Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Screen Door

The kids and I are enjoying a sunny, warm afternoon in the back yard. They are collecting bugs (and grossing me out) while I answer emails, look at a few job boards (not sure I'm clear headed enough to fill out apps but I'm bookmarking for, hopefully, tomorrow) and try to figure out how I am going to pull off field day as the only PTO member who will be there.

Irked is putting it mildly. I am *this* close to leaving the board because I am suffering extreme burn out and I'm tired of events coming closer only to hear "Sorry - I can't make it." from others. It's been a long year of feeling alone in the day to day running of the PTO. And hopefully soon, I'll have a job and then what? I cannot fit everything in...nor do I want to even try. I am doing all of the above, I notice a little cat who was in the house who is suddenly in the back yard. Oops. He has managed to find his way through the hole that another cat has spent years making in the screen door. Crud. I was hoping he wouldn't notice.

I search google for screen door repair kits and I found one that seems reasonable. Now I just have to figure out how to work it in the budget and hope I don't need fancy tools like say....a hydraulic crimping tool. Ok yeah sure - that's a bit extreme but I have never successfully changed out a screen door screen. Something tells me it won't be as effortless as I hope.

But I have to do something. Screen doors are important around here and I am the only adult.

It's always something.


Mimi said...

It might be cheaper to just take your screen door to be re screened....our hardware place only charges 10 dollars to rescreen....just an idea

Tanya said...

Too bad we're not closer :( Ryan could put in new screen lickety split. To do the full screen you do need a tool, so a repair might be easier.