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Blocking out the sun’s glare is almost as old as the sun itself. Exposure to UV light can increase the chances of cataracts, macular degeneration, conjunctival growths and certain cancers in the eye. New studies show that high altitude, mid-day exposure and some medications can make things worse. Why take that chance? Get some polarized protection at Sunglass WarehouseYou can buy them with prescription lenses, to wear over your normal glasses or just for fun. Even if you love to buy a top brand pair, having extras or substitutes is a great idea.  

Sunglass Warehouse is the place to visit!  You can get both protection and fashion. Their prices are so affordable you can have a pair handy anytime. Right now, they have many styles for under $20, and a code to use to get 15 % off your order. You will be amazed at the wide selection, and the options for protection and style. FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25!

                                                           

        SUNGLASS WAREHOUSE

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BOGO 60 SHADES

Double meaning for sure! Yep, you can check out shades for your windows here at For Your Windows, but this announcement is for those shades on your eyes.

When we are outside the windows, and in the bright sunshine we need protection and fashion.  SUNGLASS WAREHOUSE’s prices are so affordable you can have a pair handy anywhere. Today only, they are discounting your second pair at 60% OFF!  You will be amazed at the wide selection, and the options for protection and style.

Whether you are working or having fun, choose the best windows for your eyes.

 

 

BOGO 60 is only good until midnight tonight (ET), so be sure to save today on already super low prices.

 

 

 

 

Buy one, get the 2nd one 60% off
Promo code: BOGO60
Ends: July 18th

SUNGLASS WAREHOUSE

Hundreds of styles and free shipping on US orders over $25.

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Planning For Fall

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So, I am convinced I brought the hot New Mexico weather to the Pacific Northwest. Here in Portland, it is probably going to have record breaking temperatures this weekend. The windows will be closed and the AC’s on for sure! However, it is not too soon to plan ahead for what you want to plant outside those windows this fall. I love crocuses. BloomingBulb has some great fall planting specials right now. Besides finding the bulbs you want, you can learn where to plant what, and when. Those pretty crocuses are on sale and the bulbs will get shipped to you in the fall, mid September or so.

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Think daffodils!

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Amaryllis too!

You will love their selection for fall, so plan ahead and take advantage of the great deals.

Meanwhile, I am hoping to see some pretty flowers, even in the heat, as I head up the Columbia River Gorge to an open house for the Girl Scout camp I spent a lot of time at many years ago-what memories.This should be an interesting adventure!

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Camp Wind Mountain (Arrowhead)

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For Your Windows Weather: HOT

 Bali Exterior Solar Roller Shade Lattice 5%

The heat is on! It has been reaching about 95 degrees so far this week here in Albuquerque.  Forecast states it will reach 108 in Phoenix today. Wherever you are, summer is here and you will have some hot weather now or soon. If you have windows that face south or west especially, you should consider some exterior solar shades from BlindsExpress.com.

Bali Exterior Solar Roller Shades Style Boxwood 5% and 7% openness

If you block the sun’s rays before they get to the window, deck or patio, you stop heat transference, and that keeps the inside cooler. Extra benefit is lower air-conditioning cost. You can get low or high openness (5% to 10%) depending on the specific situation. Even the 10% blocks out 90% of the harmful UV rays.

 

  Bali Exterior Solar Roller Shades Style Shoji 10% openness

The fabric on these effective solar shades is sun fade resistant, and they come with sturdy, stainless steel cord chains. Right now they are on sale for 15% off at BlindsExpress.com, and SHIPPING IS FREE!

Stay cool, protect belongings from sun damage and keep the costs down all at the same time! Check out all their selections for any shades or blinds.

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INSIDE OR OUTSIDE WINDOWS, GARDENIAS RULE!

My Gardenia plant, that sits inside my sunroom/office windows, took a rest for about a year, and now it is back manifesting lovely blooms.

The fragrance is wonderful, and I am looking forward to at least 10 more buds to open.

Here is the second one, just opened this morning.

I am grateful it blooms, since I have to remove spider mite often from it. Glad I did not toss it back when I first spotted the little buggers. It is also surviving fairly well in a very dry climate even though it thrives best in high humidity.

I did not know that gardenias are also known as cape jasmine. The gardenia is the national flower of Pakistan, and supposedly it was Freud’s favorite flower. Billie Holiday wore them in her hair as a sort of trademark. I used to wear them in my hair too, only I do not sing anywhere near as well.

Just a little more time and the hummers will be back too!  I love spring.

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WINDOWS WITHSTAND WHATEVER WEATHER

Whether the weather be fine,

Or whether the weather be not,

Whether the weather be cold,

Or whether the weather be hot,

We’ll weather the weather,

Whatever the weather,

Whether we like it or not.

