Completed projects:

roof, kitchen, master bedroom, main bathroom (sans shower tile), fireplace, hardwood flooring, windows, office, front entry, stairway

Ongoing projects:

shower surround, dapping/painting woodwork, ensuite vanity/lights/mirror, painting outdoor trim, finishing front entry tile work, interior door painting and hardware, decorating

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Eye spy... some great lookin' windows!

Today was official window install day! The windows were delivered on Friday and the troops were here bright and early, some starting at 7:45 am Saturday! The weather was perfect, sunny with a slight overcast and wonderful breeze.

Jake, Ben, Ralph, Micah, Jeremy, Gilbert, Erve and Zach were on heavy window duty today, removing the old windows, prepping for the new and installing them.

Janette and I did lunch, cleanup throughout the day, pounded nails out of boards, and I got in the way just enough in other areas to add to the mounding pile of junk we collected throughout the day.

Mandy, Audra, Rudy, Corinne, Ross and Georgia paid some visits throughout the day as well, and I finally got to meet one of Ben's daughters, Rachel. Corinne recieved a 'cord braiding lesson' I learned from Rich. Everyone is quite impressed on the final result when they see my collection of braided up cords and all ask how it's done. I'll have to do up a nice one and get a picture of what I'm talking about.

Getting to some particular memorable moments today...

Ben was creating my dream kitchen windows. And my old crooked house was giving him some grief at times, when I finally commented.. "Looks as if my dream kitchen is your nightmare..." Silly house!

It made me smile when Rachel mentioned she reads the blog daily. Of course she would! Her wonderful Dad has had to this point such an enormous part in this project! I'm so very glad technology makes it easy to update many many people at the same time so I can share my ever growing excitement on the updates. Thanks for reading, Rachel! And it's a pleasure to work along side your Dad.

Micah and Jeremy had the glorious task of removing aluminum siding. And dealing with windows abit smaller than the alloted exsisting holes... what patience and expertise these two have!

Gilbert was helping Jake and Ralph and Ben with the french doors. They turned out awesome! And we even sighted Gilbert doing a little bit of plumbing.

Erve was helping others with the big picture window and french doors. Ralph and Jake were applying this thick tape and tar paper stuff for weather proofing. So many steps!

As you can see from the pictures, the windows really give my little BC box some elegance! The windows are absolutely gorgeous and have all kinds of fancy shmancy features and labels, argon gas, the tinting in the windows has a film on the inside of the glass called Low E [soft, in this case] . The slight tint makes the outside look more vibrant and from the outside, the windows look abit richer due to the slightly darker appearance. The bigger windows have double slides which is awesome for letting those breezes in. I am so incredibly happy with them!!! They totally transform the look of the house, inside and out.

Thanks Ben and crew! They are fabulous!

And Janette, your baking is just amazing. She made some kind of nutty bar squares and 2 fruit homemade platz. I have NEVER had platz like this before! Gotta just love coffee time when Janette's around.

After everyone left, Jake returned for abit and installed a bifold closet door. What a difference a door makes, it's finally time to hide some of my crap... er, treasures!

A very productive day was had by all. And I'm sure everyone will literally fall into their cozy beds tonite. Sweet dreams everyone!

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