Friday, September 04, 2015

The Light of Day

The new windows arrived on Tuesday. Two window technicians replaced 13 of the 14 windows that needed replacing. The 14th window was the wrong size, so we're waiting until September 9th for that one to be installed. As you can see from the above photo, the difference is pretty dramatic. The new windows light up every room in the house. We are so happy with the results. We may still put in a skylight when we have the house re-roofed, but for now the light is truly delightful. We do wonder why anyone in their right mind would put a bronze tint and solar reflective coating on a window. Being in the house was like wearing sunglasses all day long. CRAZY!

We've been having warm and sunny weather here. A bit unusual for the north coast, and we've been enjoying it immensely. We've seen sunrises and moonrises in clear skies. The few clouds that come in off the coast make for beautiful iridescence and halos. All the things we love to see when looking up.
Even the spiderwebs are a thing of beauty in the morning light. As the seasons change, we are eager to see where the sun will rise and set as the earth spins in its axial tilt toward our winter. We love getting to know our new house and the angle of sunlight in all the seasons.

17 comments:

  1. Yes, the spiders are starting to build their fall edifices.

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  2. That's better! Like having cataracts removed, I imagine.

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  3. Wow! The difference is night and day. Welcome to a brighter world.

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  4. Light and exquisite webs! Good to know you are settled and happy.

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  5. Phil-- Our new house has a lot of nooks and crannies for web building. It's pretty cool.

    Rain-- Thanks!

    John-- I like your perspective!

    NCmountainwoman-- It is like night and day. We are so happy to be in this brighter world.

    kathy a-- It's funny, when we looked at the house to buy it, we just thought it was dark and needed a lot of skylights. When we moved in and saw what was going on, it blew our minds. The difference is enlightening!

    MandT-- We are definitely settling in and happy. Light is a wonderful thing.

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  6. What an incredible difference! I could see if you lived in the Sunbelt why you might want tinted windows, but in the foggy north coast of California? And, the iridescent spiderweb images are great; I'd expect nothing less of Mr. and Ms. Iridescence.

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  7. That is huge difference. We used the tinting in Florida to save our furniture. Fabric would fade quickly from the sun and we also did it to reduce our outrageous A/C bills but you can't beat the clear look.

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  8. Scott-- Yes, the sunbelt makes perfect sense. The foggy north coast, not so much. A crazy choice here. Glad you like our iridescent spiderwebs!

    Arkansas Patti-- Tinted windows in Florida is the right choice. All that southern light at lower latitudes. Here, it is just crazy, especially with all the fog and clouds. We love our clear windows, and we want all the solar warming we can get.

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  9. Beautiful light coming through your new windows!

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  10. Wow! Huge difference. I'm so happy you guys are happy.

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  11. am-- Yes! Light is a truly wonderful thing.

    Val-- It is a huge difference, and we are so happy. Thank you!

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  12. rainbow web is awesome!!

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  13. lindaj-- Glad you liked the web. It looks like that on beautiful sunny mornings!

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  14. Gah! I would not be able to handle those bronze tinted windows. Anything that changes the colour of natural light bothers me more than a little. So glad that you've replaced them so quickly!

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  15. bev-- I feel the way you do about the color of natural light. These tinted windows were absolutely bizarre. I seriously couldn't wait to get rid of them.

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