This has certainly been a week of not a lot of sewing related stuff, partly because I seemed to spend hours entertaining double glazing salesmen… As a tip, don’t ever ask for a quote for windows on a website for a company that, as it turns out, doesn’t cover your area, because they’ll pass your details on to anyone and everyone that does, and you’ll spend ages batting off the incoming sales calls o.O However, I did get to a final decision, and some of these will be installed in the next 6 weeks or so:
The temps have finally gone up a bit, but now it is pouring with rain, the last few nights I’ve come home like a drowned rat, even in full waterproofs! Even more irksome, this is what the sky on the OTHER side of Glasgow Green to where I was walking on Tuesday evening looked like through the bucketing rain:
What you can’t see is there’s actually a strip of blue in the middle of that bright patch surrounded by looking dark clouds, it was all very odd!
Linking up to Cindy’s randomness:
Hours entertqining double glazing salesmen eh? The mind boggles!
I presume you now know more about windows than you ever, ever wished to.
Sorry you had to deal with all of the sales calls, ugh. BUT, I do love those windows. You'll have to show us a pic when all done. Have you dried out yet? 😉
Love those windows! When I was younger, we lived in Germany for a short while. The house we lived in had doors like that. I have always wanted them again, but they are hard to find in the states.
Are your windows going to be that big? How awesome! I love huge windows!
bloody weather. I'm moving to Spain. You in?
Nice windows!! We have a saying in my house when the weather is bad here we say "try living in Glasgow.." . Not that I've been to Glasgow, it's from something I read once.
Ooh we had those style of windows in one of the past houses I've lived in, I loved them. If only they'd put as much effort in to alerting all those companies that you no longer need a quote eh?!
Ah yes the rain, it's nothing if not persistent a bit like double glazing salesmen 😉 We had to pretend to be going out once to get a salesman to leave. Good to be getting the new windows though.
At the rate you're going you won't recognize your house by summer!
You'll be lovely and warm once they're installed!
Are any of those salesmen cute?
I'm glad for your new windows, but now I'm really sad. Your sun porch looks EXACTLY like the sun porch of my sweet old neighbors on Vicarage Gate, and I miss them so much. Their fence was in the same place and looked just like yours. They had windows that opened like that, and sweet Millie would bark bark bark until someone opened the door for her. And Carmel had THE most amazing garden. And Tony had a sun dial and a stone for Benedict Arnold in the back. And their hedges were always perfect, but I always knew I could pop in. And in the autumn, Tony would sneak to our garden with Carmel's apron on and swipe all the apples that would fit in the pulled-up corners. And then Carmel would bring by a delicious apple tart as an apology. Every year. 🙂 And their fireplace was always going, and the kitchen always smelled heavenly.
They were amazing neighbors, friends, loved ones. I miss them. I knew it then, and 5 years on, I'm still sad to know that I won't see them this side of heaven. Glad I'll see them there, and blessed to have known them, but sad nonetheless.
Sorry for this looooooong comment, but maybe my heart needed to see your sun porch today. 🙂
Now…back to sewing. 🙂
That picture is great. A weather photo for the news! I love the colours in the sky.
Hmm entertaining salesmen, no wonder you have no time to sew.
I'm excited for you and your windows!
I haven't been to Glasgow in years but I love Scotland, dearly. Didn't get to see much rain there, though. I had been looking forward to a nice, cool and somewhat cloudy Scottish summer and wouldn't you know it, that was the year of the brutal European heat wave. My Scottish relations were sweltering.
Oooh you'll be cozy with your new windows with that mental Scottish weather outside!
nice windows and cool animation technique. I like those windows that open from side and top…we don't have those here
The same thing happened to us with our insurance. One agent couldn't cover our area, but boy did he find everyone that could (and pass my husband's mobile on to them). Fun stuff! 😉
New windows sound exciting. I love the sunset although the only blue I can see is the smoke from the chimney.
So you're getting double glazed windows? For one brief moment I thought maybe you didn't have windows at all which would be most inconvenient from a heating and cooling perspective.
I don't now how you got those windows to open and close–kind of threw me off for a second. Very cool. I hope you enjoy your new windows!