Shop progress... SNAFU & being covered with LAME SAUCE

Folks -
Ho! Ho! Today, Tyvek and hanging three windows.... SO simple because I *know* I did everything right.... la...deee....dah... Heck... I need to make some drip rail, might as well move the jointer and tablesaw out to the new space since hanging those windows could only take a short time.... Probably won't even finish the second cup of coffee before it's ALL DONE! Certainly! TODAY, Saturday.... this'll be the easiest day of working on things in more than a week.
Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Measure twice, cut once, isn't that the mantra? I thought I had three(3) SQUARE (ie same dimension, vertical & horizontal) windows 35 and 1/4 inches. Can anyone tell me WHY the hell, today, now, I discovered that I've framed and rough cut out THREE (3) openings 38" tall by 43 1/2 wide? It gets worse.
I only have TWO (2) windows 35 1/4 square. I *thought* I had three (3), I was SURE I had THREE (3).... Heck, I didn't even check when ROSE, my LOVING WIFE said "Are you sure you checked ALL of the window dimensions?" Why? Because I *KNEW* that I had THREE (3) 35 1/4" SQUARE windows, so, you see, I didn't NEED too... Even though I *KNOW* that when the wife asks a retorical question with that leeeeedle....are you sure.....sound in her voice.... I darn sure better check... why..... because.... SHE'SUSUALLYRIGHT!
So... I have TWO (2) 35 1/4" SQUARE windows. I don't have any, none, zip, nada, ZERO, (0) windows that measure anything REMOTELY close to 38 by 43 1/2. Do I *KNOW* why the hell I framed out THREE openings with enough lumber to distrupt the timber futures market? No. Did I do a good job framing those openings - yes! Heck, I've got nails, construction adhiesive and headers longer than an aircraft carrier up there...
I *DO* have one (1) window 24x48". I *DO* have TWO (2) (not three [3], if you're wondering) windows that are 35 1/4" SQUARE. I do have TWO (2) windows 24" wide and 40" tall. But, I *DO*NOT* (repeat) DO NOT have ANY windows at all that measure 38" x 43 1/2". NONE of the windows I have will fit the openings that I created without.... more work...
So, I am looking at a deficit of ONE 35 1/4 square window and a surplus of one 38" x 43 1/2" hole. If any of y'all need some space of 2 3/4"x 43 1/2" and 8 1/4" by 38" and you have ONE window, 35 1/4" SQUARE... Let's talk.
Of course, I should probably let you talk to my wife and you would probably be better off measuring the damn openings yourself.
Hrrumph.
John Moorhead
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Hey John,
No problem, when Rose comes to Libby to help me build my new shop just send the 38" x 43 1/2" holes with her. I'll buy windows to fit. See, not a problem.
Al

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Hi John,
I could sure use that space but not the window.
You sure tell a funny (from here) story tho. In the words of a former president "I feel your pain".
The other day, I was cutting some solid oak crown - only had 8 ft left - about a foot more than I needed. Near the end of my "shop" day (when all bad things happen), but I just needed that one cut.
Sure enough, after measuring twice times twice, checking all marks etc, etc, thought about it again before "dropping the hammer". Damn! I stuck it in the MS upside down (i.e. right side up if you know what I mean)
Most bad/stupid things happen near the end of the day.
Lou
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[serious snippage]

Oh man... you crack me up...
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