In a recent post, I got some good advice on ways to screen my original bus windows. The most efficient way seemed to be to use Velcro to attach the screen material to the window frame. I was about to do this and bought a large roll of Velcro, gathered up some tools, and was going to start. I happened to notice that my wife had this pop up, mesh laundry hamper. It has spring wire around the sides, so it can be folded or allow to open fully like those dash sun protectors for cars. It seemed that such a spring wire set up would be great for removable screens. Now, you Peninsular Window guys, should not read any further. This is only for those that can accept a less-than-elegant solution to unscreened windows. I wondered whether I could construct such a screen, but then also wondered whether I could find those pop up, mesh laundry hampers in my window size. Well I tried the latter (Doesn't this seem like the type of idea you'd find on a schoolie site?). I checked out ebay and ordered some that looked like they might fit. This is pretty much a blind task because the measurements they give are not so precise. My "new screens" arrived today. They do not fit perfectly, but they do work if I use two per window. The holes in the mesh are larger than screening material, but they should filter reasonable well since the mesh is in two layers from the hamper being collapsed. I am not sure if they would be useful in gnat country, but should be okay for flies, mosquitoes, etc. We are going on a trip tomorrow, so we'll know soon enough. Although this may not be exactly graceful, I will compromise for a good night's sleep.
I just wanted to share this in case there is anyone else on this board who, like myself, has a terrible lack of standards. The worst part of it is that since I wanted to get them in a hurry because of tomorrow's trip, I could not be too fussy about colors. I ended up with blue, red, and green. If the experiment works out, I will give this as birthday presents for my kids (they don't know what they're missing), and search out some in a dignified black.