"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least." ~Goethe~

23 October 2013

Something new...

While working on this so called painting project we have found things with the house that were never done right to begin with that had to be fixed.  I keep telling the house that it is not at fault because of the stupid builder that put it together.  That is the mild, tame version of what I have been saying.  Details are not needed I'm sure.  Among all the fixes here and there we addressed the issue with the window in our bedroom.  Let's just say that the windows that were put into this house from the beginning were probably the cheapest, crappiest windows ever made and have been the absolute worst I've ever had to deal with.  We have put off getting new windows because we have always been told that it will cost tens of thousands to get new windows and who has that floating around on any given day.  So while debating the issue of our window, we headed off to the nearest Lowes and started asking questions, finding out about all our choices and ended up buying a new window.  Now I'll be up front in saying that our handy dandy friend who is awesome at all this fixer upper stuff helped us out with this new window.  A window that was 1/3 the price of a famous name brand window but made the same exact way by a company in our region.  The guy at Lowes must have thought I was a complete idiot for asking him over and over if that was the correct price on this special order window.  I told him to place the order before he changed his mind in any way.

  Why would I pay for the name brand then?  Crazy!

So this past Sunday it was out with the old and in with the new.  It was so freakin' awesome to get that old thing out that when there was nothing but a big whole in the wall I did a happy dance and a big ole' yell.  If I knew about how much of a difference this new window makes as far as being able to see through it versus trying to look through one big mess of a joke of a window, I would have done this years ago.  My days just start out so much better than before. I am in love with my new window.  I can't help buy smile when I walk in the room now and see everything so clearly and the glass is so shiny and pretty.  It doesn't take much to make my day.  I keep going back and forth about putting the blinds back up because I'm not sure I want all that shiny, clear view blocked in any way, shape or form.

Even in the few days it has been since putting the new window in I just seem to gravitate towards my room and just hang out in there till the sun goes down in the evening.  It's my new favorite room again. This window is going to make it so dang hard to avoid my room now when Fall really starts to hit and the nesting, snuggly feeling grabs hold of me.  It's just one small bit of happiness found among all this hard work during the past month and a half.  And knowing that we are almost finished with this project.

Now I'm just waiting for Spring to get here so that we can start getting all the other windows replaced.  Can you believe that a day will come around here that I won't have to wrap windows ever again?!  Next Fall will be a very happy time for me around here.




  1. How did this post get by me. Sometimes I think there's a hoax on my blog reader! I will say that you have a whole lot to smile about. As Sophia from Golden Girls would say, "Picture this..." I can see you now glued to the window like kids are glued to cartoons and Christmas trees. They'll be calling your name, but you won't hear them because of all the bird watching and leaf color changing watching you'll be doing in that room of yours. But they'll understand once they get their own new window. :-) Enjoy!

    p.s. That's probably how I'll feel when I get my bathroom done. The tub will never know what hit it!

  2. I love having windows to look out and I can totally understand why you love your new window. Love your blanket and the quilt it's on. You'll feel so good when the project is finally all done.

  3. Hi Kar, your new window looks so pretty with the sun coming through. I can understand why you want to gravitate there. Love the colors in your new projects; you have a wonderful eye for color. Have a nice evening. Heather

  4. We once replaced all the windows in our home and wowzers was it awesome. We went from no insulation and noisy to quiet and insulated. Love the quilt and your throw project, I can see why you like hanging out in there again :) Happy Friday!

  5. Oh! It is so lovely and bright! I can see why you would want to hang out in front of it:)
    These little home projects can be a pain, but its so nice when you are done, because you kinda fall in love with your house all over again.

  6. Your shiny new widow is a thing of beauty Kar!!! And what a gorgeous view you have.
    I live in a house that was built in 1927 and still has all it's original window. I know the frustration of battling with window ~ know it REAL WELL! Ugh! I dream of new windows some day too.
    Enjoy your room with a view :)))

  7. Yay for you! I live in a house built in 1900 with bad replacement windows some time in the 80's so I totally get it! I also know that feeling of finally doing something and feeling so silly that I didn't do it before. Hey, at lease you did it now and didn't wait several more years!

  8. Whoo-hoo for new windows!!! We live in an old house and have slowly replaced windows over time so I know what a difference new windows make!