Monday, October 20, 2014

Are Your Windows Clean, Madam?

Clean windows are a sign of good housekeeping in this "kleine kikkerland" (small frog land). As a born and bred American, that cleaning didn't keep me awake until I moved to The Netherlands in 1979. Since then I can say that on the average I have kept our windows cleaner than most Americans. 

Well, today the window washer guys were due to do their cleaning wonders here at the Beltway Apartment. As we are situated on the extreme top floor of this 1912 Dutch high school building (over three stories), I made sure to awake early enough to witness the "cherry picker washer" action.

And I saw the handsome dude, but by the time I picked up my camera, he was gone!

Spray, swish, and on to the next apartment.

Maybe not the best wash job!

Maybe not the safest wash job!

But better than the dude a couple of years ago who did a "highwire" act walk in the gutter from one window to the next. (Without a safety cord!!!)

The outside is cleaner!

Now who is doing the inside? 
Glad we rescued our tall ladder from the "sticky fingers" painters!!


Anonymous said...

Is your unit in the attic?

NanaDiana said...

I was just thinking yesterday that I need to get my windows done on the outside before it is too cold to do them. xo Diana

Linda said...

Attic? I guess you could look at it that way. But we have a balcony and other windows. So much light that we need air conditioning in the summer months.

A Quiet Corner said...

I love clean windows now that we have larger ones!...:)JP

Janneke said...

Cleaning windows....... When I got married more than 40 years ago, I wiped my windows every fortnight. Nowadays, ahum..... 1. before F.'s birthday, 2. before Easter, 3. before holidays (stupid), 4. my birthday, 5 before Christmas, that is it.

Janie Junebug said...

My windows always have a layer of dog frosting (slobber) on them.