Window Install 1 Window Install 8… and if the title didn’t immediately put you to sleep, give it a few minutes. 🙂

You can go ahead and file this one under: posts I’m writing, so I can remember all these gory details at a later date. However, if you feel inclined to continue reading, then let me tell you, I was ill prepared for how messy this was going to be. I know, it sounds ridiculous when I say it out loud, but it turns out with our home it wasn’t as simple as “pop the old window out, replace with the new one.” No, that would be too easy.

Sidenote: They put that sign up for caution. You can visit and NOT get lead poisoning. I’m 92% sure of it. #ThisOldHouse 😉 Window Install 9The install day itself was a long one. Have you ever spent several hours in a small, non-air-conditioned room with three dogs? You haven’t? Good. I dWindow Install 5on’t recommend it. Piper went so stir crazy, she started to chew up one of the dog beds. And you know what, I didn’t try to stop her. You pick your battles.

In all sincerity, I don’t want to complain through this entire post, because we’re so fortunate to have windows to replace in the first place (hey, it rhymes)  – we truly are. However, our old windows were so poorly installed, they had to tear out all the inside trim, in order to install the new widows properly. And in my sometimes (only sometimes) negative attitude about home renovations, I was less than average height thrilled to add “new trim” to our long list of projects.

Oh, and did I mention our new(ish) blinds no longer fit? Just add it to the list. √ Window Install 4 Window Install 2Thankfully, my husband took a day off work this week (I unfortunately couldn’t document his every move, because one of us had to work 😉 )  to get a head start on the new trim around the windows. It’s not finished yet – we still have many hours of painting ahead – but we changed it up and went with a craftsman look. I must say, I’m really liking it … so far.

But, without further ado, the dramatic “before and after” photos you’ve all been waiting for … Window Install 7… did I oversell it?

Okay, so it’s not that dramatic, but there’s something about knowing we have new, well-installed windows that brightens my day.

Add that to the list of, “you know you’re an adult when …”

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