14 June 2006

Windows and Winners

Not in much of a mood to post. I've had an emotionally draining few days, and today just kicked my ass. But I thought you would all appreciate some steel-window pics, to back up yesterday's post. And if not, at least my parents now know what I've been up to. Doesn't the light look beautiful?

This is what the windows looked like before:
They were all painted over and the steel was covered with paint and glazing that was chipping off. It was awful and dark.

This is the outside once we started working (see how many there are? There are four more on the other side!):
We removed the glass from those three windows, chiseled all the old glazing out, and sanded until we were down to metal and it was all smooth. This took FOREVER.

Then we painted the steel. See how pretty and red:
Tomorrow, we'll put the glass back in.

And just for kicks, this is what I looked like all day today:

I made a brief stop tonight to a party some friends hosted, before I realized that my thin veil of feeling like partying was quickly fading, and left. I received this as a "party favor."

It says "winner."

To be honest, I'm feeling like the opposite today.

Just think -- tomorrow is another day (one that hopefully will contain some knitting content).


amanda said...

I love that y'all are painting the steel red. Windows should make a statement! Feel better soon!

Laura said...

Jennie, I am sorry to hear that you're feeling down. I know what you mean, some days just kick a girl's rear. Hope today is better! ::hug::

Those windows are looking amazing. That is seriously hard work. :)

Meg said...

I recently learned to look closely at windows and geez it feels sad looking at a building which has had its original windows replaced with horrible off-the-shelf aluminium ones. Congratulations, it looks like you're saving that building's soul.

Chris said...

Wow, that's an awful lot of work - but good work, too! Probably a nice balance to have a life of the body beside the life of the mind?

Theresa said...

At least you're watching out for your respiratory health! Hang in there.