Wednesday, June 18, 2014

abc windows and more

26 windows were replaced at the beginning of April. 
26 times the cost of one custom made pop in replacement double hung window is...a lot. 

Overall ABC Windows and More gets high marks. It's not their fault it's difficult to caulk neatly between vinyl and brick. However, the mystery of the window weights lingers. Those sell easily for $10 a piece and supposedly ours were cut off and sealed into the walls. 

Hmmmm, 26 windows times 2 times 10 is...a lot.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

roof weekend

Exposed rafters
Tom wields the shop vac

New wood over the mud room

Kevin briefly considers a skylight

Dumpster: no household items permitted

Littles plus Bosco driving over to check out the progress

More new wood going up

Uncle Dick and Lukey Dukey were a huge help.

Container filling up.

So thrilled with the color choice!

God has blessed us with some amazing men in our life. These guys basically gave up their entire Father's Day weekend to help put a roof on our house. We are deeply grateful.

Friday, June 13, 2014

roof prep

Arrange delivery of 20 ft pallet full of roofing materials. Check.

Order materials needed for adding a ball to the hitch mount on the Outlook so we can pull a trailer with lumber and a very large tool. Complete in-store pickup at 9:30 pm with tired 2 year old in tow. Check.

Delegate lumber list to knowledgeable male who is capable of choosing straight boards with few knots. Check. 

Research dumpster prices, find a great deal, pay for and schedule drop of 30 yard roll off. Check.

Locate a 12 foot utility trailer to rent for 3 days, drive to Brookpark, debate adding insurance, add insurance, drive home with trailer. Check.

Reserve a very large tool called a siding break. Delegate getting this picked up. Check.

Clean coolers, purchase water and ice. Plan how to keep workers in food and drink. Check.

Oh, also (in the very same week) provide high quality childcare to all your clients, live through your parents relocation to your own front room for a two month duration, and help your daughter plan her wedding. Check. Check. Check.

Yes, it's been a busy week.