It's a new... door!
We had our new front door delivered and installed today. What a commotion! We've had such wonderful luck with the Pella window installers, and we got our first window guy, Eli, back for this door install, so I had no doubt that the results would be perfect. The man is a perfectionist, and super-nice besides.
(Lots more pictures on flickr here.)
It was kind of fun to be here for this, because the hole in the front wall of the house between doors was Really Big.
I also got to see first-hand that there really isn't a single tiny bit of insulation beneath our floor.
First thing this morning, a big truck rumbled up and two guys dropped off the door. It had to wait in the flowerbed for a while til Eli got the old door out. (He very nicely saved the original lead-glass panels, which are going to a friend of the MO's who dabbles in stained glass.)
The new door (with sidelights) is almost a foot narrower than the original, so there was some intermediate construction, and then Eli and his helper muscled the new door up the steps and into place.
After a lot of futzing with the apparently not-quite-top-notch hardware we bought, we have a gorgeous new front door. It actually seals when it closes! There are no longer breezes in the living room! I think it would take a bazooka to get through this glass, as opposed to being worried whenever a sofa-arm-resting cat would sneeze. And oh boy is it beauuuuuuuuutiful!