Tuesday, April 28, 2009

And the House Springs Alive...

I know that I have told you about the windows in our house before and how they are crazy to maneuver and how we almost couldn't shut one in the dead of winter when we were looking at the house, but I don't think I have ever posted about what they look like open. Frankly, it is probably because up until last weekend it has been consistently 30 or zero in these parts. There was no opening of the windows.

Anyway, as you can see, the windows actually open out, kind of like crank windows without the cranking. Even though I have seem them open numerous times, I always think it makes the house look like a person or a bug or something. It is just a bit crazy to see those windows sticking out like that. See for yourself:

And some closer shots:

The upside of these windows all over the house is that we get quite the breeze which is nice as we have no air conditioning. On the summer days without breeze, I guess we will just swelter or sleep in the basement or something.

The downside of the breeze? Well the windiness of it all - things fly all over, sometimes even my hair. We also did not realize how many doors we would need to prop open and how we do not own even one door stop.

So, instead of door stops, we are currently using:
  • A scrunched up rug that needs to be dry cleaned
  • An iron
  • My new scanner (still in box)
  • One of those lighter things to light candles
  • A wooden log from the fireplace
I guess I need to head to Bed, Bath and Beyond.

Maybe tomorrow.*

*This is a shout out to B who claims that I "put off everything until tomorrow." Yep, I do.

9 important things being said:

Jennifer said...

It looks good all opened up!! And I love the random assortment of items you are using. Too bad you can't just put the cats in front of the doors!

Ruth said...

Cats as doorstops, great idea Jen! I didn't know you could prop a door open with a candle lighter thingy. And if you need coupons for Bed, Bath & Beyond let me know, I have a bunch.

The house looks great!

Living Dees Life said...

your house looks a bit monsterish like it would open wide and swallow me whole... j/k! you have a perdiful house :)

chairs work great as door stops...

Kacie said...

Oh, I just love your house! Crazy winders and all

saratogajean said...

Your windows look like they want to give me a hug.

Andhari said...

You have such pretty house :)

*~Dani~* said...

Jenny - I doubt the cats would sit still for that long, but it is quite the idea!

Mom - I can ALWAYS use BBB coupons! It seems we need something from there every other day.

Blaez - it does look like a creature though! I often think that when I drive up and the windows are open. As for chairs, sadly we do not have a lot of spare ones. We need more furniture!

Kacie - thanks girl!

saratoga - my windows DO want to give you a hug. They told me so.

Lolita - thanks girlie!!

Unknown said...

what a beautiful house/home - I used a brick painted - Happy Birthday (a gift from years ago) as a door stop.

*~Dani~* said...

the wreath witch - love that username! A painted brick is a brilliant idea. I am trying to find unique things at garage sales rather than the ol' rubber things you can buy at the store. I am going to have to keep my eye out for painted bricks or bricks to paint!

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