After the gray winter that we've had here in Poland, I shouldn't complain about the sunshine,
but living this far north of the equator gives us some very short days in the winter---the sun goes down by 3:00 p.m. and it's dark by 3:30.
In the summertime, the opposite holds true---the sun comes up at 3:30 a.m. and it stays light until nearly 10:00 p.m. Our bedroom window faces north and the sun comes streaming in by 4:00 every day, not conducive to sleeping in till 6:30! So, we decided to solve the problem---
and we went "dumpster diving" and found some thick cardboard and Dean started cutting...