Demo & Dust on Delaware – Days Eleven & Twelve

Yesterday the opening between our living room and dining room was finished. Although I was super apprehensive about the results I am most happy. Whew!!! My husband thinks I am  obsessing about things – he could be partially right. But not totally. You can not see it in the photo but there is a pencil line to outline the opening and the arch. I was just afraid it would not look right in relationship with the other arches that were much higher. So here goes………….the man and his best friend – the power tool!


TA -DAH!! I love it!

From the dining room looking into the living room. Now we have so much light – very open. Our dogs even approve!

Can not wait to get rid of the orange paint!

Another big event yesterday was that we also had our new windows delivered and installed. I love them!   This is the outdated ugliness that we replaced.  Storm windows were at one time thought to be very effecient! Wow – things have changed!!

Check out that nasty caulk!!

I did all casement windows except this one guest bedroom because it faces the side yard and no one sees it. It also has a bamboo shade on the window and you can’t see or appreciate the window when you’re in the room. Hey – I saved a bit of money!!


I really made getting new windows and big deal and ended up getting five estimates. Crazy! I did suffer from sticker shock with the first bid from Pella. I wanted them to be super efficient but I also wanted them to look like wood windows. I was stalking everyone’s windows everywhere I went.  I finally selected the Jeld-Wen Premium Vinyl window with the  “simulated divided lites” that look like wood. They actually were the most favorable bid.

Are they not just the prettiest thing you’ve ever seen??

But unfortunately we had a big “OH NO” moment.  I could tell when they were taking this custom made window off the truck it did not look right…………..the arch was off by 12 inches……..and they had measured it 4 times.

This is where the window “would of” gone …………….I am so bummed. But not as bummed as the window company. I actually felt sorry for them. They were most apologic!! Hopefully we will not have to wait another three weeks.

I think good looking windows make a huge difference to the appearance of a home. I don’t think I fully realized this until I went shopping for windows and then you really start noticing them. Now I have become a critic of all windows. Shame on me but while I’m out and about driving a little voice in my head is saying, ” Ahhh, those are some gorgeous windows” – or  “oh dear, those are some ugly windows you have there” – I know……….shame on me!!!

Thanks for reading my little blog. I would love to hear your comments!!

See ya later


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