Here's the outside wall of the dining room stripped to the studs at the end of September. When Papa and Jonathan put up the staircase to the attic a couple of years ago, the only option was for it to cross the dining room window. Like so:
The plan has been to put in a window over the the landing, but window's aren't cheap. Usually. :-) Jonathan found a 32"x66" window at Lowe's - it was a special order window that hadn't worked for the customer for some reason or another. The regular price of the window was $176. It was marked down to $55! Yay for Jonathan the bargain shopper!
So last weekend, he cut open the wall and installed the window. I absolutely LOVE having all that light in the dining room now. When he brought the window in the house, I jumped up and down like a little girl and exclaimed, "Light! Look at all that light!" And it definitely lives up to my expectations.
Notice the clever way I've camouflaged all that light I'm so excited about by taking a picture of the window at night. What a great sense of timing.
Next up... drywall, mud, and paint on that wall!