has to work again, so I'll have to do it alone, and getting the right amount of net between rods, and then threading first the bottom part, and then the top, is no piece of cake.
Oh, well - it's a "must".