My new copy of Terry Meany’s “Working Windows” arrived in the mail today and I couldn’t resist staying up a bit late to skim my way through the whole thing.
I first heard about “Working Windows” at a seminar with Bob Yapp a year ago and was reminded of the book again on the Twin Cities Bungalow Club House Tour the weekend before last. One stop on the tour featured a couple that had put the book to use with a pair of windows in their home and seemed pleased with the outcome. (Yes, I still intend to write about the TCBC House Tour. It was a great source of inspiration and ideas.)
“Working Windows” has a reputation for being the bible of window repair, and from my initial reading that description seems apt. Of course the real value of the book is in the results you are able to achieve when you follow the instructions. I’ll have to defer that judgment for a few weeks until I can complete the windows in the south upstairs bedroom where I’ve been working lately.
In the package with the window book was “Outside the Bungalow” by Paul Duchscherer and Douglas Keister, a landscape book to add to our fledgling bungalow library. With all the new planting we have done this spring, we thought this book would be a useful resource to have in the house for our future garden planning. But even if we never plant another flower, the book’s beautiful pictures of bungalow gardens alone are worth the cover price.
Finally, my apologies for the lack of activity here over the last week or so. I’ve been distracted from the blog by some work commitments and a toddler with the chicken pox. One of those weeks…