Today was pressure day. The window weighs 287 pounds. Translate that to NO WAY can I lift my half. Thank goodness for our friend Simone. He and Carl moved the window from the garage to the opening while I tensed up and posted myself to stabilize it if it fell. Yeah, right.
Then there was the two foot lift from the ground into the window. It was actually three inches at a time. Simone would lift one side and I would put another 2 x 4 under the window. Finally it was even with the opening, and then, miraculously, resting in the opening.
I thought the miracle was those two guys lifting the window without dropping it or getting hurt. Carl thought the miracle was that it fit. Simone was just generally amazed.
And I am in awe. Window heaven, created in seven days. As my friend Carol says, how wonderful to begin a new year by letting a little light in. Metaphoric, she said. I do agree. How fitting to begin 2010 with more light in my life.