Wednesday, March 31, 2010

There Are a Lotta Holes in the House Today!

Last year was so full of "changes" that we simply could not get them all done. Last November (click here) I mentioned that 2009 was a year of remodel projects.

We moved the laundry upstairs to the main floor. We had a new roof installed. Then Doug the Plmbr and Roger the Cabinet Maker finished the bathroom remodel.

Early onset of winter prevented our final project --- installation of new energy efficient windows. This 1960s home still had its original single-pane glass. No storms. We decided it was time to update to energy-efficient windows and chose these constructed by Gerkin. Gerkin manufactures the windows in the nearby City. So we're "twice-green". New energy-efficient windows...AND we purchased them close to home.
Last fall, with one thing and another, and with arrival of ten inches of snow in early December, our contractor had to put the windows in storage until spring. He had previously assured us he could install even in cold weather but with snow drifts several feet deep all way around the house, it was a no go. Until now!

Well, Folks! The temps today are predicted to be in the 70s with no wind! A perfect day to do this job! Hubby and I have removed all drapes/blinds and the installation crew is here as I type.Brothers Jeff and Paul of Ahlers Home Improvement began with the large window in the living room. Here's the "before". Even as I type the new window is in place but I'll wait until we have the curtains back up before I give you the "after". (And also the "after"!)
They're lookin' good, both inside and out!

I'm really excited and can hardly wait to see the final result.

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7 comments:

Glenda said...

Yay for new things!! Especially those that fill up holes in the house! And make your home more energy efficient!

Debby said...

ooooh. New windows. I love home improvements. Especially when they are done!

S. Etole said...

They should make a lot of difference as well as looking nice ...

Joshua said...

Wow, those windows are looking good. I am glad they've finally made their way into place.

THE OLD GEEZER said...

EASTER GREETINGS FROM THE OLD GEEZER

I PRAY YOU AND YOUR FAMILY WILL HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY CELEBRATING RESURRECTION SUNDAY.

HE IS RISEN!

GOD BLESS YOU, RON

Debra said...

Looks great! Glad your snow is finally gone. I thikn we're a bit hotter than you- about 80 here.
Loved reading the previous post too. I think your writing is superb.
Happy Easter!
~Debra

Andrea said...

Blessings and prayers,
andrea