We bought a foreclosure home and are working on taking it from rags to riches. Here are some previous articles of our house’s story to catch you up if you missed out. Meeting the architect – The Inside. I will continue to write about the house over the next year as we turn it into our home.
For the last 6 weeks we have barely been at the new house. Farming dictates everything around here and there just was no time for the house when crops need to be harvested. Now that the crops are out we are beginning to think about working there again. Tuesday the contractor called and asked if he could come and measure for windows…YES PLEASE!! When the contractor calls..I am going to come running!!
The windows are terrible. Look above the leaded glass area. Yep, there is no chalking or anything that is keeping the wind and weather out. We want these to be removed carefully as we are planning to use the leaded glass somewhere else.
Look how poor the weather stripping is. It’s just falling away from the windows. When we bought the house we knew it would need all new windows. The contractor just gave us a ball park guess and said it would probably be $900 per larger window. There are three of them.
While the contractor was at the house I asked what his schedule looked like and when they have us down for. For the windows, we’re on the six week schedule. For the major construction, I was told that as soon as the cement guy can lay the cement in the spring, they will come and start building.
Okay Mr. Weatherman…how about an easy winter and an early spring? I want to be in my house!!