Monday, January 26, 2009

I Love the Sound of a Reciprocating Saw in the Morning....

Today is *the* day! I got a phone call on Thursday telling me that my windows had come in and would I like to have them installed on Monday? She didn't have to ask me twice. And I tried my best to not answer "YES!" like a squealy little school girl that had just been asked to the prom by the school's star football player. So I said, "sure, Monday would be fine".



OK, so let's recap. We moved in here October of '06 full of excitement at all the fixing we'd do to our fixer-upper. You can find before photos here and here. If you've been reading for a while you know the really big projects we've tackled. But the whole time we've really, really, needed new windows. I've posted pictures of them before but just for giggles here are some more.


This is the window in the girl's room. You can see the condensation in between the panes. I've shown them frozen before but they're just cold all winter and really hot in the summer. If you touch the metal in the hot months when the sun is beating down on them you can actually burn your hand.


Pretty, huh?Here's the gaping hole in my kitchen...it was 30 degrees outside. My feet were cold but it's always cold in the house.


And presto, chang-o, we have a new window. It took him a lot longer to get the window out than it did to get the new one in. See the little blue cat prints? That happened the last time I painted. The cats love to sit up there but I don't think they're going to have room anymore since the new window is so much wider than the old one.


I'd like to get a better picture but it's actually kind of hard to get one. It's cloudy outside so the flash won't come on since the camera thinks I'm taking a picture of something outside.


Travis stayed home with me today and I'm very thankful. The installer seems very nice but the thought of me staying here all day with a guy I don't know made me uncomfortable. And, so, as a reward I made french toast with whipped cream and berries and bacon. I was going to make eggs too but he got full. It was nice to feel Martha Stewart-y this morning.


Mmmmmm...

5 comments:

Tisra said...

Ummmm.... I want some of THAT breakfast!

Congratulations on the new windows!!! I can not wait to see them. Nor can I wait to hear how toasty your house is and how much your utility bills drop by!

Christy said...

Wonderful! That looks great!
Oh. Erm...and so do the windows...

Mom said...

I'm so glad you finally got the new windows. The next time we come dad won't have to sleep in his jacket and hat.(LOL)

Ms. Tee said...

Yay - new windows! The windows in our old house were exactly like these, so I'm excited for you. :)
And that breakfast looks a-mazing!

Mary said...

I can't believe how excited I am about somebody else' windows. I'm like jumping up and down inside. I'm sure I'm not as giddy as you are though. I love that they are clear...I mean they don't have the fake pane dividers...whatever those are. I wish we had that. I love the way that looks.

Oh...and the breakfast was a good idea. Husbands who stay home on cold days just to make you feel secure deserve a good hearty breakfast.