Monday, January 22, 2007

tumbled marble, stained glass windows, 7/06

Unfortunately, we think that Jacqueline lost the e-mail address for these folks. So we'll call her M and him T. Sorry, we kept the e-mails. But Jacqueline didn't keep the job that had the e-mail.

There was a post on craigslist, "36 square feet of tumbled Marble - $35". Jacqueline suggested that the marble would be a good counter surface for the front apartment or a bathroom.

It was funny before we even got there because Jacqueline called to confirm that we would be arriving soon. T thought she was someone else, and was odd to her on the phone . She can fill in more of the details about that conversation.

So, we drove into Atlanta. We arrived at the house, and inspected the marble in the garage.
M suggested that we also looked at the marble trim that she had, which went with the marble, and she wasn't planning on using.

During this time we told the story about the house on Mc Kenna Street. Coincidentally, M and T had lived in New Orleans, so we played the name game about places and neighborhoods. We talked more about the house in New Orleans, and then M showed me some stained glass windows that she made for her brother's house, to his specifications. The specs were slightly off, so she ended up re-making new windows for him. I had to think about it. We complimented them on their great new kitchen -- and the French doors into the dining room.

M told us the story of the french doors. She got them from a contractor friend who was working on a multi-million dollar project. There was a big wall of windows and doors. One of the windows or doors had a scratch on them. Apparently the person who was spending multi-million dollars didn't like that, and refused the lot of them.

So, M also had some windows that she wanted to get rid of. She asked us if we wanted them. We weren't sure and said we would check the sizes with J's mom to see if she could use them.

I bought the three stained glass windows for $300. They matched the planned color scheme of the exterior of the house, and were really unique and a great deal. T brought them to Athens the next day, because he worked as a contract Engineer for a nearby power plant. He also brought the vinyl windows.

1 comment:

Lin said...

Thanks for writing this.