While the windows were being unloaded, my Dad and I quickly drove to a local thrift store where we had gone the day before. I had seen a half-round window for $49.00 and knew it was a good deal but wasn't yet sure where it could go. I thought about it all night and in the morning decided it was worth taking the chance and getting it.
Before leaving, I called the shop to make sure the window was still there and when we arrived, I happily discovered they had marked the window down to $24.00! I was so delighted. I brought it home, not sure what Michael would think but luckily he thought it was a terrific find and suggested we put it above the front door in the overhang and close it in. With decorative shingles around it, I think it will look fantastic!
Temporarily placed to give us an idea
After a long day of work on Saturday, Michael and I washed up and raced out the door at 4:30 to our friends rental lodge. They were visiting Maine with their three young boys from Florida and needed a babysitter so they could attend a class reunion. We happily offered. It's not very often anymore that we get the chance to spend time with little ones and we miss it.
Armed with sidewalk chalk, a live snake, cardboard boxes and a soccer ball, we felt ready and prepared. I am a former children's librarian and day-care owner while Michael is himself, a father of 3 boys. Nothin' to it we thought...except we forgot how much energy it actually takes to care for children...especially healthy, active boys! Honestly though, these were the most polite and well mannered boys we had ever spent time with...but they were still active and we arrived tired.