As I sit here at my computer, I am looking out the window at the park next to my house. And, I am looking through an old wood blind which has been tilted open. My house was a previous foreclosure and the blind was here from the previous owner. In fact, I am fairly certain that these are the original blinds which were installed in the house - which is 20 years old. So, when I say old wood bind, I mean old wood blind. I have not updated the window treatment yet, because I have lots of other work to do on the house before I can get to the replacing the blinds.
Contractor's always do the big messy stuff first, like gutting bathrooms and kitchens, removing walls, changing windows, painting and new floors. So, the blinds have to work for a while as there is lots of expense and work before they can be attended to.
So, how does this relate to my little wood and faux wood blind blog?
I was just noticing how the blind - even though showing some wear, some fading, a slightly loose cord and some dust - is still doing a good job of standing duty in a very hot window. I got to thinking, this blind is still functional and actually looks halfway decent after 20 years. Back in 1995, the blind could not have cost more than about $100, so doing the math, this blind has suffered 20 years of extreme heat, dust and a rather long foreclosure for about $5 a year. And its still going. I wonder how the old wood blind would be doing if it was actually taken care of in a consistently climate controlled home for the last 20 years? Or how good might the old wood blind be if it was not in a window staring down the Arizona sun during the hottest part of the day?
Oh well, it doesn't matter. Someday I will retire the old wood blind, but I might just say a few kind words over it for its years of hard service and for consistently bringing functional value to my little office.
So what's the moral of the story? If you happen to be one of those people who appreciate the heart of this story, then a wood or faux wood blind may be the window treatment for you.
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