It's very noisy and very messy. Everything is off the walls. All the dishes are out of the cabinets. Everything is away from the windows while they are being replaced on the upper level of the house. In short, pretty much a bunch of stuff is in a pile in the middle of each room.
Nobody come over to visit for a while.
In this photo, you can see our new windows on the upper floor. Eventually these windows will be "wrapped," which means they won't look so shoddy around the edges as they do now. We'll also get some Hardie siding and then I'll do a proper post with before, during and after.
Meanwhile it's pretty noisy and cold when they remove windows during snowstorms. Apparently these people work year-round though!