Wednesday/ new basement window

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.

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