Friday, November 2, 2012

Draft dodger

This is not a fancy door, but let me tell you, it is doormuch appreciated…keeping our bathroom warm.  This was not even thought about when we built the house.  Sure, this is our master bath and no one can see into it, so why do we need a door?  The only thing visible from the bedroom is part of the vanity, so why bother with a door that is gonna be in the way? (duh…wish we had thought about a pocket door…simple during construction and would have been the perfect solution!).

We learned during the first winter that a door would keep the heat INSIDE and keep down a pesky wind draft.  Or we could go to Florida during the winter!

Well, winter came a bit early this year, so MM was motivated to make a change.  We found a $2 bi-fold door at a local thrift shop; MM installed it to try it out, and decided it would work!  He did go to the “box store” and purchase a new door and got it installed, easy peasy.

If we don’t like it, MM will replace it with a “real” door.  He is a great handyman!

So now it is Friday and I am wide awake and up far too early, but I can get a few things done before I drive friend Maryan to the city for some tests.  Tonight is the last home football game, so we shall be in the stands during halftime watching Ansley in the band.  Macey (middle school band) will be assisting with a flag unfurling during the show.  We are so blessed to have all our grandchildren nearby.

We have food, a roof over our heads, and heat in our bathroom…but we have sorrow in our hearts for those affected by Bad Sandy.

Life is good in Mayberry, y’all!   Count your blessings!!!  And make a donation to help storm victims, if you can.


Barb and TheDailyGs said...

In my little cottage in Florida I did put in a pocket door. It was perfect as the space in my less than 400 sq ft house was at a premium! I lived alone, but I still wanted a bathroom door! My cottage was actually a big shed in Al & Barbara's backyard way back when, with no walls, so I got to finish it out as I pleased. I was pleased to have a bathroom door. Yessiree, Bob. And a screened in patio which was practically like living in a mansion at that point! I sure do miss my little cottage! Lived in it for 14 years and loved every minute!

Have a safe drive with Miss Maryan. I'll be here, hoping for lovely orders and doing MD's eyedrops. :) big hugs xoxo

Barb and TheDailyGs said...

Oh... you could have opted for a sliding barn-style door, too. Looks like you had room for it from your photo. If you like that sort of thing, of course. :)

Sandee said...

I love pocket doors and we have two in our home. Love them. Out. of. the. way. I'm glad you got your door.

Have a safe trip in trip with Miss Maryan. I know you will.

Have a terrific day honey. Big hugs. :)

Jean(ie) said...

We installed two pocket doors in the condo. Loved them. They are great space savers, too!

Yay for handy guys!

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

draft dodger!! too funny.

i have pocket doors and actually they can be a bit of a pain.

smiles, bee

Haley D. said...

The door looks even better IRL. Thanks for coming to the cold & windy game last night!

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