It may be slow, but it is moving and I'm fine with that. We do have a fully functioning bathroom in the basement and still a half-bath upstairs (although I would like to rip out the vanity and toilet really soon now).
So, while I was on a little holiday through the vineyards of BC, Yvon got a quote for installation of a new window. This is our old window. It's the only upstairs window original to the house, it doesn't really open and definitely doesn't open in the winter when it freezes up.
(This is two-week old picture)
The quote: $450 if we provide a custom-sized window to fit the existing hole, or $750 if they had to do any framing.
One of Yvon's colleagues said I was crazy to try it, but everything I read showed that it wasn't that hard to install a window. And generally nothing I do earns $450-$750 in a day so it was worth a try.
So it was a really profitable day, I guess.
Of course there was extra framing to do because you can't buy the same sizes as you could in 1969. We still have exterior trimming to do, but not today. It's currently sealed and under a 2 foot overhang, so it'll be alright until next week.
For the first time in 10 years, we have a window that opens in the bathroom. Nice!