Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Status of the Windows (the kind with glass)

Jill and I have spent the last couple weekends taking apart our windows, sanding down the edges, repainting them, and reinstalling them. It's been a lot of fun. This past weekend we FINISHED!! It really wasn't too bad. I was able to work in the garage (we had to take them out of the house, we're doing this to pass our lead paint inspection!) where it was a balmy 5 degrees this weekend. The car really liked me for moving it out of the garage into such gorgeous weather on the shady side of the house (read: windblown). Anyway, now we're done with that portion. This coming weekend we get to do yet another thorough cleaning (this is our third attempt, we passed everything last time except the window wells...dust fell when the windows would get opened). Throw some Trisodium Phosphate in a spray bottle with water, and walk around with a big roll of paper towels and a couple garbage bags. Strange how lead paint is treated as a hazardous material until it's time to throw it away, then the residential trash is just fine, thank you very much. And yes, what I'm describing is legal. Anyway, since we've got a couple thousand dollars sitting at City Hall waiting for us to pass this test, we figured we'd better get it this time, otherwise we'll go totally nuts.