Last Thursday, the satisfactory window solution arrived in the form of Rich Barker (our sales representative) and Dane Knudsen (the window technician Rich has worked with before.) We were a little worried about the timing of their arrival because the previous day's day hike began with blue skies and ended with rain. When we returned to Torrey that day, we learned it had rained over an inch. By the time Rich and Dane pulled up to our house, dark clouds were already building in the west.
We hoisted the first window onto sawhorses.
Nonetheless and without delay, we faced the first big hurdle, moving those big windows into position so that everything could be done at a comfortable height rather than on the ground.
Shortly after work began, the rain began to fall. Luckily, Rich and Dane were able to do some of the work under the porch.
Perhaps they imagined it would be a hot day of working in the sun, but the rain, and eventually hail, had other plans. Rich and Dane soldiered on despite the inclement weather.
The first window was completed without incident.
The second window was installed without incident.
Scott, Dane, Rich Mary, Shanna and Doug
The entire team is reflected in a window after the project is completed. Without the efforts of Rich Barker on our behalf, nobody would be smiling. He is a terrific representative for Serious Windows.
We have been dreaming of living in southern Utah since we were married in 1982. After exploring the region for many years, we discovered the center of our universe was in Torrey, Utah. We bought ten acres of land with water rights, a rudimentary road and access to city water and power. But the best thing was the beauty of the place. You can't beat the view, the stars at night, the trees along the west property line and the clean air. We know we have an adventure ahead of us with the construction of our strawbale house. We'll do our best to record it all here.