As we’ve worked on our eventual master bedroom, we’ve had those moments where we get struck by something we simply must do. In one example, a friend pointed out that while we were drywalling and had our walls stripped down, we should take the opportunity to replace a ridiculous window.
The window is ridiculous, because of 1) its placement and 2) the shoddy job of it. Jodie and I are not tall — hence, to look out the old window, we would pretty much need to stand on each other’s shoulders. And as for calling it a window, well, if you want to call a sheet of single-pane glass caulked into a frame a window, okay.
However, the window was placed not far from the ceiling, was 6 feet long, and in a position to where a great view of the backyard was possible — provided that you had a window that was about 5 feet tall.
So that’s what we did.
With a 5-man crew (Jodie made soup), we busted out drills, reciprocating saws, pry bars and a hell of a lot of smack-talking. It was Sunday afternoon, the coffee pot was on, the weather was glorious — and a couple of hours, some heavy-lifting, fast-nailing and minor wall demolition later, now even people 5’5" can see into the backyard.
This whole homeowner thing is getting more and more fun all the time. Now for the next bit of fun — mudding and taping the drywall…
Sometime after the new year, anyway…