As for the air conditioner, Steveio unpacked it and carried it upstairs. We just started the installation when the grandtots arrived... so they got to "HELP" us! LOL
Were they ever tickled pink to see their Grandfaddah crawl OUT of the upstairs bedroom window and out onto the roof!!! Of course they watched from the safety of the middle of our bed, and were not allowed near the open window.
Grandfaddah had to get out there on the roof over the front porch to unstick the outside storm window so we could install the air conditioner from the inside. It's not too steep of a roof, and he can easily walk upright on it. I leaned out the window to snap this pic.
(what a hard working guy... and cute butt too if I say so myself!)
Once he was able to cut around the whole storm window through some silicone sealant.... Then he removed that outer storm window. We have the inside panes of glass "frosted" for our privacy when changing clothes in the walk-in closet.
Now the outside surface of the inner window was painted tight to the sill... so he had to score around that with a utility knife to cut that open... and finally we could slide the window upwards.... ewwww look at all those years of old stuff between the two windows to clean out!
While he was out there, I had him clean a layer of mossy spots of some kind of mold off the rain gutter too. It came right off and looked soooo much better once he did it.
Now it was time for him to come back inside and get some expert direction from his two supervisors and one top boss dog. They told him how to put the unit in place, and they marveled at how strong their Granfaddah is! He is their Hero, to be sure. Mine too!
Later we took a walk with the grandtots to the park, and on the way back I snapped a few shots of the outside of the house. Putting the air conditioner over in the left top window sure looks a lot better than on one of the bedroom windows on the right... in my opinion. I like it ---
(Steve was putting out our flag----
and that is my weeping cherry in the front yard that is getting ready to bloom soon!)
Hmmmm now that he cleaned that rain gutter along the top of that little section,
next he needs to do the one further down along the front porch, dontcha think?
Here is the view from the inside of our closet... the air will come out of the unit and hit the open door directly across from it. It can be set on an angle to direct the air. This will help drive the cooling flow into our bedroom to cool down on those horrible hot humid nights we seem to get for a week or two in Wisconsin.
Now we won't have to overwork the main central air unit all night long just to keep one room comfortable. When there are only two of us, why cool the entire house all night? I am sure it will help on the electric bill too.
Well, it's almost 10 pm. Steve has already headed to bed, and I am soon to follow in his footsteps. The house seems strangely quiet without two little grandtots here filling it up with shouts and laughter. The dogs keep looking for the kids... and I can hear their doggie minds wondering:
"WHERE ARE THOSE CHILDRENS TO PLAY WITH???"
They look pretty sad, don't they?