Sunday, April 27, 2008

My future career as a window washer

A couple of weekends ago I decided it was time to wash the windows. After all, we’ve lived in this house for almost four years and now that we’re selling I thought it was about time. My mom gave me a killer recipe for a homemade washing solution (vinegar, dish soap, water) as well as tips on how to do the job well. I spent all day removing screens, washing screens, scrubbing windows, squeegying windows, replacing screens, etc. I must say that they look pretty darn good and I think I might have a future in the window washing business if this whole speech-pathology thing doesn’t work out.

Now, to 3 days after the window washing extravaganza… David was opening all the blinds in the morning (part of our morning routine now that the house is being shown quite a bit) and found something most peculiar. Outside of our guest bedroom widow, which looks out to the side of our house where there is a very narrow stretch of DG, was a dove, beak down in the DG and totally dead. It looked like it had been sitting on our fence and then just keeled over. “That’s weird,” David and I thought. He did the manly thing and disposed of the dove corpse to save his pregnant wife from dry heaving for the 10th time that morning.

Now to the next morning…Due to the surprise of finding the dead dove on the ground the previous day, the blinds never made it all the way up. The next day, however, David pulled the blinds completely up and suddenly I heard uncontrollable laughter coming from the guest room. “Jenny, you’ve gotta come see this. I figured out how the dove died!” I hurried into the room only to see this:


Taken from the inside of our guest room.
What I couldn't capture in the photos were the little feathers that were stuck to the outside of the window. Use your imaginations:)

So I guess mama Costley’s window washing solution is a good one…just not for the birds!

11 comments:

Toni Ludlow said...

That is AMAZING!! Now I want to use that recipe to see if I can get a response like that!! HAHA AWESOME! You have quite the way with animals dont you...HA HA

Young Family said...

Well Jenny you killed your one and only pet!

Nellie said...

Jenny! I am SO glad to hear from you! I have been wondering what you and your husband were up to . . . Louisiana, huh? I'm from Galveston, TX, which is on the LA side of TX, on the coast, which I know you are not, but you are in for a great time! I read you are pregs -- when are you due? Congratulations! I am SO glad I can keep up with you via blogs -- ! Best wishes for an easy move/transition to LA.

Kerri said...

Like that dang commercial!! That is unbelievable! You've always got a story worth telling girl ;)

tiffany said...

That is awesome! I'm betting that the bayou has an even greater variety of winged creatures... wildlife of LA beware! You might want to use another one of mom's ideas and install some birthday streamers above those sparkly windows:)

Carol and Tyler said...

Forget the fake owl, you should just put a bird feeder inside that squeaky clean window and get rid of the pests once and for all :)

Now, if only you could come up with a way to kill bees...

Paul and Kristina said...

That is hysterical and yet sad at the same time. Apprently Mr. Dove thought that you were an excellent window washer too. I am sorry you are dry heaving so much. But I am totally happy for the reason that you are. It will pass in a couple weeks.

Sheri Willardson said...

So could you come and wash my windows? :) J/K I wouldn't do that to a sweet pregnant lady. I haven't cleaned them since we moved in either! Poor bird!-but the story is totally funny!

Jen said...

Good job on the windows! That photo was great. Funny stuff!

*NaTaLiE SaNdaLL* said...

That is hilarious! I'm pretty sure that my windows have never been THAT clean. Way to go!

Chris said...

radical.