with the windows up


We worked with the windows up, screens fitted unde tem, the front door open, the screen door closed.

Does "up" here mean "open", i.e., that "with the windows up" equals to "with the windows open"? I'm not sure with that. Can anyone help me? Thanks!
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    Yes, the windows up means the windows are open. These are likely sash windows that have and bottom section -- you can move the bottom section up (and sometimes the top section down). (See Wiki Sash Window)

    Please be careful with your transcription: "unde tem" is a bit confusing -- I suppose it's "under them."