Okay, we never didn't have windows, we just have new windows.
After the tornado in May the bottom edges of our two larger windows and top edges of the two South-side windows were chewed up pretty bad by the hail. The insurance adjuster, who on the whole was very generous, felt that only the framing needed replacing. The contractor begged to differ as the design included the frame being welded to the rest of the window, so he ordered new ones which were delivered several weeks ago. Our nice new windows have sat in the garage since as the two disagreeing parties worked things out. On Monday the adjuster and contractor came to the house together for each to try and prove his point to the other and was unavailable I didn't know if all or some of the windows were going in or going back to the factory.
I was going to call the contractor after the kids were at school to see what the verdict was but at 7:30 two trucks pulled up and workmen came to the door. It was possible they were there to replace the gutters, another hail casualty, and when the spokesman said they were the ones who'd replaced the siding that simply told me that they worked for our contractor. The words "and we're here to replace your windows" came as almost a surprise.
Even then I didn't know how many had been agreed on as the South facing ones weren't nearly as damaged. I left to take the kids to school and upon returning found that, instead of the three windows I believed had been delivered, there was in fact a fourth. I didn't want to get my hopes up too high though since that fourth one was to the side which might mean it was going back. Clearly I didn't have any real complaint with that, since I hadn't even known it was there. After all, if the price of getting the other three was returning one I hadn't known about, that wasn't a bad deal. I am happy to say though, that not only are the badly damaged windows replaced, we have a total of four new windows. Every damaged window is gone and in its place is an exact duplicate, just with manufacturer's stickers.
I only have one question left. Does any one know how long I should leave those stickers on? I'm sure they're not like the proverbial mattress tags, but I'd still hate to take them off and find out the information was needed later.
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