Archive for September 24th, 2006

Screen with Envy

Sunday, September 24th, 2006

In the interests of making our bedroom a little less drafty, I replaced the old and busted screen door with a new one that should keep out a bit more of the outdoors since it actually contains glass and not just a broken screen. It turns out that installing a screen door is pretty easy as long as you have all the right tools (check), tons of patience (check), a squared opening (check) that’s not completely skewed (NO CHECK). Everything went smoothly until I put the latch side jamb on and wound up spending an extra hour playing “shim the jamb” so that the door would close squarely. As it stands, the door now closes and our bedroom is a lot quieter. I’ll have to install the lock, the closer, and give it a good caulking this week sometime. Pictures to come…