“What should I do about my blinds?” My friend stands in her dining room, gesturing at the mini blinds in the window. She opens them and they create a rustling squeak. Slices of daylight spread across the floorboards.
I say without filtering that for me, its easy: the more room darkening, the better. However, that’s not practical for every space or frankly for most people. Even I still want to peer outside occasionally or allow partial light in and I’m not the only person residing in Mayberry, Stockton gets a say, too. He says I would live in a cave-like atmosphere if I was left to decide. He’s right.
We discuss wooden slats, neutral or brighter colors, romans shades, a lot of blinds. We recommend the family owned business which helped us update ours in Mayberry. They welcome browsing at their showroom.
I fight a yawn. I haven’t been sleeping great lately (thanks to my terriers) and as I stand beside another window my mind wanders. All the discussion makes me want to research room darkening options for Mayberry and then draft elimination and double glazed panes. To muffle the morning traffic noise would allow humans and dogs extra snoozing. Because as much as I know its necessary, at 4:30am on a January morning, it’s not my idea of a good time to let the dogs out in a zombie state wearing my pjs. Brrr.
My friend shuts the mini blinds. Some decisions are easy, others involve too many options. It can wait. She plans to visit the shop.
My friend prepares to leave for a babysitting job and Stockton and I remember our two terriers eagerly anticipating our return home. We say our goodbyes and walk outside, slouching in jackets against the wind.
What kind of blinds do you own? What works well and what is a hassle? Tell me about it.