Our original install date was set for November 30th, 2016. At the time we scheduled it, Window World asked, “If we have an earlier appointment opportunity, would you like it?”
And when they called on November 10th and asked if I would like them to reschedule the installation to the 11th, I jumped at the chance. Windows installed earlier than expected? That sounded great to me!
And at 10:30, they arrived, their truck full of windows.
Seeing them there, waiting to be unwrapped and installed was exciting. In some ways, it feels as if we have made so little progress on The Cottage, even though we have spent hundreds of hours there. Progress is often done at a crawl.
Until you have huge leaps forward, like the painting and the windows.
These big leaps forward give us juice to move forward on the smaller, no-so-obvious things like wiring, plumbing, insulation and more.
The windows guys got to work pulling out the old windows. The two windows in the center of the photo above were going to be made into one single window. It saved us a couple of hundred dollars by just having it be one window instead of two.
The windows came with an aluminum wrap which would cover the wood surrounding the window. This meant we would spend less time having to maintain the paint or the wood and hopefully not have to worry about wood rot or leaks.
Stepping back and looking at everything, I have to acknowledge, in the past three months there has been an extraordinary amount of work done on this house!
Progress! And just for perspective, this is how the side of the house looked when we first bought it…
What do you think?!