Thursday, March 31, 2011

Shut out

Anybody who lives on a ground floor--which includes all homeowners and roughly 1/3 of apartment dwellers (including yours truly)--knows the quandary of wanting views and natural light vs. wanting a modicum of privacy. If you live dead-center of a ten-acre forested plot, you're probably okay, but then you also might be the unibomber... The rest of us, however, manage this with the flick of a little thing called the mini-blind. Genius invention. Enjoy the view (and avoid darting around in your skivvies) while the daylight burns, then with the twist of a translucent rod, you can block the darkness and any roving eyes from your abode. Stretch. Yawn. Dance. Scratch....whatever floats your boat. And no one knows. Okay, people who live with you know, but then they're probably not disturbed such displays if they've agreed to share your space. All thanks to the mini-blind. It is not the first time I've said this, but I say it sincerely. Thank you, Jesus, for mini-blinds, for privacy. For good stretches, big yawns, and killer dancin' tunes.


  1. LOL!!!! I just decided to go buy mini-blinds this morning for our new house becuase I miss them so much. Then you blog on this. you little genious you !!

  2. Yay, Jaime! I'm excited for you and your mini blinds! Life's joys are in the small stuff, eh?

  3. My neighbors would thank God every day if they knew what they were missing because of our blinds. I can run out to the kitchen for a drink, whenever; now that I don't have to worry about children coming home unexpectedly : )