Here's the scoop on the mom's windows washing adventure on saturday. We live in a little old farm house that was built in the 50's and has these not so lovely combination windows. Our house was hit by a tornado 8 years ago and 1/2 of the windows were damaged and then replaced by the previous owner. The remaining 9 windows are on our future project list. Now any of you readers that grew up in the 60-70's know that most houses had these horrible windows. Mom says if she every runs in to the man who invented these knuckle bruising , finger crushing stress inducing windows she's going make him wash the 9 remaining windows in our house. She says she knows it was a man, cuz a women would have NEVER thought of such a STUPID design for a window.
It's a process to wash those 9 combination windows that are 50- 60 years old--you need to be inside and outside and sometimes inside and outside at the same time.This is also the time when 87,000 flys enter your house because the windows are open!! You've gotta take screens out (where the knuckle bruising comes in ) take the top window out, then the bottom window...wash inside and out of two sets of windows and clean a screen then you've gotta put it all back together....bottom glass first, top glass,(insert pinching of fingers here) and finally replace the screen. Throw in a few HBO words here and there and 3 hours later, mom finally had 9 combination windows clean. As for the the remaining 8 double hung windows --it took her approximately 45 minutes to do them !! By the way they were all done from within the house.
**NO HBO words were used during the final 45 minutes of window washing :)
Fortunately mom only washes all these windows twice a year (and yes they need it both times :) she's hoping that the remaining combination windows can be replaced before she dies.....
Anybody else have to deal with these type of windows???? I'm sure there's a least one of you that can relate to my mom's window pain....
Somedays it's good to be the dog!!