Sunday, 2 November 2014

We have some new windows - it was time

Before: the wood was weary. 

The handle had broken on the kitchen window. The outside of the windows were peeling paint, as the previous owners must have used the wrong paint to repaint it.

Weary windows!
Notice the centre post.
This new vinyl will last a long time. Our windows, at the time - 30 years ago, were top of the line. They've learned so much more about insulation, caulking, and materials these days. It was great because they had a cancellation and a 1-day window of opportunity! 'Scuse the pun!
The salesman phoned at 7:30 a.m., saying our window were in, someone else's were not, could they come over?

"Sure," I said. It's only getting colder, and keeping the windows open ,whilst replacing them in December, wasn't a great thing to anticipate.

The bugs are mostly gone, except for the dreaded Asian Lady beetles. I caught 24 ladybugs, one beetle and 2 flies indoors.

The cats had various reactions. Daisy was terribly curious, but fearful of the strangers and the banging. Daisy didn't like the noise, but she was better than she had been with other renos. cc

Bug sucker, AKA pooter!
Caught 27 bgs!

Sadie, I found, didn't much care. Sadie is the reno queenYou can see her in the video! The fire hubby made in the basement was a huge draw. She usually sits on the heater in the morning, anyway. She's very sick with an awful cold! Wheezing and sneezing. Poor girl.

Our bathroom was renovated, before our time.
It used to be half its size. The original owner, Mrs. Love, insisted that she have a large walk-in closet. It had a window, fortunately. When they cut off the closet, to extend the bathroom, the new, large bathroom now had two windows. We have a tub and a separate shower, with a seat in it.

The new kitchen window flips out at the bottom, it's a little more expensive, but it gives a good view of the forest. And it doesn't have a centre frame, which makes it look larger, a great view while doing dishes.


Adam did a fine job, cleaning up after himself very nicely. I wonder if his wife knows he hang out of the windows?!
Somebody in our house has to paint the trim. That would be me. I did the bathroom and kitchen windows, but they need a further coat. I wiped myself out doing that. My energy levels are way down with this virus. One must pace oneself at my age!

Before, During and After

You can see how the old kitchen window
has a large piece down the middle.
before trim painting

After painting


DeniseinVA said...

An enjoyable post, I would love some new windows. Yours look very smart.

eileeninmd said...

Sounds great, I am glad everything with the new windows went so well. They look very nice.. I am sure you will love them too. Happy Sunday!

William Kendall said...

Yes, that's quite a lot of work. I'm sure the cats felt the need to check in from time to time and see what was going on.

Red said...

Good on you for getting renos done. I need windows but I hate renos so much I'm delaying the job. I don't mind things I do myself but I don't like other people bumbling around.

Powell River Books said...

Nice windows, and I bet they will keep the heat in better in winter. - Margy

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Seriously good!!! YAM xx