Woohoo! (an exclamation that I will use a lot!~I get excited easily!)
NO, NO, NO, NO! It is not another child for our family. My mother-in-law will be happy about that! hehe~~it is the BIG eyes (you know, ‘Look’ what we GOT!-get it?) on this child that I was after!
So today my sleuthing husband found a window for free. An ‘Anderson’ window no less~for free, I’m telling you. You’ll never guess where he found it~~
Yeah! Okay. . . so I am thinking of changing the blog name to “Our Craigslist House”. Just think about it. . . a house built with items you only find on Craigslist. It sounds kind of amazing to ME, and could be quite INTERESTING!?! Hmmmm!
Anyway, the ad on Craigslist gave instructions to respond with your name and number, etc. if you were interested, and he would contact the first one who responded.
I’m thinking~~Go for it! but I was sure we would not be the first ones to respond for a ‘free Anderson window.’ Right? (Little skeptical me.)
We had some outings planned with our little guys today, so we headed out after he sent the e-mail with our name and number. We went to a local park for some weekly fun activities the county had going on. It was a beautiful day~sunny with clouds, and a cool breeze. A perfect kind of day!
And we went bowling together. We want to do as many fun things together as we can before we start on this HUGE project, because they will not happen as much during that time.
After we went to the park and went bowling, we got home, and there was a message from this fellow who had the window~ letting us know where he lived, etc. if we were still interested. (Shocker, I know~~~’little skeptical me’ was surprised once again! ) At that point, it was up to me to go get the window as my husband needed sleep for work tonight, so I called the fellow back for the specifics, and made plans to pick it up. AND to top it off, he didn’t live eons away!
Wanna see the pictures?
Brand new! Can you believe it? Double pane, Double hung, and you can’t easily tell from the picture, but it is a sandstone color. Pretty nice, huh? We will need a window, right?
Uh, yeah! And when we pulled the window out of the box so my husband could see the freebie, out fell onto the ground this little gift of an also “BRAND NEW door handle set!” Do you feel like you are watching The Price is Right Home Building Edition?? YES! God was just showering us with blessings! Didn’t have a clue this was in there.
Okay, so we also got two access panels thrown in with the deal. WHAT are access panels, and where do you use them? I wasn’t about to turn him down when he offered them to me with the window. He said they “could be used as a way to close off, but still have access to like, your water heater”. I am telling you right now, I am not going to have only this little access panel for our water heater. I couldn’t fit through it, I don’t think. So, my mind is wondering~~I have thought that perhaps it could be a way to access our water connections on our ‘wet wall’~~the wall in the house that the water, plumbing, etc. run through??? Anyway, I thought it would be better to take them and have them if we need them, rather than to not take them and then need them later.
What do you think they can be used for? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below. If you have any thoughts, I would love to know them!
James 1:17 (NIV)
17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
What blessings we were showered with today!