Doors - Wonderous Doors!

My back doors are being replaced as I type this. They are doing a spectacular fantastic amazing job considering that this house has only one straight wall in the place - wait, no it doesn't.

They started yesterday and are finishing up today. The old doors leaked in air somethin' awful - I could not get this house warm if it was a windy day.

We have been shuffling the girls all over the house to keep them away from the cold air, especially since they are still sick. We let them watch for a while and they got a kick out of there not being a door. "Windy!" Maddie said. "Snooooow ..." came from Katie. And yes, it is currently snowing. And the contractors are cursing at it. It's hysterical.

The playroom door is all done - and something was bothering me about it but couldn't put my finger on it. Then it hit me. We had new storm doors installed, also, and they are the kind that have a pull down screen built right in. So the door is essentially cut in half with a white bar ...

The entry door is a "nine-light" (oh yes ... I know my door terminology) ...But when you close the doors together, the "middle line" doesn't line up. (I don't think that's a proper door term.)

I thought I had made a mistake and should have known when I was shopping to make sure that this line matched. So I asked one contractor, Mr. Jim, and he said, nope - that's how they're made. So that made me feel better at least.

Working on the kitchen in the above pic.

Next job: living room. There are many cracks in there that are beyond Andy's level of experience (sorry, hon). We are also having hard wood floors installed!!!!!!! !!!!!!! !!!!!!! (many exclamation points required) And a new ceiling with highhats! And it looks as if the fireplace is leaning into the room - and that's not something I even want to think about.

So Mr. Jim and his brother Mr. Matt hopefully will be back here in a few weeks to get that work done. Then I'll write a post called, "Living Room - Wonderous Living Room" ...

Happy New Year, everyone!


Anonymous said...


I am loving the new doors! I know you are so excited. I can't wait to see your living room.

Happy New Year!

Darla said...

It's so exciting when anything new is done to the home. Proud for you! Happy New Year.

Impulsive Addict said...

Yay for home improvements! I hope everyone stays warm with the new doors and good luck with the living room!

Happy New Year!

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Okay...what the heck do I do with this one?? No ideas here. =(

Anonymous said...

Whoo hoo! Always feels awesome to cross something off the home improvement check list!

Jen said...

Always a joy and sigh of relief when the job is done. Good luck on all the projects.
Love the Christmas slide show--I miss having a kid around at Christmas. Every one looks like they are having a good time. Love the ties for Andy. ;)

Katy said...

I love the new doors....tell them to come here and hook a sista up...I want new doors.
I've missed ya and am back in blog world again!! Yea ME!!!