I'm getting that buzz you get when you take care of some task that you've been meaning to do "forever" but keep putting off. Every since I moved here, I've been wanting to do something about my (7) windows, which are very impressive 5"x8" guillotine style windows which are, unfortunately, painted shut
The main reason I want them open is for air circulation / air quality. Right now I rely on a couple of air ciculation systems that were built into my unit, plus a HEPA filter, and it's just not enough, especially when there's smoke the kitchen. I would burn a lot more incense if I didn't have to put up with the smell lingering a lonnnnng time. (I still do it, just not too often.) One downside is I might be making my home slightly worse as far as my allergies, but in my opinion, being stuck in a sealed box all day isn't too grand either.
Anyway, couple weeks ago I saw a small ad in a neighborhood newspaper and gave chase, now I've got someone coming over to do an estimate on the labor for cracking open a few of the windows so I can breathe. May as well do it now, after all, as the guinea pigs are not going to be exactly odor-free.
My birds on one of the said windows
(View is warped b/c original 90+ year old glass is warped)
Re my birds, basically the rule will be: Window open, even a crack, birds are locked up. If I need to open a window and birds are not in cage, I will have to wait for them to get in cage. Not that I think it's even that likely they'd fly out, since the opening is at the bottom and those birds HATE anything low, but I definitely wouldn't want to chance it.