Fenster&Garten15 Apr 2009 03:25 pm

english german 

The day has finally come where the window/door man will be replacing our windows and doors in the back to match the upstairs windows.  He also installed the blinds so we can close them at night.  Oh and I shouldn’t forget the most important thing, he put in the front door and changed the handle to one that was more to our taste. 

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On Friday we had an informal birthday party for Martin.  Our neighbors were so sweet and brought Martin a pot of flowers and a hanging frog prince for the back yard. 

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Here is the old door and door handle that wasn’t at all our taste. 

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Much better!!!!

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One last thing, the upstairs bathroom window opened the wrong way and was also changed.


Fenster&Putz17 Nov 2008 09:31 pm

english german 

Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to keep up with the blog as much as we would have liked the past couple of weeks, it’s been a very busy time, not to mention my computer decided it wanted to go on strike.  Everything is back in order now thanks to Martin, so here are just a few of the pictures we’ve taken.

November 6, 2008:  We had to move the first concrete plate protecting the driveway so our front neighbor could put a fence post in.  Crowbars and muscle power work wonders!


The house painter, or do I call him the plasterer??, has begun preparing the house for some color.  If all goes well, we should be able to show you finished pictures next week.  We won’t say what color we chose but one hint, it’s not orange.  The outside granite window ledges are all in place too.  I love the details.

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1/3 of the grit for the floors was delivered.

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Tomorrow we’ll show you some more of the inside with the bathrooms and all of the scary cable salad going through the house.

Fenster&Rohbau21 Oct 2008 08:07 pm

english german 

Even though it was raining we decided to head out to the house this afternoon.  When we got there we wanted to head directly indoors to get out of the rain but we were confronted by a house full of windows and a locked front door.

…oh and the first few problems decided to turn up too.  The door is not at all the door we ordered, hopefully it’s just the temporary door until we finish building and the door we ordered is installed.  We also ordered windows and doors in the back with more muntins than were in the windows but our builder assured us it won’t be a problem.

Eingang Terrasse

This side was great.

Küche und Alida

Oh and our rainspouts worked well too, the rain was directed away from the house as it should be.  Thanks for the help, new neighbors!!