Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Tuesday Thoughts about...

...having my windows cleaned. I realize now that my post about nearly having a nervous breakdown over the window washers walking on our new carpet, came off sounding pretty spoiled and whiney! 

One of my blog friends, called me out--without realizing she did it! It's true I have a big house. It's true I have a lot of windows: 12 sets of French doors, 13 regular windows--floor to ceiling, 6 double wide picture windows and 5 regular doors with windows. All of those regular windows and picture windows have storm windows. That's a lot of windows. And yes, I know I'm spoiled and fortunate that we can afford to have someone clean them. 

But, there are several ways I like to look at it. 
1. We should not be up on ladders.
2. I don't want to be up on ladders.
3. The storm windows are too heavy for us.
4. It would take us a month--at least--to get the job done.
5. I wouldn't even begin to know how to approach this big of a job.
6. It's people like us that keep window washers in business! We had 5 people here working from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

I know, first world problems. For sure. My blog friend didn't say anything negative, just that she and her hubby do theirs. That made me stop and realize what a brat I've been. Carpet be d****d! I thank my lucky stars for window washers!

On a positive note, they charged us $400 less than they quoted us because they were able to do most of the storm windows without having to unscrew them from the house. Now that's something to be happy about! 

So, I'm officially done whining about it. I'm over it! Thanks Susanne for the reality check!! I needed that!

1 comment:

  1. That's a lot of windows! We have a guy who cleans the outside of our windows once every 3 months and I make sure that I do the insides myself the day after he has been (so I know if the smears are outside or inside!) We have Tudor styled windows with the lead criss cross on them and they are really hard to do yourself (my excuse and I'm sticking to it) but as they are double glazed I have no excuse for not doing the smooth insides!


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