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Thirty-one years’ fiddling leave me with a rounded rectangle of ceiling track hung with a pair of two-hundred thread count white cotton sheets. The space needs a shower curtain that is far longer than the standard. The top hem, which should have been folded double before I set to work, is set with brass grommets from the hardware store, spaced around five inches apart. The bottom hem does not exist. I reasoned that a torn hem would dry faster and cleaner than the sewn hems of the previous sheets (that served fifteen years), and two months’ experience says that so far, I seem to have guessed right.
Simple fabric shower curtains have worked surprisingly well and are easy to wash in the machine. The hitch in the system is mildew since I began to conserve heat. The newest curtains dry in a flash no matter how cool the room, because they are close to the freestanding heated rack that keeps the towels fresh.
The shower curtains double as window coverings, providing a translucent column of daylight that changes character with the weather. They transformed the room much for the better. A light-proof synthetic roller shade backs them up for nighttime privacy.
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