Opening Doors

by Josh on October 11, 2007 · 2 comments

in Projects

Nothing big is happening here, but I’m making progress on a few odds and ends mostly involving opening doors.

During one of his recent temper tantrums, my four-year-old slammed open his bedroom door and put the knob through the wall. If he was a little older I could have taught him how to fix the hole, but for now I had to repair the wall myself. It turns out I need to find a longer doorstop if I want to prevent this from happening again. (Future tantrums are assured.)

Then, I took the two boys to the new Home Depot just south of town that opened its doors for the first time today. We picked up a couple things, but we really went to see my brother-in-law on the job in his orange apron. The store looks brighter and more spacious than what I’m used to at the big orange box. With a new Super Target located next door, I’m sure I’ll get there quite a bit, though I still prefer to patronize my neighborhood hardware stores.

At the store I bought some new knobs for the bifold doors on the entry closet here at the house. The current knobs are attached with coarsely threaded wood screws, so the knobs pull loose nearly every time they are used. I’m embarassed it took me this long to make this simple fix, but at last the knobs will stay in place when the closet doors are opened.

Finally, I’ve been a bit quiet on the blog lately because I’m opening a new door in my career. I resigned my part-time job as a fundraising professional and I’m determining what to do next. In the meantime, I’ll be managing the household and kids full-time. Intuitively, I would expect this change to result in greater productivity on my renovation projects, but with two small kids to care for, I doubt this will be the case. Stay tuned!

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ranty October 12, 2007 at 6:58 pm

Huh-what????? Where is this new HD??? Now that I’m working on the south side as well as the north, it’s even more of a PAIN to go to the quarry. (And with no bridge, yeesh.)

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Josh October 14, 2007 at 7:15 pm

The new development (Cedar Point Commons) is where 66th street meets Cedar Ave/77 in Richfield just south of the Crosstown/62. I’m diggin’ the traffic circle they put in on 66th street, too. It should be much more convenient than the Quarry for you, Ranty.

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