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Door is Done

December 23rd, 2006 at 12:40 pm

The bottom of my back porch door fell off. All my friends with trucks were busy this weekend and it is rather critical because my kitty likes to go exploring so I FIXED IT!!

I am pretty proud of myself. I took two 1x4s from the garage, cut them to size and screwed them to the sides. The bottom part was fairly rotted so I took some of that stuff that goes in showers and cut it and put it over the two boards so that the top one where the wood isn't rotted can help hold the bottom one. I know it is temporary but I have a bathroom repair scheduled for next Thursday and I haven't got any budgeted money to spend on a new door even if I could find a way to get it home. I think this spring I will scrounge (?) the salvage yards for another door but with the same style.

My arms are tired but at least my kitty is safe and my stock of stuff is used up a little too. My house was a rental and the landlord would just throw everything into the garage/shed so I have lots of wood and screens and stuff he left behind when I bought it. DS and I did a 'Clean Sweep' on it last summer so everything got organized and anything useless got tossed. There was a piece of metal sheeting I would have liked to have used on the door but I don't have any way to cut it. When I get the new door I might use it to protect the bottom from the dog.

Feels funny posting this after just posting yesterday but I am so proud of myself it actually looks pretty good.

4 Responses to “Door is Done”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    Good for you!!

  2. Bookie Says:

    Sounds to me like you have every reason to be proud of yourself!

    I don't like the "chores" that home ownership keeps producing, which is why I choose to rent, but I can appreciate the feeling of accomplishment.

    Yay you!


  3. Diolla Says:

    Thanks Ima & Bookie, I actually like doing things around the house and replaced the tools I lost in the divorce (although I miss my truck) so I can. But I prefer doing outside work in the spring. Today was a nice day though so I made myself get busy and do it.

  4. PRICEPLUS Says:

    Way to go! You saw a problem, adapted, and overcame! You are awesome!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!Smile

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