Cleaning the windows

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From the living room at 9 a.m.

YESTERDAY, WHILE I was Oiling the Cat, my child bride was not idle. She was cleaning the windows. We are a dual-labor couple. And since I bragged on my work, I’m now giving her equal credit so no one will call me a sexist.

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From the bedroom at the same hour.

It’s been a good morning so far. I have Al Gromer Khan on the music machine in the living room playing Tantric Drums. A touch of incense completes the scene.

Like most of the Hacienda, the window designs are mine, my idea 100 percent. Alas, I hired a crappy carpenter way back then, and the windows have been an ongoing problem, especially from the outside where they have warped.

I also stupidly told the carpenter to include the glass in his work. I did not want to fool with details. Of course, he installed the cheapest, thinnest glass available. I keep meaning to have it all changed, but so far I  have done nothing. Inertia for 17 years.

I imagine these windows will outlast me.

But they look nice, especially on clear, cool, sunny winter days like this one.

Below are two more.

A keen observer will notice that Dining Room window #1 is the only one without the section in the middle that can be opened. It initially was like the others, but there was so much leakage during the annual monsoons that I had it sealed off.

We’ll be installing a canvas awning outside that window in a few weeks. It’s the window most exposed to the elements, not just rain but brutal sunshine which requires the wood to be refurbished every few years.

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Dining room window #1, clean as the whistle.
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Dining room window #2.

4 thoughts on “Cleaning the windows

  1. Very pretty touches, the color and the background. Use of primary colors in Mexico makes me want to buy all folk art I see, and I do have a fair share of color from Mexico in my own home, thanks to that.

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  2. Here’s our living room window. It replaced a steel casement (which were fashionable in 1940 when the house was built but are leaky and cold). I had a window shop make a custom replacement, but I didn’t like how it turned out so I made this one in the garage. I thought it came out nice.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/Jv8uD2nZa9EGg3DT6

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