The second crew arrives in the black truck, consisting of 4 guys.
They fill in the gaps between the new windows and the opening (what is this called?) with spray expanding foam.
Here is what they used to cover up the foam around the windows. It's called "coil wrap" which had us totally confused when we signed up for this. I thought coil meant twirled metal like a spring or a slinky. And felt too silly to ask such a naive question. Anyway, I get it now, it's just a big sheet of aluminum that comes in a giant coil.
The older crew guy (that dad I believe) took the measurements for the coil wrap.
Behold! Our old windows. Sayonara suckers.
Trimming the coil wrap. Some cool contraption attached to the side of the truck. I learned that this is not sold to the public, only to contractors. So glad we did NOT DIY this!
Installing coil wrap. This is by far, the most time consuming aspect of the entire installtion.
Now onto what the humans ate for Christmas dinner:
Pineapple and tofu stir fry
And walnut shrimp
We made Chinese food this year, and it was big time yummy. Since it was just us 2, we went elaborate and made these time consuming dishes for the first time. Anyone else have a non-traditional holiday meal?
Rylie can't be bothered with being disturbed. Being disturbed = sharing the couch with anyone, even Karma. That means snuggling is automatically out. But yet tossing blankets onto her is totally welcomed.
What? No I'm not gay (not that there's anything wrong with that*), in fact I'm all for equal rights. But like the typical New Year's resolution, I'd like to get organized, starting with my entryways and coat closet. And I'd like to get my coats out of it. Or at least try and see how it works.
See these pics?
Inside of front door
Door to garage
There's a lot of blank and unutilized wall space. Space that me thinks might be used for more practical purposes (coats, keys, mail, wallets, dog leashes).
I'd like to get these or these, but they are sort of pricey for just being hooks. Here's some quick photoshop magic to help you envision it: