When we moved in, I didn't have a curtain rod long enough for the sliding door in the livingroom, so I made do with a couple of cup hooks and a bamboo pole. It was supposed to be a temporary measure...
... fast forward four years. Property management recently installed new, super-bright LED street lights around the survey. It's great from a safety perspective, but a little bit of an annoyance because one of those lights is right outside our bedroom window. So, I invested in a set of black-out curtains, and decided to move the old bedroom curtains to the living room (you may remember the living room curtains were in quite a state thanks to several years of cat wear and tear).
When I made the switch, it quickly became evident that the bamboo pole wasn't going to be sufficient, so last week I finally got around to getting a proper curtain rod.
Poor Ru... sometimes it's not easy being him.