Saturday, November 26, 2011

Week4 - More Windows and Jackhammer

The weather has been holding up well to get the outside work completed. Sometimes I think the Mr. wishes for a rainy day as he is working every day to beat the impending winter.

This shot of the side of the house shows the new and old windows. Nasty old casement windows be gone!

The front has the gutters up and all the windows in. It turned out to be less work to just strip off the siding and replace it than to try and cut around. Wouldn't have been able to match the color anyway as 30 year old weather beaten white just isn't the same as nice new white.

Dumpster is filling up...

Remember the totally goofy window arrangement in the master bedroom?
(Don't wanna know what that big stain is on the wall... ew).

This is it with proper windows. Much better.

Out back, some good sized branches down from the last storm. They aren't going anywhere. We'll figure them out in the spring.

Highly energy inefficient gigantic stupid window on the back of the house before.

And nice new sliders after.

There was a big cement pad poured outside the front door. Another dumb thing. Made even more frustrating by the discovery that the cement had been poured over a nice brick walkway.

Cement has to go. Nasty. Only one way to do that. Aw, look at him smiling. That's because the jackhammer isn't really running at the moment. Poor old dear was looking a bit peaked when I first pulled up.

"That cement made me mad!"

Bet the neighbors are loving this! Hey! It's after 7AM. Time to wake up you lazy slugs!

Mango Momma

P.S. I don't know about the rest of the country, but here in Massachusetts, you can call your local electric company for an energy audit. They came in to audit the project house last week and gave us two digital thermostats, a bunch of coupons and rebate stuff for windows and doors AND they are going to insulate the attic for about a quarter of the price it would normally cost. You can learn more about these programs by clicking here.


  1. That jackhammer looks like hard work!
    The new windows are such an improvement! We love checking out the progress.

  2. The new windows look very nice. Especially the ones in front by the door - that "wall of window" look was really unattractive!

    How sweet of the Mr. to be all smiles when you drive up! (Did you bring snacks?)

  3. Where are Mango Master's earguards for when he's jackhammering?! If you think he has trouble hearing Mango Momma now, just wait.

    Looks like you're whipping along with the exterior work. Bet the new owners will enjoy having windows/sliding doors they can actually open to enjoy a nice breeze. So now you have to get all the siding on before the first snow - scratch that, the next snow - flies?

    What a great deal with the energy audit. Our utilities will do them, but you have to pay for them.

    Jed & Abby

  4. I think the Mister likes making noises and messes! BOL! :D

    Waggin at ya,