Thursday, June 19, 2008

Next Up...new windows!

Ok, so I had the guy from Home Depot come over today to do an estimate on my upstairs windows.... they are so old that my poor teen son was knocking on one to tell his gram to wait up a few months ago, and the thing shattered... No, he wasn't hurt, but since then, all glass has broken out of them, just by opening and shutting them. He stuck his new A/C in one, the other one has a screen for the moment as its summer right now.

Old Man Winter will soon be knocking on my door, so I figured I'd contact the HD place to find out about a couple new windows for his room. First up, you have to buy 3 minimum, I was told. Ok, I can deal with that. Now these windows are small, the guy tells me-I knew that, get to the point. Then he goes on about a spiel about some bigger windows alone are $900 bucks each... I am not liking the sound of this conversation.

So while the guy (who wasn't bad looking either) is pricing my windows I am getting nervous. My stimulus check has already stimulated my oil company by paying for LAST years oil.. Hubby was in our room sulking because there was no way he was letting anyone talk him into putting another charge on the credit card. Hmmm... so I guess when he wants to get that snazzy new drill I will grab that card out of his hand and run for the hills with it. Well, it was a bargain, each window $465.00 installed with lifetime guarantee!

Now, I LOVE that lifetime guarantee thing for both screens and windows... what I don't love right now is the price. So it looks like lots of plastic on the windows this winter, or blocking off the upstairs, though my teen will NEVER go for that as he likes his privacy. Or maybe winning a lottery? I wish I could have gotten them done one at a time, and just two that are needed the most. But being the bargain shopper I am, I'm not done yet-I am going to check other places. Hey, have you seen any good deals on windows lately?

5 comments:

Connie said...

Thank you for dropping by and leaving a comment, Michelle! Visit often and get to know me. I doubt you'll be disappointed, sweetpea. Oh, our granddaughter is married to a man from Guatemala also!
Smoochies,
Connie

Jes said...

hello again! just wanted to let you know i'm doing another giveaway! stop by if you get a chance.

oh, and good luck with the windows!

angelgrotton said...

Thnaks for your comments dear ))) Love all your posts.

Hugs from Angel.

Renae said...

Oh, we need new windows, too, but I'm trying to ignore that fact. Old windows add to the vintage charm of our home. Right? :P

Peace to you,
Renae
Life Nurturing Education

exotic1 said...

Deals on windows didn't know there was such a thing lol but you could always apply for the "Keep Me Warm" program hehehe Just kidding Michele but just had to post it.