I cannot begin to tell you how lucky we are with the weather. Way back in June, we signed a contract to replace ALL the windows in our house. There are 26 of them - don't even contemplate how much that is costing!
Initially scheduled for September, the work quickly got pushed to October and then December. I seriously was expecting it to get pushed again, but NOPE -- the installer arrived yesterday and will be here the entire week. The weather couldn't have been more perfect for that.
I had asked the installation coordinator what windows they would start with. Usually, they begin upstairs, and could you please have 8 - 10 windows prepped by removing blinds and moving furniture away from the window by six feet. So that's what I did yesterday morning. I moved all the furniture and removed blinds and hardware. It required numerous trips up and down the stairs to get various tools - god forbid I carry the entire toolbox upstairs!
Of course, I had help along the way. Is there any place that we can be that Murphys doesn't want to be right there at our side? These blinds are off the windows and will NOT be put back up. We've never used them. We have a gorgeous forest in the back of the house, and there is no need for blinds. For that matter, this room has never been painted - EVER. Well, there is contractor beige on the walls. I guess decor is NOT my priority since the house is 25 years old, and we've lived here for almost 20.
|Taing the blinds down|
|Screws for a shelf were also removed|
|The heap of quilts|
|How to release these blinds from the clip?|
|The before of the window|
|Drop cloths are in place|
|Trim is gone and working on removing the first window|
|At last, one window is gone|
|That's a lot of stickers|
|The bottom three windows are gone|
|Cleaning up the window openings|
|The old windows|
|My new, unfinished window|
|The new traffic camera is in place|
|MOM -- the top of the stairs are blocked|
|A thread thief|
|Murphy having a pre-bedtime nap|
|MOM -- I'm boiling!|
I got the final homework assignment out the door (well into an e-mail) very early this morning. I have two other documents I'd like to write as a follow-up for one of my groups this past year, and then I'll be done for the year and ready to start the process all over again.
I believe I have now compiled the distribution lists for my upcoming Free Motion classes at Thimbles and Things. I need to double-check that I didn't miss anyone, and then I'll send a confirmation today. Then one more massive distribution list to get organized and a couple of smaller ones. I hope to have all that information sorted out by the end of this week. But at some point, I'm going to have to move the crap in the office.
OH -- so moving all that furniture was an eye-opener. There wasn't much to move, but some stuff, I question whether it needs to go back. There is a large wooden bed frame -- the headboard and the footboard. We haven't used it in ages, and it's just sitting there. I know that NO ONE wants it, and I probably couldn't even give it away. I wonder if the wood is useful to anyone? I bought it in 1990, so not sure what it's made of, but it's darn heavy.
I'm very tempted to rent a truck, take it to the recycling depot, and deposit it in the wood bin. Thoughts???
Then there are a few other things that will not get put back. I'm tempted to put them in the garage until we can get rid of them. And I have an indoor bicycle trainer - a fancy one that if someone wants, we can talk. There is no need to keep this stuff that we do not use. And while the office should be my priority, I really need to get this other stuff dealt with as well.
And then maybe we should think about painting? And it would dress up the house as well. OK -- something else to add to the list of things to organize. We are NOT painting - I'll hire someone to do it.
We had loads of fun at Monday sewing, and I accomplished lots. Tomorrow, I'll share my learning curve work and my virtual challenge. I had to share my window experience with you today. OH - I'll share the roof story tomorrow as well.
Have a super day!!!!