There is one new window installed. There is one old window with all the surrounding woodwork removed. There is one old window yet untouched. There is plastic sheeting covering one of the two heat registers in my living room. The temperature in my apartment remains a brisk 61 degrees compared to the comfortable 70 degrees where it usually is. My green fuzzy blanket and I have become inseparable.
The crew departed early afternoon today. There is one more 20 degree day forecast before another cold snap hits. Unless the crew moves at the speed of light, I can't see this project being finished in one day. I hope I am wrong.
I called my cleaning lady and asked her to wait until next week to clean my apartment. My bedroom is piled high with stuff from my living room. All my crochet material is piled on my kitchen table. My living room is torn apart. I didn't want her to take one look and quit on the spot. Seriously, there is so very little space available to clean that it wasn't worth her time to drive here to work.
On the positive side, my oldest daughter brought me a space heater this evening. My living room is heating up nicely. The new windows aren't quite what I expected, but they still look nice. I thought they would be more like the tall, narrow windows you see on old buildings and they are a bit taller but just as wide as the old ones. I found out that has to do with the fire codes. The old windows were the crank-out type. These are the kind that open top and bottom. These are required so that a fireman can open them and climb through to rescue me in case of a fire. Can't argue with that.
Me...I have been mostly living at my kitchen table with my lap top, Kindle and crochet work. Inconvenient - yes. But not a permanent situation. And I can still get to my recliner, so life is still good.
But I am about as tired of window talk as you must be of reading about it. I will post a picture when the job is finished. And then it is on to other more interesting things. :)
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