Today we got the first two windows into the tiny cottage. These are gorgeous large glass windows in heavy aluminum frames that we had salvaged years ago just for this project. Sixty-six windows from the IBM offices when they renovated. The windows have sat neatly stacked and protected in the hay shed for years – we just didn’t have a place for them yet. It was one of those things that Holly went along with, she’s so good, but she thought I was being a little crazy at the time. In retrospect it was a fabulous deal. Their time has come.
Wednesday we had brought the first six of the windows up to the tiny cottage to warm up. These will become the outer panes of glass of our super windows. Our big project for today was washing them all – they desperately needed it. We then removed decaying caulking and re-seated and sealed the glass in the frames. Two of the windows didn’t need any recaulking so we were able to get those in today as you can see in the photo above. The process went smoothly, unlike the door which took over two days. Once in place Holly played her FlyLady games and washed the windows again. It was worth it – The view looking out of the cottage is gorgeous.
The sealant will take 24 hours to properly cure on the remaining four outer windows so despite our burning desire to put in the other windows we stopped there. Tomorrow they’ll be properly cured, no need to rush. Patience… patience…
Outdoors: 36°F/19°F 1″ Snow
Farm House: 65°F/50°F five logs
Tiny Cottage: 49°F/40°F Two windows in