Two of my basement windows have been boarded up until now, and here is what one new window and its frame look like. There is a rectangular window well outside which makes it possible to have a window that is sunk halfway below ground level. My trusty contractors are doing the installation. I am way too clumsy to tackle such a project. The one pane can slide open to the side, so that I can squirm out of the basement. (Of course I hope I never have to!). The other milestone is that the large batik that I bought in Cape Town some years ago, is finally hanging on the wall where I intended it to be. Yay! I had to have loops for the curtain rods sewn onto it, and my contractors had to help me put the brackets in with a tall ladder.