Cowart's Common Room
New windows!

I'm a permanent resident on the Coo today. My house has been invaded by a posse of windowfitters, so I am confined to the dining room with the computer and woodburner for company.

Embarrassingly the old, rotten windows fell out when pushed. These new fangled ones actually open and shut (oh the novelty!) and have glass which you can actually see through. Such joy!

I have a huge cheque to write later, though, just to calm me down a little, and the prospect of the postman bringing the things I have ordered in a fit of boredom (one book and one new jacket... so far).

Posted at 27th Mar 2009 - 02:20PM   Posted by Preseli Mags   New windows! Comments: 8

Salle de Bain's Avatar Don't worry PM it's only money!!
As I always tell my husband..."you can't take it with you". To which his reply is, "Yes I can I'm going to have it all stuffed in my coffin".

I never have to worry about things like that as I never have any anyway!!

Great about the windows....I bet you'll spend loads of time outside today admiring the new look (if you can stand up in these gales that is!!).

Posted by: Salle de Bain on 27th Mar 2009 at 02:32PM

Withy Brook's Avatar These gales are very wide-spread. Our Croatian cleaners say it is blowing over there too.
Lets hope the new windows keep them out!

Posted by: Withy Brook on 27th Mar 2009 at 03:29PM

Faith's Avatar Oh you will love the new windows! We had to have the bathroom one replaced and it is SO AMAZING to be able to open the window and let the steam out. Mind you, you quckly get used to new things don't you.

Posted by: Faith on 27th Mar 2009 at 04:04PM

You sound saner than us - we had to restore ours ( listed buildings/conservation area etc) they wanted 7000 a window! We said no ta, and did it ourselves , final cost 500 in material, and 6 months labour for me! We also spent the 6 months with no windows upstairs, our neighbours thought us bonkers by October!

Posted by: Zoe on 27th Mar 2009 at 04:12PM

Ivy's Avatar Once you took possession of your new windows you will find those annoying stickers leave permanent marks. Rather than scratching them off with a knife and damaging the new glass use some putty. It works like an eraser and leaves no marks. apparently an old glaziers trick, just cost me a cup of extra strong espresso.

Posted by: Ivy on 27th Mar 2009 at 04:23PM

Preseli Mags's Avatar Ah new windows. Sadly not wooden, but then we're not that special. No rot, clear glass (no stickers Ivy), they open and shut. Bliss. And no, the gales can't get in! (Actually no gales today, just lovely sunshine, helpfully.) Off to gaze at them (and through them) again. Very Happy

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 27th Mar 2009 at 07:16PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Hah think of the money you will save on heating - just don't open those windows and tuck your vest in . . . no really tucking your vest in saves heat . . .

Posted by: Westerwitch on 27th Mar 2009 at 08:55PM

Frances's Avatar Great to hear that you've got those new windows, and even better that the Process allowed you stay on this site even longer!


Posted by: Frances on 28th Mar 2009 at 12:30AM

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