Background: The shades are new to me, but obviously very old. The apartment is in the basement of an old building on a college campus. I really think I might break them if I do it wrong. Pics: You can check out the monsters here: The troublesome part. Note the two sets of rope on the right side, one of which is attached to the bottom of the shade. The whole picture, note the additional, barely visible rope on the right that holds up the right hand side. Another rope connects the two sets of ropes, it is invisble on the top. Sigh.
Curious George: How do I work my new shades? This is terriby silly. My monkey-mind cannot figure out how to work something very simple -- my new shades. Can anyone tell me the name of these shades, or better yet, how to reliably roll them up and down?