Tuesday, July 12, 2011

8th Window Completed - Hallelujah!

Astrid's two bedroom windows are done, which completes my quota of the season. Below is the one facing the front of the house.

This one is on the side. I have to say that this last window put up a real fight. When I was almost done, I broke it by trying to kill a fly. The glass went flying on to the roof of the porch. The neighbors probably heard me swear in French and English at the same time. To my surprise, the glass was extremely thin. But the real struggle was in removing the window from the frame, which felt like they were fused together - #$%?&*

Anyway, it was repaired and put back into place.

I can relax and hang out like the birds...

...in my garden and in my studio.

Wishing you all a great summer.


Richard Cottrell said...

be careful with this heat. Richard at My Old Historic House

Mark D. Ruffner said...

Congratulations, Anyes - the house looks great and now you can cool off. I just noticed the interesting gingerbread running under your soffits. What a nice touch, like a fillet within a frame.

The Dusty Victorian said...

Hello Richard,
If I fall, it will be from my hammock. Thanks for dropping in.

Thank you Mark, yes the house has retained a lot if not all of its original trims, inside and out- so rare in this day and age.

Scott Harris said...

That's great about the 8th window.

I have to admit that I burst out laughing when I read about the fly:)

I would love to hear you swear in French and English at the same time:)


The Dusty Victorian said...

Hello Scotty,
It only happens when I'm really really angry or if I stub my toes. That's when one knows if they're truly bilingual. Thanks fro dropping in.

Stuff and Nonsense said...

i feel your pain...we finally replaced two windows this summer...only 26 to go!

just found your blog and am enjoying your posts...we live in a 130 year old folk victorian called The Duff House.


The Dusty Victorian said...

Hello Alison,
Welcome to the DV sista. I'm looking forward to catching up to you blog and totally sympathizing with you as well. I got a glimpse at you kitchen post and will certainly take a lot of tips from it.

Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

Congratulations on making your quota! And you did it all the proper way, keeping the old windows as they were meant to be. Your house looks amazing.