With the temperatures sliding down to frosty, the ol' barn is getting a little cold. I decided to try and reduce drafts with some of that "easy to use" plastic window... stuff. You know, that plastic wrap for windows thing.
I firmly attest that it's less than "easy to use."
It comes in a box, all folded up nice and neat - which is the last time it will ever resemble a useful material again. Soon I was unfolding the very large, crinkly, unweildy sheet as carefully as I could, which ended up being about as easy to handle as 8 rolls of plastic wrap suddenly falling from the ceiling and unrolling everywhere.
We'll skip the part where you're supposed to somehow measure a meaningful window sized square, and the part where you stick a bunch of double sided tape all around the window which clearly wasn't meant for particularly hairy or wooly people to handle.
The "fun" part of the installation starts when you've managed to get the plastic up around the window which now looks quite similar to an unattractive plastic grocery bag. The heat from a hair dryer will then magically tighten and smooth the plastic out, making it nearly invisible! Unless you get bored and turn the hair dryer up to super heat which then melts the plastic into a useless pile of shriveled goo and turns your wool into a frizzy mess.
Thank goodness I kept the receipt, I'll just stuff this back in the box now like this...