Several years ago all the windows facing the "outside" of this apartment complex had bars put on them. The bars for the bedrooms had a latch to open them in case of a fire. Well, the insurance company has decided all of the bars should have a latch on them, so, for now all bars without a latch were removed today until equipment is bought to convert them. For this apartment that means the kitchen, dining area and bathroom are unbarred for now. After all this time it's strange to be able to look outside unfettered.