But there were so many other things to deal with, like, HOLES in the walls, RIPS in the carpet, BROKEN medicine cabinets, doors, banisters, and really, at that point, my heart, that I could not even consider the possibility of dealing with an intact, yet opaque, window.
Note to self (and to you): DO NOT RENT YOUR HOUSE OUT TO ANYONE, EVER. BETTER TO SELL THE HOUSE AND WALK AWAY.
We slowly, and with many YouTube videos playing on repeat, fixed the house. It's actually way better than ever now, and I am so proud of all the skills we learned along the way. Having said that, replacing humongous three sectioned picture windows was very much not in my skillset.
So we had someone else come take care of that.
And when I say someone else, I mean a guy from a random mom-and-pop window place that I found while driving to Shoprite in the next town over. Because NOT ONE OTHER WINDOW GUY would help me. It seems no one wants to replace just one window. It's the whole house full of windows, or nothing.
I am so thankful that this very nice guy agreed to help us when no one else would.
And now, we can see outside again.
I did not realize how much I missed being able to watch the kids in the backyard, or just look at our gorgeous trees from the couch.