Yes, I said shades.
Marion was feeling better today, but her nose was still running so we spent another beautiful day inside. So you get a post about shades.
This is one of our windows.
See the rod at the left of the window? It's the control for the built in shades. It turns into a handle when not tucked away against the wall.
The rod controls shades at the exterior face of the window.
It moves the shades up and down as well as controlling how open or closed they are.
No screens though. We like our built in shades despite that. They are great for darkening the room at night. And the bugs aren't too big of a problem here.
These shades are pretty typical around here. We see them often and in all sorts of buildings- commercial, flats, homes, etc. Here's a view of the building across the street.
Pretty exciting stuff, huh? Well, it's functional so we like it. :-)