Oh my stars and as I live and breathe, but home repair is a rewarding pursuit. I'm telling you, I haven't even spent a dime yet and already I feel like a responsible, thoughtful, home-owning Woman of Means.
And what this Woman of Means means is that I've resolved the burning question of whether or not we really need a new front door.
The answer is NO.
But I will still indulge everyone's overpowering urge to spend a fair bit of money and to shop for new and brightly shiny things, because we have decided to compromise and buy new STORM DOORS. The idea is that these will protect the architecturally-important original doors from further damage.
Hooray for Compromise! Especially when it is Me Getting My Own Way, thinly veiled as Compromise!
So I went shopping for storm doors today at the local home supply shop, and HOLY COW what amazing strides mankind has taken in Storm Door Technology since I last researched the subject, which was approximately never.
Really, did you know they have doors now with screens that can self-retract, neat as a pin, inside the door itself? HONEST TO GOD THEY DO.
I tell you, we live in miraculous times.
Now I can spend endless, needless hours on the web, researching storm doors! A new obscure thing to be geeky about!
Perhaps next I will get up on a ladder and clean out the gutters!
Do not hold your breath!