First off WELCOME and THANKS for your sevice.
You will find some GREAT people here. I also got rid of the boat (Ski Nautique) upon retirement (FT Rucker, AL) and are now in a 5th wheel. it's funny how our lifestlye changes as we get older HAHAHA.
As far as the window, was it the emergency escape window. If so I don't let the DW open it because I'm afraid it will fall out and break. I also don't have to worry about it getting closed and locked prior to leaving.
Enjoy your year off traveling, you deserve it.