It was supposed to be easy...oh, so easy.
Just replace a window. A couple days tops.
I just wanted to get rid of this old five pane unopenable (is that a word) windows.
But we have an old house....bwaa haa haa HAA!!
I can feel my house laughing at me.
When the contractor took out my window he founds lots of water damaged rotten boards.
So, he had to take out the wall under my window.
He'll have to rebuild the wall, not to mention doing something with the stucco on the outside of the house.
Last night this was what I was looking at right before bedtime. I never realized how much LIGHT came in that east facing window, even at night time.
Clark the contractor came back today to get to work when he realized that the new window is perfectly square, of course, and that the hole is not, of course. So he now has the problem of making a straight window fit in a crooked hole.
This is my most recent window. I'm not any closer than last night.
When I talked to DR about this earlier he proclaimed, "I'm never doing this again!! I'm never remodeling anything else!"
"So...you'd rather build from scratch?" I asked. Fat chance of that. We never stay in one spot long enough to build a house. He did admit that he wouldn't want to make all the design decisions about a house. Fine by me!!!
Building a house is a huge financial and time commitment while living in a house during remodeling isn't much fun (noise, dust, unexpected bumps in the road).
So I gotta ask, would you rather....
.....remodel the old house
....or start from scratch and build new?