Saturday, December 18, 2010

A New Favorite Salad

I went to a potluck dinner this week, and someone brought a most delicious salad.  It was so delicious that I just had to go and make it immediately, and I think it will be a part of the Christmas Day menu.  I thought I would share it with you all.  Pecans were substituted for walnuts, and next time around I will be sure to keep the squash pieces nice and small, maybe more like 1/2-3/4 inch dice.  My photo is not very impressive, the salad was tossed and served in my salad spinner with dinner this evening.....and this is all that was left when I thought to take a picture:


In other news, my daughter had her first haircut (at three-and-a-half), and we have been forced to do some window replacement on our 15 year old house (GGRRR!) due to rotten sills, (due to the worst windows ever manufactured)- so it has been an exciting week.  I won't even tell you how many more windows we have left to replace.  If the previous owners are ever within arms reach I will slap them.  Hard.

Luckily the wee one was very happy with her 'trim', and wanted to show everyone her lock of lopped off hair.

"The Super" is pictured above assessing the situation. 
 We have some paint samples up on the wall, cause ya know....might as well paint the damn room since we are already making a mess of things.  I am thinking the bright blue, second from the bottom.
The men are getting ready to rip out the old and are assessing the extent of the rot, things were still looking bright at this point:
And then, not so much.
Two of the three windows had leaked for long enough that there was rot to be fixed in the siding.  Luckily the sides of the house are shakes, things won't be this easy if there is rot on the front of the house as well.  (I didn't take a picture of the 'before', I am not looking to remember the sight of my naked house, plumbing and framing exposed to all.)

And now for the big reveal........
3 NEW WEATHER-TIGHT WINDOWS!!! (YAY!)



Phew, thank-goodness for good help.  Three down, too many &*#*ing more to go.

8 comments:

Jane said...

I think I have those same worst windows ever made. I dread the thought of replacing them. I feel for you.

Ruralrose said...

We just replaced aluminum trailer windows in our house for thermal, i share your joy. Your daughter is so precious. Peace

Veggie PAK said...

Bad windows are a "pane" in the glass! That's clear to see!

What a sweetie pie you have there! Her smile reminds me of my 19 month old grandaughter. So cute!

The new windows look very nice!

Erin said...

Busy! She is such a cutie, and I too, love the blue one!

Annie's Granny said...

Love the new haircut! She's even more gorgeous than ever :-)

I contacted a company for window replacement and siding repair last year, but they never showed up! I need to find someone next spring for sure. We have 30 year old aluminum windows and sliding glass doors that really need to be updated. I'm seeing $$$$ in my sleep.

Thomas said...

Was it the manufacturer or were the windows installed incorrectly?

I feel your plain. We have windows that are less than 10 years old and the seals have already broken leaving water spots all over the inside of the double pane. They just don't make things like they used to anymore.

meemsnyc said...

That salad looks so yummy. Ugh, sorry to hear about the window problems. What a pain in the arse. Maybe you can use the old windows as cold frames?

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I love the photo of your daughter with her lock of hair.

We had our two kitchen windows replaced in March when we had our kitchen remodeled. The builder chose them. I hope they are good ones. They are double paned.

Our house was built in 1949 by the guy who lived here with his family. The other windows are going to need to be replaced in the next few years.

I like any of your paint choices.