and the good news is I didn't break the pane. I taped the edges of the glass to avoid getting paint goop all over the window, and hit the surrounding trim with Strypeeze like 3-4 times. It's clean now and I was very good and patient and did not gouge anything.
This is that same soft wood that all our original windows were made of. Some have said they think it's old growth pine, we suspect poplar. I still don't know. But after my first experience of breaking the glass and gouging the wood, I do know to be gentle now.
While I was delicately scraping off paint and stripper gunk, I got to witness the neighborhood in all it's splendor. The woman who moved into the "problem building" down the street who we are certain is a "lady of the light" (and that is a better title than she deserves) and a crack addict, was yelling after some guy that he "stole her crack" and snuck into the hallway the night before and "smoked it all up." Sigh! Can you think of any reason that someone would be coming and going like 10+times in a few hours other than drug dealing? I can't.
Steve worked on framing on Saturday while I was making dinner etc..., which incidentally was a success. A good time was had by all and we slept in till almost 10am this morning, which is unheard of.
The framing is slow going because he has to remove the old boards and some of them don't want to come out, but he is planning to finish next weekend and then the following weekend drywall while I am visiting my sister in Connecticut. I am going to finish washing the trim down with denatured alcohol and maybe start sanding it next weekend.