Author Unknown

I have been rolling up my sleeves lately and working to help schedule work for my favorite window cleaning company here in Albuquerque, My Window Man. It might have just a little to do with the company being owned by family. To get the year started out with a boost we are offering a discount to repeat customers. The weather has been incredible, up until today’s windy presence.  We have had cool, but sunny New Mexico skies – perfect for window cleaning.

That condition does not stop customers from questioning the weather. I get amused when I look at their past notes from May or August and it says, “Call me when it is not so windy” or “I will call you when it is not so hot.” I am pleasant with them of course, but weather is weather whenever.

If you windows are dirty, don’t hesitate to hire a professional to clean them in the winter. Cool crisp winter days look better with clean windows.

And, it is always a good time to check out cheap  discounted window covering at For Your Windows.

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WINTER WINDOWS

I could say I have been trying to thaw out this week. That certainly is what the fish in the pond outside my window have been doing.  The birdies have been walking on the frozen water every morning.

We had some record cold temperatures here in NM this past week.

It has been fun observing the persistence those window washers across the nation have when the weather turns cold and snowy. Trust me, they are all ready and willing to do their job, which is to make your windows sparkle.

Don’t let the weather stop you from getting yours clean for the holidays. Your window washer will appreciate you!

And, if you are missing your hummingbirds like I am, and want to see windows they are still outside of, be sure to check out the  live Phoebe Web Cam in Southern  California. The first babies of the season are fun to watch. One hatched yesterday, and the other just might today, so visit often.

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WINDOW CLEANING WEATHER FORECAST

How silly is that! Weather is not the problem. Dirt is.

It does not matter what the weather is doing. The window cleaning weather forecast remains the same everywhere for the next 50 days.

Partly holiday with showers of fun, family and gifts to give. 

Rain or snow really does not dirty the windows, or clean them either. Best bet is to HIRE A PROFESSIONAL for that task.  Now that I have the weather issue out of the way, and you are on your way to improving your outlook on life, I am going to go start learning how to put links and pictures here. This is the first time I have used my new tablet to blog and I have a lot to figure out. Please refer to links on the left to visit other sites.  

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STICKY NOTES PLEASE

Yesterday, I attended a fun workshop called No BS Marketing Power Circle. I enjoyed it mostly because it did a great job of mixing new and old strategies to promote a business. The topic at this meeting was Informational Marketing.

I still get amazed at how easy it is to get information out these days with social networking, blogs, online videos and even our cell phones. Now we have the power to impart great data to millions within minutes.

Don’t mind me for seeming naively impressed, but when you recall what seems to be yesterday that it took a week or more to turn around a advertising flyer. And then, in the 90’s we could actually burn a CD to hand to someone. Wow, that was really cool.

Technology…information…wonder what is next tomorrow. Rolling right in to giving you some. Glenn, that window expert I have been married to for 34 years, took these before and after pics at an installation yesterday. I really like the view outside the doors, but the customer wanted some privacy too. 

Then, we have the after picture.

These are the Hunter-Douglas Architella cellular shades he installed. Not only are they attractive, they insulate well and qualify the customer for a tax-rebate.

Amazing to be able to use a cell phone (with a camera), a computer and a blog to present information in a matter of minutes. So tell me, why do I have an old-fashioned, file folder, that says For Your Windows, with sticky notes all over it, on my desk?

Guess I still like that blend of old and new.

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BETTER LATE THAN NEVER

Hopefully, I am not speaking prematurely. Along with a little monsoon moisture arriving this past weekend – we are way behind this year in New Mexico – I am happy to report that the hummingbirds might be around after all. All my feeders are clean and re-filled after witnessing 3 or 4 friends in one day, and one was a tiny little critter. Maybe they will finally appear in numbers like they do most years. I sure hope so, cause I love those hummers.

Only indirectly changing the subject, my title fits me being delayed with my blogging responsibilities. I don’t know where the time goes. I want to make sure I highlight some more businesses, especially those window cleaners. I love window cleaners, I’ve been married to one for almost 34 years. However, I think he lost his squeegee a while back . Thank goodness for younger family members who picked up the trade.

Let’s travel to Maryland. Somewhere between Washington DC and Baltimore – please excuse my lack of geographical expertise – there is a well-established business called JENCOR Services. Owned by Dwight Rowe, they cannot wait to live up to their motto which is “Making Them Shine One at a Time.” Check out their website to fully get how professional they are, and to check out all their services, and the areas they serve. I am still wondering who cleans the White House windows. This one is close, but I am pretty sure those windows are done in-house.

Now that the hummers are back, I think I need my windows cleaned.

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