Tuesday, February 6, 2007
Whereas yesterday we just had holes in the walls, today we have actual windows. One of them, on the north wall, is just an exact replacement of the previous window above the sink. The two small ones to either side of that one are the ones that Michael and I compromised on since he wanted all windows and I wanted a dank, dark kitchen with lots of cabinets.
We also got two new windows on the east wall. These are the same as the windows that were there before, but they're shorter, so they will just meet the counter that's going to be on that wall. The sheet rock is stacked up against them because that is the next step. On the schedule, the sheet rock people are called "Friendly." I'm assuming that that is the name of the company and not a description of their disposition, but who knows.
We were a little shocked to see what installing new windows does to the outside stucco:
In fact, we were so unnerved that we dug up our contract--the contract that we had so blithely signed--to see whether repairing the stucco might be included. (It is). Contracts was my worst subject in law school.
The windows were the most dramatic change today, but they also installed the new vent for our stovetop.
At least that's what I think it is. If it's not, Jim will correct me, as he occasionally does. And I will ignore him, as I occasionally do.