Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Red Windows and Roof

What did I dread more than installing windows?  Nothing.  Nothing frightened me more than the thought of putting in my own windows.  I mean, think about it.  Think about putting in your own windows.  You don't know how to do it, do you?  I didn't know how either, but I did know I'd leave gaps.  There would be gaps, and then there would be bugs.  I can't imagine anything worse than bugs, well, except for windows.  But do you know what?  The windows were easy!  And do you know why?  Because I made my family put them in!   

John and Brenda Evans preparing for windows with flashing

I'm just kidding... sort of.  The more I work on our house the more I realize that each task is usually easier than I fancy it'll be.  I have a tendency to stress over the things I don't know how to do--like building a house.  But why shouldn't I?  I've never built anything, not even a toothpick-whatever-it-is kids make with toothpicks, or popsicle sticks, or whatever.  But the point is anyone can do it.  You learn as you go (thanks to the internet).  And just so you know the windows were finished in a half a day.  No gaps.

In this picture Steve is either screwing down the roofing, or falling off.  But he didn't do either until the roof paper was put on via the super speedy nail gun I like to call Little Killer.  It hasn't actually killed anyone yet, but luckily in life there are just some things that are not only predictable, but certain.


Laura LaVoie said...

Hello! I just stumbled on your blog and your progress looks great. I am working on a tiny house just outside of Asheville NC but I live in Atlanta. I can't wait to see more of your work.

Halley Evans said...

Thanks you so much. I love Asheville, such a cool artsy place tucked into the mountains. I can't think of a better place to build a tiny house!

Anonymous said...

Hi Halley,

So we are starting our Fencl this month in SC, and like you are having a time finding the bay window windows. Where/how did you finally find them and what kind of wait time did you have once ordered?? Any advice is much appreciated. Thanks!
-April (