Save Energy, Petaluma
As Edith Wharton once said, “Set wide the window. Let me drink the day.” This is a splendid notion if you’re A) low on liquor and B) your windows actually open. But if you’re like me and thousands of other homeowners in the bi-county area who are similarly running dry, it’s impossible to “drink the day” when your windows are painted shut. Or, worse, they don’t shut or aren’t even there at all.
This is when you either need more booze or new windows—and on this day, they were fresh out of booze.
Choosing a window-tender (I think that’s the official term) ain’t easy—there are myriad considerations of glass type, energy efficiency, general aesthetics, size and shape (and before you say your windows are rectangular—if your house is over 50 years old—they’re not). So, here’s a tip—call Save Energy Windows and Doors in Petaluma. They’re knowledgeable, courteous, fast and efficient—a two window installation in this old house (which is about to celebrate its sesquicentennial) took only a few hours.
When they were done, I was finally able to “set wide the window,” which I promptly closed. Then poured a tall one. Because, darling Edith, there are other ways to do your day drinking.