Previously I had posted on installing replacement windows in one of the properties I am rehabbing. It was my first venture into installing windows and I had measured the vertical dimension incorrectly, requiring me to trim 1/8" from every window.
After installing 21 windows, I had a system down pat to install them and was getting full of myself thinking how good I was getting at this job ( I can put a window in in under 25 minutes now!)
Sunday I got ready to install the last 3 windows in the living room. I cut the windows down, hauled them into the house and opened the curtain - only to see 2 wide windows!!!
I spent the night beating myself up - I have no idea how I ordered 3 narrow windows where 2 wide windows sit. I know I measured the vertical dimension because these are the tallest windows (66"). Somehow I thought that every window in the house was the same width (the other 21 were) and just assumed the same for these. So I made a $400 mistake and feel like a fool. The old adage about assuming something (When you assume something you make an ass of u and me) certainly applies to me and I have been eating humble pie that last few hours.