Having no screens in the window

Pros:

  • You can stick your head out the window and talk to people on the sidewalk
  • You can also lean your head out the window and enjoy the day.
  • Or climb out to talk on the cell phone.
  • You can hang your wet jeans out the window dry.
  • And throw water or other things out the window.
  • The windows look so much prettier from the outside; it gives the house an overall old-fashioned and stately look.
  • You can water plants on the sill just by opening the window.
  • You can have shutters that actually work the intended way.
  • Your storm window and your regular window can swing open in opposite directions (windows here swing open, they are not raised)

Cons:

  • Mosquitoes.  They can fly in.
  • If you close the window to shut them out, it gets suffocatingly stuffy inside.
  • Ants.
  • Flying ants, even.
  • Spiders.
  • Beetles.
  • You spent a lot of money killing bugs – raid, fly swatters, treating stress fractures in your hand…
  • Probably it’s easier for people to steal things, but this is not within my experience.
  • Lack of sleep because of buzzing, biting bugs.

The pros and cons are tied, my friends.  So I’m not sure which I would pick given the choice.  But the mosquito bite I just got might influence me a bit.

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About Cassidhe Hart

My favorite times of the year: when the weather is first cold enough to put socks on and when the weather is first warm enough to take my socks off.
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2 Responses to Having no screens in the window

  1. Kathie says:

    Did you pack any benadryl cream for bug bites in that medical kit you put together????

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