Wednesday, June 01, 2011

No more DIY

I'm defeated & exhausted. I just had a new door installed & I got a wild hair to finish the project off myself. I figured I would never get the actually door in, so I hired a contractor for the main door, but convinced myself I could save $$$ if I put the storm door back on. How hard could it be? The frame of the main door would be flush & plumb & I could just stick the old storm door back on.

Ha! Hahahahahahaha! Boy, was I an idiot.

There's one on, but it's not our original beloved storm door & we can't get the lock mechanism to work on the new one no matter how hard we try. I say we, because I pulled poor T into this mess with me. She had concerns, but knows how much I love to tackle home repairs. She figured since I actually hired someone to put the main door on, she'd give me the storm door project. *sigh* Poor kid.

I have no idea what to do. I'll figure it out, but right now....I'm just so utterly defeated by the whole thing.


Chris said...

I'm about the same way when it comes to home improvement projects. And that's why I'm not living in the future on some starship, diverting power to shields or life support. I'd be like "Are you kidding me? I'm still working on this damn storm door"!

Cindy said...

This is what bother's me when Chris says we need to buy a fixer upper house. We would be better off with something already mostly done. Same holds true for moving. We hire movers next time.