I am enthralled by this etymology.
Ventana derives from the Latin word for wind, ventus. English window has a similar connection with the wind. It derives from the Scandinavian word vindauga, a combination of vindr ‘wind’ and auga ‘eye’. So a window is, literally, the eye through which the wind enters.
I wanted to be sure the answering machine was working properly after the installation of the DSL line, so Mom said she'd hang up and call me right back. I went back to editing on the book while I waited.
What creatures of habit we are!
I caught it on the first ring! We laughed, and she tried again. We laughed again, then went on with the conversation.