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Through the Windows

26 Jul

I think I mentioned a while ago that I was going to try to finish replacing my downstairs windows.  You know because I can’t take a decent bird picture through the old distorted glass.

cardinal

downy woodpecker

Well, the windows were finally replaced this week. I like the way they look.  As I replace them, I’m going from the black around the windows to white. Some day, the 1970s fake shutters need to go.  It’s a work in progress.  Doors and the deck are next on my list.

Sky

Bob was the first one to make use of the new window.

Bob (so clean you get to see my reflection)

I’m pretty sure he’s not going to be happy with the changes to the front window because I’m pretty sure he would slip off the ledge if he tried standing on it now.  Poor cat.

Rocky

My first bird shot through the windows!

red-bellied woodpecker

While I was moving things back I had the thought that I could give myself more room if I used the bench for my plants.  I’m happy with that.

Then I could move Sky’s pillow out of the middle of the floor.  He likes the new place for this pillow.

Sky

Look who’s been hanging around my window this summer (in the interest of full disclosure, this window was replaced last year, but I really wanted to show off the luna moth)!

luna moth

I’m thinking the new windows are a good thing.

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Watching Out the Window

29 May

I love all the windows in my house, and they are great for taking pictures of birds.

But they do distort and get dirty and I’m usually not happy with the pictures I take through the windows.

Although, the windows I had repaced let me take some pretty good shots.

I’ve decided to replace the rest of my downstairs windows this summer.  Now it’s not just for the photography.  I love being able to open windows.  The breeze feels nice, and that’s not something I’ve been able to do for the first twenty years I’ve lived here.

I love that the windows can open in for cleaning.  I have actually washed the new windows already!  They are also double hung, so I can put the screens on top.  The animals don’t rip the screens up and I can open it for the cats to come in.

Bob Cat waiting at the old dirty window

Replacing my windows means I need to do some massive cleaning though.  I have to do something with all the plants and I also have to clean off the front porch since the windows between it and the house are also getting replaced.  The porch doesn’t stop as much wind as you might think.

Sky

I can hardly wait to have the entire downstairs open!

I’m Not a Hoarder

16 Apr

A hoarder is someone who refuses to get rid of stuff and just keeps filling their house up to overflowing.  I was worried about being a hoarder, but then I realized there’s a special name for what I love and collect so many of…

bibliophile.

Yep.  And my stacks and stacks with just rows between the stacks on their shelves also has a special name…

library.

That means I’m not a hoarder!

I am a bibliophile with my own library.

I feel much better now that I’ve figured that out.

But I’m out of shelves again…  And, when I was hauling the last of the books from my mom’s house, I brought Florence home too.  She was my grandmother’s dress form.

Florence

Now she’s my librarian!