Wednesday, January 14, 2009

How Windows Make You Sad...

I mean windows windows, not Windows windows. Everyone knows how Windows windows make you sad. And angry, and frustrated, and computer-cidal.

Changing our window windows - 1934 original, beautifully designed, draughty, energy-profligate windows for brand new, 2009, double-glazed, energy-efficient but totally anonymous windows.

3 steps:

From this...
to this...and finally this...
Yes, I know the old windows were, well, old... and rusty and broken and draughty and they HAD to be replaced but I still feel as if we did a lobotomy on the house.

Shed a tear or two I did (yes, I agree - I am going totally nuts).

Still, Biddy made the brilliant suggestion that I keep some of the old pieces of stained glass so that she can make something from them, so we will have a reminder.

While the work was being done I was talking to a neighbour who told me that our local, the Sefton Arms, is going to CLOSE DOWN in about 4 weeks!

Shock, horror!!

Another lobotomy...

And I know I would much rather have a full bottle in front of me than a full frontal lobotomy.

3 comments:

jay said...

I know exactly what you mean about the windows. You can actually get pretty good replicas of the old style windows in UPVC, but they'd be pretty pricey in comparison to the anonymous variety - and let's face it, we all need to do our bit to save fuel.

And saving money doesn't come amiss either. As someone who moved into a draughty-windowed house and lived like that for years before replacing them, I can tell you you WILL notice a difference in your heating bill. ;)

Nice to see you posting again! :)

Anji said...

The new windows aren't the same. my granny had stained glass in her front door, I wonder if it is still there. Biddy had a great idea, stained glass is very expensive and you will have a reminder.

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