So this week has been another shortie at work – I try (every year) to NOT be working on my birthday – a personal birthday gift from me to me…
The universe also decided that this would be a great week to gift me with new windows! The order had been placed a while ago - and since all of the windows were custom sized (old house, weird window sizes) it took a while for the manufacture to happen. I got call last week saying they were expecting them in this week and could we get things rolling ASAP?
This round of windows finishes off a total window replacement for the house. In addition to replacing all of the windows, I also wanted to have the sliding glass door totally replaced (it was old and opened from left to right…) in addition to all of this, I also wanted to take advantage of the work being done and have the window in the kitchen that had obviously been there one upon a time, put BACK in.
This required a leap of faith on my part. The night before the installation was due to take place I worried. What if they pulled out the square of drywall and what was underneath was nothing but black mold?? I left for work yesterday just hopeful that things would go well.
I arrived home from work while it was still light enough to see what was going on, and promptly looked for the square of drywall they pulled out so I could see if there was any mold – NO MOLD!!!
This morning before I left the house for the day, I grabbed my camera and took a whole pile of pictures… so here is where things were this morning.
|New bedroom window|
|Garden window - HUGE|
|Straight on the Garden window - back yard|
|Side profile of the Garden window|
|Back wall - new window in|
|What's this now...?|
|Solid wood siding under the tar paper and vinyl siding...?|
|Huh. There really IS no insulation in my kitchen walls!|
|May be thin, but dry as a bone and NO mold!|
|Old slider gone, checking out the next part...|
|Now how gorgeous is this?|
|Slider in and trim on, trim to be put on new kitchen window|
Tomorrow will see the finishing off of all of the trim.
If time permits, they will also be doing the big picture window in the living room – but that may be a bigger job than we thought, so it may be waiting until Monday… All in all, a VERY great day… and I came home with the material to complete the flooring update for the kitchen – so once the dust has settled from the windows portion of my project work, I’ll be laying flooring – more to come for that one!!
With love across the waters…