Seriously? What is the problem?
We have had a few parties and gotten some off handed comments about the big picture window in the bathroom. An elderly couple lives off our back fence and I doubt they are looking. But just the same, I guess people get uncomfortable.
I really love the look of uncovered windows in a mid-century modern home. But, Albert had a point about the guest thing. I called 3 Day Blinds. They had a guy out to our house before you could say "peeping tom." I told him exactly what I wanted which was blinds you didn't notice when they were pulled up -- fade into the woodwork. He knew just the thing.
And within "3 days" two tall skinny packages showed up on our doorstep. Get it? Three days.
|Welcome to our outdoor closet.|
Issues of a small house.
By the the following Saturday, we had this little number installed. When you pull it all the way up, you hardly notice it.
But it can come all the way down for total view obstruction. Should we happen to be hosting a view or two.
And, because the blind guy was here ( window blind sales guy, not sightless guy -- sillies), we had to pile on. Alex didn't like his "no blinds" look. He mainly hated the sun streaming into his windows on the weekends as his bed head and one window both face East.
He wanted black out blinds.
And then there is the the guest bedroom that has never had a window covering in sixteen years. And is going to have sixteen-year-olds staying in it, in a week. Coincidentally.
Albert insisted that if we were doing all this, we should do our bedroom window which faces East.
Blinds for all. What a waste of money, but at least it is done. There are some things that I don't enjoy spending money on. HVAC. Tires. Clothes for Albert. Pointless.
Signing off: Bitter. Party of one.
Things I Like to Buy Which Make Me Happy (e.g. not a waste):