Wednesday, March 5, 2014

No More Playing Catch in the House

Well things have been moving pretty slowly with The Money Pit, however, not quit as slowly as the blog...  However, the amazingly beautiful windows have been installed.


To prep, the guys had to put the blue paper stuff around the windows along with some special clear tape.

It has to be around 20 degrees above zero or warmer to even get the windows delivered since they become more brittle, or something, when it's cold.  Remind me to not lean up against our brittle windows in the winter.


These are the windows in the great room on either side of the fireplace.  All the great room windows are simulated divided light, meaning the grids are outside the glass.



I was worried this side of the house would look super lame since it only has two tiny windows, but I think it will be acceptable.


You may also note that we went with a lovely ebony window color as opposed to the everyday white.


The poor guys probably froze to death getting these windows in.  Heroic efforts to get us homeless off the streets.


The living room windows don't look as crazy huge now that the huge opening was split up into three windows.  As you can see it is two double hungs around  big picture window.


I forgot how much less attractive the double hungs look due to their screen.  Stupid mosquitos.


The kitchen windows are my favorite for some reason.  As a member of the great room, these windows are also simulated divided light.  The inside of the simulated divided light windows are unfinished pine, but will be stained or painted.  The rest of the windows in the house are factory painted white on the inside with grids between the glass.


A view of the amazing great room


Above you can see the master shower window, which is a white all ultex window... aka made of not wood so it doesn't rot away in the wetness.  The window on the right is one of the three square windows above the master bed.


Look at that pretty packaged french door.


The boys installing the kitchen windows...  The master windows are on the far right.  They are the same size and layout as the great room windows.


The guys have had a hard time installing the french doors.  Apparently they are super touchy and need a lot of adjustment all the time.  Something to look forward to for the next 70 years.  

You may note the heater below the french doors which I refer to as "the torch" which has been put hard to work attempting to heat an uninsulated house to 40 degrees with outside temps at -20 degrees.  Why do they need to heat it so warm?  To do the electrical and plumbing.  Yep we got ourselves some electrical and plumbing!

All we need now is a front door and some garage doors.  Don't hold your breath on garage doors though since, you know,  the garage is entirely full of snow and has no floor.



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