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Watching Out the Window

29 May

I love all the windows in my house, and they are great for taking pictures of birds.

But they do distort and get dirty and I’m usually not happy with the pictures I take through the windows.

Although, the windows I had repaced let me take some pretty good shots.

I’ve decided to replace the rest of my downstairs windows this summer.  Now it’s not just for the photography.  I love being able to open windows.  The breeze feels nice, and that’s not something I’ve been able to do for the first twenty years I’ve lived here.

I love that the windows can open in for cleaning.  I have actually washed the new windows already!  They are also double hung, so I can put the screens on top.  The animals don’t rip the screens up and I can open it for the cats to come in.

Bob Cat waiting at the old dirty window

Replacing my windows means I need to do some massive cleaning though.  I have to do something with all the plants and I also have to clean off the front porch since the windows between it and the house are also getting replaced.  The porch doesn’t stop as much wind as you might think.


I can hardly wait to have the entire downstairs open!


5 Nov

My house was built in 1900 +/-.  It gives it charm and I absolutely love it!  However, I think all but one of the upstairs windows are original.

Rocky (who quit posing when I snapped the picture)

The windows downstairs have been replaced, but some of them still have the original rope weights to open and close them.

I have a couple with broken glass. This one happens to be by my bed. You’ll also notice there is no putty around the edge.  That means, when the northeast wind blows, I freeze.

This wonderful gaping space is on the north wall in the living room. It also lets a lot of cold in.

My kitchen window is horribly rotten.

This is my favorite window because of the fancy leaded glass part at the top.

I had these four windows (and my other bedroom window) replaced.  Everyone was surprised that they can actually see out the windows.


I had them save the leaded panel for me.  I want to clean it up and hang it somewhere.  After all, it is 118 years old.

I figured out how to put the screens on the top part of the window.  That way Sky doesn’t just rip them to shreds when he jumps against this window to tell me he wants in.

It’s going to take some getting used to the changes.  I don’t do well with change.  I would have much preferred to have them wood grain, but they were ridiculously more expensive, and I have twenty-one windows in my house. I’m pretty sure I’ll really appreciate them when we have a strong nor’easter this winter.

I’m hoping to keep going and have all the windows replaced in the next two years.  Hopefully.

Love Shack Windows

10 Sep

I realized over the weekend that I need to do some work before winter.  The windows in the Love Shack aren’t going to do such a good job of keeping the cold winds out this winter.

Love Shack window with chicken coop reflected

There are two windows that are missing and in need of a little bit of repair.

About the only thing they are good for is taking fun pictures!



Lucky for me the theme for You Capture today is windows.