I wasn't aware of this, but apparently you can't just walk into a home center and buy a framed replacement screen for your windows. Because of the millions of various sizes possible, there are only two options for replacing your screen - 1. Order it as a custom-configured special order for a million dollars, or 2. Buy a do-it-yourself kit and make one yourself for a fraction of the cost.
Well, because I have reasonable handyman skilz - the do-it-yourself option was a no-brainer for me.
I mean, how hard could it be? According to the instructions, all that was needed was a hacksaw and a box cutter type knife. Everything else was provided in the kit and after only "4 easy steps" I would have a ready-to-install screen. Bou-ya! I would be installing my new screen in minutes.
Uhh - right.
I'm having a hard time coming up with a good way to describe just how much of a debacle this little project actually turned out to be. So - I thought I would simply represent it in this word cloud instead.
And if you think I'm over-exaggerating, I think this picture of my "finished" product says it all...
I guess "no-brainer" describes this better than I thought.