Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Big Doin's

It's a big day at our house!

Today we are having our windows replaced.

I will have a before and after photo later, probably Friday.

The windows we are replacing were installed in 1987, when we built the house. Our house is a Timber Truss house, which is kind of like a kit. The windows came with it. I have no idea what name brand these old windows might be, but they have needed replacing for a good 10 years.

Last year, with so much snow, wind and cold, the drafts, along with sky-high heating bills, became nearly unbearable.

We decided it was time to spend some money and take care of this problem. Our bones are older and we're not quite as young as we used to be. Drafts make knees and backs and elbows and pretty much everything else ache these days.

That said, I must mention how much I love windows. I love being able to look out at the farm and see the trees and grass. I love watching the deer, squirrel and birds. I enjoy looking at the sky and watching the clouds roll past.

I never worked well in a cubicle, those times when I worked in cubicles. Cubicles and work spaces sans windows should be against the law, if you ask me.

Let's hope the work goes smoothly.


  1. Oh, Anita! How wonderful and what a difference it will make in your heating and cooling bills as well as the appearance of the house. New is a good thing, although the initial cost is tremendous. We have a newer house with new windows and our electric bills this past winter were sky high!! You should see a big difference this coming winter. Can't wait to see your photos!!


  2. What a nice present to give yourself!

  3. Great investment! I agree about being able to look outside and observe nature. I'm at my windows all the time : )

  4. Please post pictures and any insights...we really must replace our windows too but I just don't know where to start. I find the whole thing so intimidating! Hope all goes smooth...


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