windows are finally here. after receiving quotes on windows that ranged anywhere between $5000 adn $72000, we decided to go with Jeld Wen Siteline EX serie, with extruded aluminum exterior and wood interior. Even though it is not exactly the look we wanted (which was totally out of our budget), they are very decent quality for the price.
in one day, all the windows were installed. we are still waiting on patio double sliding door.
meanhile we started to collect all the tools we might need for the work we are planing to do ourselves.