Livvy’s Window is IN!

June 14, 2010

framing, kitchen

It seemed to take FOREVER!!! But we have the kitchen window installed. And it is beautiful!!

Yesterday, we spent many long, arduous hours on it.

Window Workers

Demolition is easy. Demolition is always easy.

Window Open

It’s rigging up new stuff to the old that is NOT so easy. Nothing “matches” anymore. A 2×6 in 1855 was a literal 2×6. Today, it’s a 1.5 x 5.5 :-p So of course, we have to shim everything under the sun and then some, to get everything level. And that wasn’t even possible (getting things level). In the end, we just “winged” it. 😀

Today, the window went in! The siding is a disaster, and I have yet to slap something up over the tar paper… and paint it… but the window is in! It’s in! And Livvy is very happy.

Window Ext

Window Int

We had the town codes guy stop in to inspect our rough framing. I’ll have more on that later. And the old toilet broke today, leaked everywhere. I had purchased two new ones a while back, so The Hubs got to install the new one today. It looks great! Thank God I had the new one on hand!

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9 Responses to “Livvy’s Window is IN!”

  1. Renee Says:

    Cool! It looks great! I love big windows! And it looks like Livvy approves! And you can see your back yard much better… Congrats on the new window!!!

  2. Carole Says:

    Yay for Livvy!! Life is always better when the cat is happy. 😀 (Oh and the new window looks AWESOME too! That is going to really brighten things up!)

  3. Secondary Roads Says:

    Livvy loves that new window. I think everyone is going to join her in that sentiment.

  4. Marg Says:

    Oh Livvy, we are so excited that you have your window in and now you can watch all the goings on. That is such good news. We love the picture of you sitting in the window. I bet you are one happy cat. Tell Mom to take a break. The important work is now done.

  5. Sparkle Says:

    Livvy does look quite satisfied with the job you’ve done. I wish my human would make ME a new window!

  6. Lin Says:

    Hooray! At least the cat is happy!! And I have to say that one part of your demolition crew looks a little screwy. 🙂

  7. akaGaGa Says:

    Lovely Livvy window! Just a word of caution: Pumpkin, the daring feline in my house, discovered that if he scratched and clawed just right, he could loosen one of our screens and knock it to the ground. This, of course, provided an excellent method of escape. He approved so heartily of this, that now he scratches and claws all the screens to see if he can make them fall out, too. The screen holes are much larger than when they were designed. 🙂

  8. Lynne Says:

    Looks terrific! I know that was no easy job either. Livvy sure does appreciate it!

  9. Mizé Says:

    Wow! Livy is such a lucky girl. I guess all cats enjoy windows.
    By the first picture I thought something weird had happened to your house, lol, but after all it was just a new window 🙂
    Hugs xxx