This window needed to go in. The Church needs its eyes open!
Couldn’t find any of the three wonder bars we own, so pry bar it is! (This might be an old joke, but it occurs to me that that wonder bar is aptly named- we are always wondering where the HECK it is!)
After some ughs and grunts, it came out!
…that the window is going to be awesome!
Once we remove the handle, the window, recently glazed and so as of yet unpainted, is ready for full sunlight transmission! It’s facing west, so by afternoon the sun streams in like crazy. So we had it tinted.
Well, let’s see…
With my little point and shoot camera, I wasn’t able to get a good contrasty picture in the sunlight. But we could tell a difference in person. It’s just nice to have a window back in! It’s been such a lovely summer that the light and heat feel good.
The phrase “chipping away at it” feels very appropriate to sum up this summer’s work. Window by window. And meanwhile…
We’ve both been putting in a lot of time beating back the chaos at our other properties. One such project was putting up a retaining “wall” between our new cement and the neighbor’s yard, which somehow managed to be many inches higher than ours!
So we dug and measured, ram a plumb line because the cement sloped, and laid the giant beams in.
So in went the wall.
Cuter, plus no landslides onto the new cement, hopefully.
Well we didn’t have long to wait to test it. The Great Flood of Royal Oak put it to the test, and I must say, it worked beautifully. The rest of the yard was under water, but no mudslides!
– The White Church Gallery