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Category: Anxiety... | Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:32 pm

Too many things will be happening at the same time here. We have new windows to be put into our house that was built in 2005 because we didn't check them out close enough when we bought. Who would expect a new house to have windows that let in so much cold air. ..not us. We have lived in 2 other homes and ended putting new windows in those and now this is our 3rd time...we plan on retiring here so hopefully this is our last home. My husband will be 58 so he has a ways to go yet...

We are waiting for the window man to get back to us on when they will be starting..all depends on the weather. Our spring nice weather hasn't come has been a long snowy winter in Wisconsin this year.

My biggest concern are my perennials that are going to be starting to grow and my will they ever get 23 windows in this ranch house without destroying my flower beds? We did buy a large board but anything starting to get too big by the time they get around to doing it will have to be dug out. Does anyone have any suggestions for me...? I wait all year for the flower season and to have someone come in and trample on all my hard work is will be just so much work to dig everything up out of his way and I hope I can get it done when they say he is coming...I know he can't help walking on everything but if you are a true gardener, you will understand my concern.

And of course with being a true gardener, I ordered things that will start arriving around the middle of April..oh, how I wish I would of not ordered so much. Some things go into the large bed in the middle of the yard so that flower bed is safe....I know the sleepless nights will start when the window man keeps cancelling because of the weather....April showers do bring may flowers...Keep all of those beautiful pictures of spring coming everyone..

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tschnath wrote on Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:49 pm:

Hey Sherry, I just had windows put in my living room a week ago and I never said anything to the guys because my daffys were up enough so anyone could see them. But low and behold, they were trampled. I was sad, but there were only a few plants destroyed so I can enjoy the rest.

When they moved around to the front side to do my bedroom window, I scoled them (nicely of course) for trampling my daffys and told them to be more careful in the front. I have burning bushes there and they are beautiful so I didn't want them damaged.

They appoligized for trampling my daffys, but that doesn't really change anything does it? Good luck, try not to worry too much. Make sure to make them aware of the plants/flowers and ask them to be careful. That should minimze the damage a little.


toni wrote on Mon Mar 31, 2008 4:03 pm:

Good luck with big footed men who don't have a clue. My son-in-law worked on our eaves last fall and really had no idea of what "watch where you are stepping" means.

Do warn them and their supervisor about your plants. I would take pictures of the plants the day before they start work and of any damage they do. If the damage is deadly to the plant, then send the company a bill for the replacement. If the damage is cosmetic, then send copies of the picture to the company owner with a request that he train his people better.

Good luck.


Palm Tree wrote on Mon Mar 31, 2008 4:10 pm:

That is builders for you. IT is always as if they have no regard for plant life. Toni that is great advise - I will keep that in mind.


dooley wrote on Mon Mar 31, 2008 4:49 pm:

If you bought a big board and the plants aren't too high yet you could nail two by fours to the board and make a little space for them under the board. It might bend the plants a little if they are too high but they would straighten back up after the board was removed. A four by four might make the board more stable if they didn't want to stand on the two by fours to work. Our plants got paint dripped on once when we painted but they recovered or I trimmed them a little. Isn't it amazing how little care builders take when building new houses these days. dooley


Droopy wrote on Mon Mar 31, 2008 4:51 pm:

I wish you the best of luck with replacing those windows and keeping your plants safe at the same time. I moved so many of mine when we had a mini-digger here, but they still managed to destroy a couple.


Sherry8 wrote on Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:05 pm:

I just heard from the window man this morning. He starts a week from Wednesday, weather permitting. I know for a fact that if you don't want something destroyed...move it. We tie the bushes up if we have any in the way ....our weather is suppose to warm up...we are still in the 30's..


glendann wrote on Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:56 pm:

Good luck on protecting your plants from the workers .

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