Saturday, April 25, 2009

A window on my world

This, gentle readers, is the OLD window that was original to the house. Now I'm SURE that in 1949, the state of the art was to have nice strong STEEL windows that were undoubtedly strong and made of steel like the warships that had won the war and the bridges that spanned the mighty rivers of this great nation. Steel that had been poured from the crucible in the heartland of the United States of America!
Only problem is that no matter how hard you wish it wouldn't, steel rusts. Especially if you install it in the kitchen, right over that steamy sink, with single pane glass that forms condensation even in late Spring! So old Rusty had to go, replaced by...
A great big HOLE, which Sharon and I both really liked. It was airy, and bright, and the view was unobstructed, and there was NO RUST! Except a fly came flying in. So...
I put in this handsome PLASTIC window that will never rust. It even has steel part in it that are made of - wait for it - STAINLESS STEEL so they'll never rust either.

I'm so happy.

4 comments:

Pamela Bilz said...

I am pretty darn impressed. When I had two double paned windows replace in my house I paid someone almost twice the price of the windows to do it.

Bob Collier said...

Well it did take me about a day and a half to do it. I would have charged me a lot of money too.

Jesslyn said...

OOOhh, prettttty...

Jeffrey J Hoover said...

Yay!

I need to do this in our living room. WE live in the country and there is a window on the south facing wall of our living room that is too high up and too small to see out of.... and it doesn't open. Just plain dumb.