What I Shed Today

lightening up a little at a time


on July 31, 2014

Nimue and revdarkwater have returned from what her mother wryly observed was perhaps less of a vacation than a “family experience.” Actually, they got home a few days ago, but engaging with the full What I shed today routine has eluded him … till now. It’s time to shed!

Under the house, in the appropriately-named crawlspace, I found a stack of window sashes. Such aren’t odd to find stuck away in an old house’s crannies, but these don’t belong to ours, and never did—they’re wood, whereas Casa de WIST was built after windows began to be molded of petrochemical sludge. My find was probably some previous owner’s unfinished project. Indeed, I eyed those that still have glass and thought, “Ha! Come late autumn, there’s the lid for a cold frame like the one my grandpa built.”

But one sash in the stack has lost its lights. (“Light” is window-speak for a window pane.) It’s no use to me, but I have a sense that crafty people find clever ways to decorate with them. I’ll offer it up in the “free stuff” category on craigslist. It worked last time!

"We've been framed!" the tomatoes cried.

“We’ve been framed!” the tomatoes cried.

shedding style: give away
destination: craigslist

Comments welcome … what lurks in the dark under your domicile?


4 responses to “sash

  1. nrhatch says:

    No crawl space, no basement.

    I’ve seen some cute craft projects with window frames ~ mirrors to replace the glass, a painting behind the frame, and now used to frame tomatoes!

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