Sunday, July 26, 2020

If Only . . . Hindsight is 20/20!

Last night Roxy jumped up on the window sill of our bedroom window.  I heard a racket and saw she had knocked out the screen, accidentally of course!  I keep having to remind myself she did not do it on purpose to get us mad.  We have no idea why she did that.  It could have been a neighbor or an animal crossing our yard, who knows?  Unfortunately, she can't tell us.  So, at 2:00 a.m. I went outside and tried to push it back in with no success.  My husband woke up and wanted to know why I was up.  He yelled at the dog and went outside to see if he could push it back in but couldn't do it either.

During the day I noticed there was some space along the side of the screen and light was coming in.  The top and bottom were still in place though and I was able to pop it back in like it should be.  I thought I had fixed it.  This is the same window she broke her head through the screen the second day we had her, Aug. 11, 2019.  She was so excited to see us return home from church!  A friend replaced the screen then for us and we haven't had any more problem until now.  

If only I had got the full screens instead of half screens when I replaced our windows, we wouldn't have this problem.  At the time I didn't see any need for full screens so wanted to save a bit of money and went with half screens.  The window company we used are out of business so now the only option is to replace the whole window.  I think we'll open it from the top at night for now without a screen.  Birds don't generally fly around at night, do they?  Insects like bees and wasps sleep at night, right?

Oh well, live and learn. 

The good news is that when Window Nation came to give us a free estimate on Tuesday, July 28, they were able to take out the screen all the way and put it back in for us with no charge! He was very nice and saved us $1,000!

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2 comments:

Brian said...

You might get a bat come to visit though.

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