And for the next installment to....European Living....
I have no idea what these things are really called.
But whatever their name is......they're awesome!
You pull that gray cord on the left....and wa-lah! You have light!
Here is an outside view....
These things are great for creating a dark room in the middle of the day when you're craving a nap. Or during the heat of the summer, we keep them closed to help keep the house a tiny bit cooler. However, this theory has not been proven. Once this house gets hot, In my opinion, there's nothing to cool it off. Imagine a very large brick....that's what this house feels like...baking in the sun. I'm a southern gal. I'm from where EVERY house has air conditioning. Call me spoiled, I guess.
So again, when I'm old and retired and I build my dream house on the eastern coast of America, all my bathrooms will have bidets and all my windows will have shades.
Stay tuned for more installments to...European Living.