Our weekend started with a broken window

@shaggin (36845)
United States
January 7, 2017 6:28pm CST
Last night my man brought over his son and puppy to stay the night. The puppy bites a lot as its teething and in a nippy stage. My daughter gets nervous when the puppy bites her slippers. She picked her foot up to get the puppy to let go and leaned on the window next to her to keep from falling. The window broke and thankfully no one got hurt. The curtains covering the window helped I think or my daughter may have sliced her hand up. My man taped cardboard and plastic over the window for now. They are very old windows. When I asked the people who did my daughters two windows how much it would be to replace one of the old windows it was going to be over $900 so I wasn't going to bother having any of the old ones done. Hopefully I can find someone to do it for a much lower price. The photo I posted is of the lower part of the old window that broke and is covered up.
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• United States
8 Jan 17
I'm glad your daughter wasn't hurt from the glass. Glad the curtains were in place. Hopefully you'll find a reasonable place for the windows.
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@shaggin (36845)
• United States
8 Jan 17
I need all new tires on my van and have to pay property taxes soon. The tires may have to wait until spring and hopfully I can find someone to fix this window for at least half what Window World would be.
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• United States
8 Jan 17
@shaggin Lots of priorities for you to do. Good luck!
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@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Jan 17
my thats horriby expensive surely someonecan do that for a lot less way too high
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@shaggin (36845)
• United States
8 Jan 17
I waited a year and called 6 carpenters last time when I had my daughters windows replaced. I wish it was easier to find carpenters as well as them not costing a fortune.
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@Tina30219 (34194)
• Onaway, Michigan
8 Jan 17
Glad your daughter was not hurt. Wow that is a lot of money I am surs you can find some place cheaper to get a window. Do you have a place called habitat for humanity there they are low cost place but they don't install maybe you could find a window and have your man insttall it
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@shaggin (36845)
• United States
9 Jan 17
I've heard of habitat for humanity but don't know if its around here. Since my parents own the house I can't get any help from programs for repairs. I have to be the home owner to get help. My parents don't live in this house its just me and my kids. I don't pay rent but I pay all bills and any repairs or remodeling.
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@shaggin (36845)
• United States
9 Jan 17
@Tina30219 I've never heard of Angie's List I wonder if it is like craigslist.
@Tina30219 (34194)
• Onaway, Michigan
9 Jan 17
@shaggin Not sure worth a look into on both maybe do a comparison and use the best one.
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
8 Jan 17
She's really lucky she didn't get hurt. You can buy new windows at Home Depot and install them yourself (or have a handy male friend install them for you). We've replaced most of our windows ourselves, thankfully hubby knows how.
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@shaggin (36845)
• United States
8 Jan 17
They have cheaper places to buy windows then lowes about a half hour from me. The problem is finding someone who knows what they are doing to put them in for me. That is awesome your husband replaced all of yours himself! My late husband used to do a lot to fix this old house up. We could only afford a little each year so its always been a work in progress. By the time I get the last window in the house replaced with a new one then the first window will be so old it will need to be replaced again is what I always joke.
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• United States
8 Jan 17
@shaggin Same with our old house.. I'd much rather save the money and just buy a better house, but our credit won't allow it at the moment, ugh!
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@shaggin (36845)
• United States
8 Jan 17
@katsmeow1213 Sometimes I feel that way too! I'd love to just move somewhere already remodeled that I won't have so many problems to deal with. This was my grandparents home and they left it to my mother. She lives across the street. I've never had to pay rent but starting this year I am paying the taxes so money will be even tighter from now on. I'm not going to complain I am thankful for what we have. I could never afford to pay the outrageous costs of rent now a days.
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@Brittnyrose (1457)
• Aberdeen, North Carolina
9 Jan 17
Thank goodness she is okay. And 900 alot to have a window put in, for an older window
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@shaggin (36845)
• United States
9 Jan 17
It is because its likely lead paint that it is so costly for this carpenter to do the work.
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• Aberdeen, North Carolina
10 Jan 17
@shaggin hope you get everything took care of. Hopefully no more little accidents.
@shaggin (36845)
• United States
10 Jan 17
@Brittnyrose I poked my finger today while cleaning up the glass to take out the garbage.
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@DianneN (78116)
• United States
8 Jan 17
Hope your daughter is ok! I'm sure it can be repaired for much less!
@shaggin (36845)
• United States
8 Jan 17
It took me so long to find someone to do the two windows in my daughters room that I really dread having to go through this all over again.
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@DianneN (78116)
• United States
8 Jan 17
@shaggin Could you use the same man that did your daughter's windows?
@shaggin (36845)
• United States
9 Jan 17
@DianneN That was the one who told me it would be $900 per window so no I definitly will not be having him do it!
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@allen0187 (33124)
• Philippines
8 Jan 17
So sorry to hear about the broken window. At least no one got hurt.
@shaggin (36845)
• United States
8 Jan 17
It will be a costly repair but if it was a newer window it never would have broken so easily! These windows are very old! I am just glad she didn't get hurt!
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@allen0187 (33124)
• Philippines
9 Jan 17
@shaggin good luck in getting the window repaired.
@shaggin (36845)
• United States
9 Jan 17
@allen0187 thank you
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@JudyEv (123167)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Jan 17
That is a lot of money for a new window. I'm glad your daughter wasn't hurt.
@shaggin (36845)
• United States
8 Jan 17
I dread having it fixed its so hard to find carpenters and then when I do they charge a fortune! My daughters windows are in but the inside of them needs to be finished by someone else as well as the wood trim around her room. It's been two years of trying to find someone to do the jobs and the carpenters never come when they say they will to do the estimate.
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@JudyEv (123167)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Jan 17
@shaggin I find that really rude and inconsiderate behaviour. We have the same problems with tradesmen here too.
@Gillygirl (17282)
• Sutton, England
8 Jan 17
Thank goodness nobody was hurt. The price seems to be excessive and it pays to shop around. Hope you will get a lower price.
@shaggin (36845)
• United States
8 Jan 17
The guy said that would be the cost because the paint on the old window likely has lead. I can't afford that price!
@AutumnSnow (4584)
8 Jan 17
Oh no. Im glad that no one got hurt though. I hope you can get it replaced soon.
@shaggin (36845)
• United States
8 Jan 17
I would through such a hassle trying to get my daughters two windows replaced that I am absolutely dreading this. Most carpenters will not work in the winter!