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January 9, 2013

As the sun sets in the northwest...

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Wait a sec... living as I do in Charlottesville, Virginia, there's no way the sun can be setting in the northwest.

It rises in the east and sets in the west, all to the south in the depths of early January winter.

So what gives with the photos above and below, taken yesterday afternoon around 4:20 p.m. out my window, which faces directly north?

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Turns out that the reflection of the sun off the glass in a window on the wall 90° to the left of the one you're looking out of appears as if it really were the sun.

I only noticed this the past couple weeks, I'm thinking as a result of the fantastic whole house upstairs/downstairs inside/outside (storms included) window cleaning by Steven Jackson's 2nd Glance Window Cleaning.

With the glass free to reflect light sans the crud of decades of accumulated whatnot, a whole new world is revealing itself.

Best $345 I spent all last year.

You can bet I'm gonna take them up on their recommendation to do it annually.

FunFact: Steven told me he has a number of individuals who have him do their entire house monthly.

Now that's intense.

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Once had a friend that meticulously cleaned her windshield

and side windows before any trip we took.

She taught me the difference between a good

ride and an excellent ride.

Posted by: joepeach | Jan 9, 2013 6:48:11 PM

I was talking to a pal of mine in England several years ago and I heard his wife call out, "Jake, Brian the Window is here!"

Apparently they have their windows done monthly, much easier for them because they don't use window screens.

And the lack of window screens is why my ex-BIL's cat deserted ship after six months in quarantine from the US to the UK.

Posted by: Becs | Jan 9, 2013 6:43:41 PM

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