Thursday, October 1, 2009

Installing windows

Here is a letter I sent to Susan and am using as an update on my building.

Hi Susan
I went to facebook and read some of the messages, etc. I am so exhausted working on my home addition. Climbing on the ladders is taking its toll, but things get done little by little. Yesterday a window finally went in that I bought in 2006. I took it out of the barn along with some styrofoam sheets covered with brown recluse spiders. I then used cardboard and masking tape to attach to the back of the 36 by 36 inch window. I slide it up the ladder on the cardboard to the second floor window. Then pushed it into the frame and detached the tape and cardboard while holding onto the window. I got it held in the frame and put some nails in to keep it safely in place. Then I went upstairs and shimmed and leveled it. Then using adhesive flashing tape it was weatherproofed to the house wrap. Now I can continue with the paneling and hope to hurry and paint and caulk before it is below 50 degrees. Now I am going to the east side and doing some more window work with windows I finally got out of the barn yesterday (3 more, plus one smaller). So, I am tired and sore and just want to lay down and watch TV when I am done and eat my diner only. I have to hopefully satisfy my fire insurance person by Nov. 30, which is the date I gave her to have the outside completed since they said it has been 4 years of under construction. They do not like having it under construction and think it presents a hazard. It is fire insurance only so I don't know what the hazard is. I have paid in since 1985. It will not be completed on the outside so I may loose it. Then I would have to go through getting another Insurance Co. to take photos of my woodburner. That is all as it is time for me to start working again and get a little more done today. A little at a time makes a difference.

Best regards,
Mark and Salty

3 comments:

madcobug said...

Mark that was a good way to get that window to the upper level. I hope you can get the outside done and not lose your insurance before the time limit is up. Helen

Linda :) said...

I think it is great that you are building your house additions on your own, would be sad for the insurance company to pressure you to finish quickly...
Scratches for Salty... :)

Sayit-baldys said...

MARK, PLEASE SEND ME YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS AND BLOG ADDRESS.

I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO TUNE IN YOUR BLOGS. sam

SARVOAK@GMAIL.COM

SAYIT-BALDYS

sam