‘Houston, we have windows’ … and a small roof leak
Hello friends! I hope you are all having a blessed holiday season. Christmas is right around the corner and I am behind on everything (as usual). But I have some very dear friends who are reminding me to relax, enjoy this very precious time with my littles, and to not sweat the small stuff. (Thanks, ladies … you know who you are.) 😉
Today I wanted to share with you some window progress going on at the white house. I sprang for new, vinyl replacement windows for this entire home and they look spectacular, if I do say so myself.
I’m finally starting to see a bit of my original vision for this house come to life, which feels absolutely amazing. Here are a few photos of the windows that have been replaced so far:
I hired my dad to put in these windows for me and to also wrap them with aluminum. Isn’t he doing a fabulous job? I also get the benefit of picking his brain on a million other DIY-related tasks while he’s with me at the house, which has been a huge blessing. 🙂
A not-so-big blessing? The roof leak that was discovered yesterday. So today I was on top of the roof in the rain with a garden hose, trying to troubleshoot this mystery leak. A measuring tape fell to its demise in the process (thank God no one was on the ground below). But I think I found the problem, and when the weather turns nice again, I’ll be tackling the fix for that.
One of the really cool side benefits of this flip endeavor has been the demystification of what I previously considered “man jobs.”
For example, prior to yesterday, the idea of fixing a roof leak would seem terrifying and downright impossible to me. But after some YouTube research and a consultation with two of my favorite contractors (dad and Daryl from church), I’m confident I can fix the problem fairly easily.
It’s funny how some of the most daunting projects in this house have turned out to be the easiest … and the seemingly easy projects have turned out to be the most daunting. Has anyone else experienced this phenomenon?
Tomorrow I’m gonna try to finish some carport details. I’m dying to show you the transformation in there! Maybe I’ll even get the new hardware installed on the side entry door prior to Christmas. We’ll see.
What difficult project has turned out to be easy for you? I’d love for you to leave a comment and share your story.