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Supposed to be getting new windows today

This is the third date scheduled to install the windows we ordered back in May or June. First time was mid-October, then mid-November exactly a month later, and then December 1st. There haven’t been any contact from the vendor/installers since the first week of November when they rescheduled the third time, so I’m hopeful today’s the day and by tonight we can see out the dining room windows.

The windows being replaced are original to the construction of the house in 1985. The inside between the panes of one window is completely opaque white, which seems to be common to this particular brand of window. There was an anti-reflective coating that didn’t age well and when the inert gas between the panes leaked out that coating just went frosted white. Also the wood under the windows is deteriorated to the point that it needs replacement too. That’s also part of the project today. Fortunately the weather forecast is for mid-70s high and mid-50s low, so we won’t suffer too much from the (non-existent) cold.

Other news I’m still looking for a drivetrain to install in the Sprint-T. I still have no budget because I’m buying windows I can see through and all my money is being spent on windows. Before we decided to replace the windows that money was supposed to go to buy a rear axle. Or at least that was what I had planned to do with that money. Now I’m buying windows. Also my taxes and insurance are both going way up so I don’t know if I’ll have money in the budget next year either. I’m old enough to remember double-digit inflation, so for me this is a recurring nightmare.