not exactly handy
November 4, 2008
I am not what you’d call a do-it-yourselfer. Not a fix-it guy. I can barely be trusted with a screwdriver, much less a saw.
I once installed a ceiling fan. It took me 6 hours.
In our relatively new house (3.5 years), recently the back door knob started getting wobbly so that it won’t always lock. But it SOMETIMES locks, which passes for good enough.
And then the door handle into the garage began having issues. The little doohicky that retracts when you turn the knob stopped retracting. Such that the door then won’t open.
Here’s the Anderson solution:
See? I can still lock the door with the deadbolt, so we’re good even though the handle won’t retract the doohicky.
I have to replace the tape every couple of days, because it stretches, and the doohicky pokes through the tape, keeping the door from opening. If I’m INSIDE when that happens, I just grab a butter knife and slip it in the door crack and open it.
If I’m OUTSIDE when it happens, I have to grab the door key from a secret shoe in the shoe bin, and go around to the front door to get in.
We’ve been living this way for a month now.
Kim is a saint. Although, to be fair, she knows where the toolbox is too.