Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Liam's Windows

More than a month since I first placed the order, Liam's windows were installed, today. I ordered them the week before Christmas. It took a week before Lowe's came out to order them. Then another week before the sub-contractor came out to measure again. And then a couple more days to get the paperwork signed. Followed by a howeverlong delay while the windows were delivered. And three MORE days waiting while Lowe's didn't call me back to schedule the install. Which brings us to today.

The subs were supposed to show between noon and one. I was home by noon. They called at one to say they were running an hour late. At two, a couple of them show up and get to work. By the end of the day, the first guys worked two hours and were joined by another couple of guys for two more hours. Ten hours in all. And they're professionals. Would have taken me probably twenty hours. Maybe two weekends. At least.

Final product looks great. I have to carve out some wood fittings to fill the gaps, this weekend. But I'm glad I didn't tackle this one myself. I know my own limits. And I've learned why some projects are best left to professionals.

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