When I got down to the new house this morning, I thought I would see some windows installed. Instead, the framers were out back working on the roof rafters for the screen porch.
The porch was really starting to shape up, but I wanted to see windows!
The plumbing pipes were stacked neatly in the garage, but no plumbers were plumbing.
The windows were distributed to the rooms they belonged in, but none were installed, yet.
Finally, they grabbed the triple for the master bedroom and got started.
They started unwrapping it,
found that the metal straps required a screw driver,
got it unscrewed, tipped it out the opening,
and popped it into place:
Then they made sure that everything was plumb and level
and got ready to nail down the fins.
After much shouting and coordinating between the guys inside and the guys outside, I heard what sounded like, “Plumbo!” and the nail was struck!
Pretty soon they got into a rhythm of unpacking and unscrewing and popping the windows into place.
Always checking for “plumbo!”
and a casement
and after I ran an errand or two,
the whole front of the house was almost done.
They were working on the back. Happily, they started on the top floor, so that anything dropped wouldn’t mess up the windows below:
But it was another acrobatic feat:
Another crew was around on the side putting up the kitchen window:
They were also up pretty high:
They didn’t get all the windows in , but it’s really starting to look like a house now, don’t you think?