Thursday, June 19, 2008

I Have Holes

In my head? No, in my house, in 100 degree weather of all days! Today, after much deliberation and four weeks of order time, we had 7 new Milgard windows installed!

This is the story of 5 of the windows; the other 2 were in another room. I'm rarely able to get a before picture because things get torn apart when I'm not paying attention too quickly. But there must be family photos that show the before. These were the holes in my house this morning:


From the outside:


This is after:


We got a bevel in the glass, instead of the standard grids, or muntins.


Me, Myself, I We have serious psychotic issues concerns with our replacement windows looking like replacement windows. For example, these had to be paintable on the exterior. That's why there's no picture of the exterior, because painting them is yet another project.

I am just loving them. They actually lock, have screens, are air-tight and well insulated, and give me a much clearer view outside. Ahem, not just because they are cleaner. But because they're not divided up with the muntins.

So we're ordering up 5 windows for the upstairs really really really soon. Plus I think the garage will look really cruddy if we don't, so 2 more there. That leaves 3 pieces of the house undone. 1) the kitchen/dining nook (it's too small to be a room). I'm going to delay that one as long as possible in the hopes that we will just get disgusted and do something major like bump out the front of the house. 2) our master bedroom, which is such a funky addition we don't want to mess with it right now. And 3) the side door/windows....which does need replacement before the cold winter air comes it. Yes, we get below freezing in the winter.

And after having the house open in 100 degree heat, I am longing...just a little bit...for cooler days. I hope Ernest didn't take his 9-mile hike at camp today!



6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello! The new windows are BEAUTIFUL!! We will have to have a celebration involving "sparkling wine" - Echo

Vanessa said...

The windows are gorgeous! Maybe you should put on that song I can see clearly now. You know the one, right?

Bunny Bunster said...

Ab-so-lute-lee Beautiful!!!!

You are so luckly to have large beautiful window's to let in outdoors in!!

I'll come help you clean them!

Bunny Bunster said...

Ab-so-lute-lee Beautiful!!!!

You are so luckly to have large beautiful window's to let in outdoors in!!

I'll come help you clean them!

Bunny Bunster said...

Ab-so-lute-lee Beautiful!!!!

You are so luckly to have large beautiful window's to let in outdoors in!!

I'll come help you clean them!

Noodle said...

I LOVE those windows! Gorgeous!