A Sunny Bay Window is a Comforting Retreat
Your granddaughter is 19, but she's made a beeline for this cheerful bay ever since she could walk. How many times did you scoop her up with her blanket after her nap, and cuddle her there until the sound of playmates drifted in the casement windows? She practically jumped out the windows to join them. And those baseboard heaters keep the glass-walled alcove so warm that she loved being there on winter evenings, reading Harry Potter a few years back. You've turned the chair around, opened the casements, and done your crossword puzzles, your bare feet on the deep bottom sills, about 5 days a week for���how many years? You've memorized every detail of the wood moldings, and never even think of changing the milk and cream colors. "It ain't broke, so don't fix it," you mutter as you sink into that creaky, comfy wicker chair.