I was so excited that I woke up this morning and put them up at 7:00am. (I should probably apologize to the neighbours. They didn't want to see my pajama's that up close and personal so early in the morning.)
I got these because the old white sheers didn't provide enough privacy and were about two feet too short. The new sheers don't give a huge amount of privacy, but now I can pull the outside layer closed to avoid the fishbowl feeling after dark. Plus, they're a full 9' long, so they don't look like I'm expecting another flood. You don't get to see that, though, because there's currently a pile of cables and cords swirling around on my floor.
Also, as a side note, there's some more unexpected casualties of the flood. I had to patch the walls last night after I took the old hardware down. When I tried to open the paint can that was left over from the last time that I painted this room, I discovered that it'd rusted shut. I tried a few more, and it appears that they've all rusted shut. I've got 18 cans of paint - good lord, that's a lot - and they're all rusted shut. I did manage to pry a few open, but they ended up with flakes of rust floating around inside them. I wonder if the insurance company will let me enter a late submission to my claim??