Paneful Painting Project
I thought it would save time to paint our new double-hung windows before installation. While painting, I ran out of space to set them for drying. Then I had a brilliant idea: Why not lay them out on the lawn to dry and let the sun hasten the process? Well, my idea seemed to work great; the paint dried quickly. But when I started to pick them up from the lawn, my joy quickly turned to disappointment as I noticed the scorched lawn beneath. The windows had acted like a miniature greenhouse. Now I have 19 distinct rectangles burned into my lawn!
My husband and I put a smooth, flawless coat of epoxy on our garage floor. Then we lowered the overhead door, leaving it high enough that it wouldn't touch the wet floor but low enough that the cat couldn't squeeze in under it. The next morning I peeked into the garage and my eyes grew to the size of silver dollars! We didn't keep the cat out of the garage; we kept her in—all night! (She must have been hiding on top of the rafters.) It's a goof we're unlikely to forget; hundreds of little paw prints across the floor's mirror finish remind us every day.