For Your Windows

HANDING IT DOWN ALREADY

Where does the time go?  Seems like the seasons go by so fast, but I do love springtime, even here in the Rockies where we do get the wind.

We started our first window cleaning company almost 30 years ago. I was busy running a business and raising kids. Now, here it is!  Eight year-old grand-daughter, Hanna, learning how to wash our windows along with her dad. I think she looks like a pro already.

Getting your windows cleaned really does improve your outlook on life.

Hanna doesn’t work for the company yet, but My Window Man in Albuquerque has plenty of professionals to come to your house if you live here or in the surrounding areas.

Wherever you live, HIRE A PROFESSIONAL and enjoy sparkling, clean windows soon. Mine look so good!

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FRIDAY SURPRISE!

Well, maybe all of you frequent visitors already know what the surprise is. For any new guests, yes this blog mostly covers topics relating to windows (not the computer kind), glass and things that dress up your windows. Please come visit often.

Today, I am not adding anything else to dress up my blog. Hopefully, its overall appearance fits the title.

Okay, so I did add a smile.

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BECK AND CALL

I love the Pacific Northwest even though I do not live there anymore.  I am traveling there soon for the first time in over 4 years. That means I will see a whole lot of family and friends, and I get to visit the beautiful Oregon coast too!

Looks appealing, don’t you think?

I also love highlighting businesses in that area, especially when they clean windows. Not too far from the coast, in Corvallis, is the perfect company to use if you are ready to HIRE A PROFESSIONAL to improve your outlook on life, and of course live in the general vicinity. They are ready to do what ever you need, which is why they are Beckon Call Window Cleaning. I love it when people play with words! I love blogs too, and they just happen to have a pretty darn relevant blog when it comes to windows.

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TWICE AS SPECIAL

If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. ~Nadine Stair

Now, that to me means two things: it’s time to get a pedicure and get my windows cleaned.

Today is special twice! It is the first day of Spring, and one year ago today this blog was born.

Enjoy this wonderful day!

Take a walk, dress up your windows or paint your toes.

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I VOTE FOR THE PROFESSIONAL

I wonder who does the windows at this house.

All those little cut up panes can be a real pain for sure.

Well, we know we can eliminate the current residents, and I am pretty sure there are a lot of security issues when it comes to hanging out here. In Roosevelt’s presidency, and before, a high ranking military officer was in charge of all the maintenance. I can’t seem to find any data on what happens now though. If any one out there can fill us in, please do!

If you live in a not so famous house in the DC area or in Maryland and you need window cleaning, check out We Do Windows. Besides cleaning your windows, they offer power washing, gutter cleaning and other maintenance services. And, they’ve been around since 1981. Experience and longevity are good qualities.

If you want to really improve your outlook on life, HIRE A PROFESSIONAL.

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DAYLIGHT’S DILEMMA

“An extra yawn one morning in the springtime, an extra snooze one night in the autumn is all that we ask in return for dazzling gifts. We borrow an hour one night in April; we pay it back with golden interest five months later.” -Winston Churchill

I actually feel very well rested considering I lost an hour over the weekend. That can probably be attributed to the fact that I could not keep my eyes open after 7:30 last night (6:30 standard time). I can only hope that I handled the whole weird time adjustment in one fell swoop.

The history of Daylight Savings Time is pretty interesting. Ben Franklin was the first one to bring up the idea in an essay called An Economical Project for Diminishing the Cost of Light.

Later in 1907, an Englishman, William Willett wrote a pamphlet titled The Waste of Daylight that was inspired by his observations of seeing shades drawn during daylight. He suggested four 20 minute moves over the spring and summer months. That would have been a challenge to live with!

Spring Ahead – now it really is time to clean the windows!

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PRIVACY PLEASE

Spring time is not only a good time to clean, it is also a perfect time to decorate. It you have never visited Wallpaper For Windows, be sure to check out all the fun things you can do for privacy or decor.

And, here is a great video to watch highlighting Wallpaper For Windows on the popular TV show Designing Spaces.

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Here is one more example for a kitchen area.

When you visit their site you get a lot of guidance on measuring and applying. They will even do the cutting for you now. Whether you want pretty or privacy, check it out.


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SHARE YOUR ASSETS

“We are all spiritual beings having a human experience.”  WAYNE DYER

Every Tuesday morning I attend a breakfast business meeting. It isn’t really a leads type group; it has more of an inspirational and educational flavor to it. This morning we conducted a round table kind of meeting and discussed how we could all grow our businesses, including the group itself. This kind of support is invaluable.

The fact that we are all “spiritual beings” dealing with the same issues on the same planet Earth should influence all of our actions each day. And, this definitely includes how we treat our customers and business associates. Sometimes, I just feel like stating the obvious, especially since I do not always remember it myself.


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AN EXTREME CLEAN

Seems like just yesterday that I first visited the Space Needle in Seattle. It was actually in 1967, 5 years after it made its debut at the 1962 World’s Fair. This blog post was suppose to be up yesterday, but I got side-tracked looking for pictures of that trip. Darn, I never did find the one I wanted, but because I looked for so long I am going to include this one. There I am standing at the bottom in my brushed corduroy print suit and orange shoes. I know, it is at the bottom not the top, and I did go to the top, but the only picture I managed to find of that is even more boring than this one.

Okay, now my searching at least seems somewhat worthwhile.

The first time the Space Needle had its windows washed was in 2008 (46 years) when a very professional cleaning crew literally hung around for several overnight gigs to clean the structure.

The team who did the work said it was actually a very safe project thanks to a lot of preparation.

Yeah, and a crazy desire for adrenaline rushes me thinks.

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ONLY IN VERMONT

Looks like I either need to take a trip to Vermont, or find a window cleaner who lives there to get some first hand information on this one.

That, my appreciated, blog-visiting friends, is a picture of a “witch window” that is pretty much so exclusive to Vermont it is also known as a “Vermont window.”  My dear husband has washed a lot of windows and has never seen one. But, he has never washed a window in Vermont, or for that matter done anything else in Vermont.

Why “witch window”  you ask?  Supposedly witches are unable to fly their broomsticks through a tilted window. They are also called “coffin windows” for even more far-fetched reasons – something about removing coffins from the second story when the staircase was too narrow. Hmmm – wonder what they do with it once its on the roof?

It does not end there! Two names that just make sense, “sideways windows” or lazy windows,” seem most appropriate, even though they certainly do not conjure up as many pictures  in my mind.

Anyone here ever seen (or cleaned) one of these not so common windows?


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