Sunday, August 2, 2009

Some Progress Made on the Windows

The 2 windows on the far left are the ones we worked on

We worked hard this weekend to get a new window put in the living area. Two old windows were removed, the hole from one was closed off & the other hole moved to be more centered with the other windows. See pic above to check out the window spacing. We are putting a wood stove in the corner of the living area so we eliminated the one furthest to the left. The next one was moved over a bit toward the left.

The scaffolding worked great

Next, a new piece of siding was put into place & trim was put up.

Only eight more to go!

The rest of the windows should be a lot easier. It is a matter of taking one out & replacing it in the same hole. Except when we get to the smaller window that is also not evenly spaced. We only plan on replacing three this year (the 2 others next to the new one). They are in the new living area. Next spring we'll see about buying replacements for the rest of them. We have so many other projects to do to make it livable, which I'll keep you updated on.

While Steve worked on the window, he only needed my help sporadically, so I began applying polyurethane the windows we already have installed in the rest of the room.

Even though we would have liked to get all three windows in, it was a good feeling to at least get the hardest one done. We had visitors on Saturday so those breaks backed us up a bit. It's a good delay though when people visit.

I can't tell you how much difference it makes to not have the dreaded CAFO hanging over us. To work on a project & not have the thought in the back of your mind that you may never get to live out your dream is great! Back to making plans for the future.

They'll be farm news all week so stay tuned...

Bringing in the hay


PatQ said...

I love the farm updates! Is this the week that you're staying up there?

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

I had missed the blog where You tell that they are selling that property closest to You. CONGRATULATIONS!I´m so happy for You! Let´s hope he sells all the others too!

Looking good with the new window!
Have a great day now!

Sue said...

I'm so happy that you don't have to worry about that CAFO deal-things like that can literally ruin the days.
You're making fine progress on the place. Visitors can be a mixed blessing-I know hubby sometimes has trouble getting projects done-lots of neighbors visiting! Your place is going to be great!

SkippyMom said...

Very happy about the CAFO not hanging over your home anymore :) YAY!

The windows look great. Can't wait to see more.

Red Dogs Farm said...

While the CAFO may not be part of the immediate future, dont get your hopes up too high on Petry selling the property. He has put up several of the local properties for sale at different times over the past few years. He put up the old Fortney Farm for sale a few years ago and only had a few people look at, and I believe very, very, few offers if any. Hopefully one of the bigger local operations will buy the acreage and put grain in.

Red Dogs Farm said...

Barb: Dont know if you have seen this link, 1931 plat map of Franklin Township, sort of explains why the call it Dach Ridge over by your place. This is also a plat map from 1896 in the main site.

Barb and Steve said... is & thanks & thanks everyone else for the good wishes.
Jim...thanks for the plat map. I know the land may not sell or take a while but just knowing he is not putting the CAFO on it is good enough for us right now. Gives us hope.