I spent the morning and early afternoon working on the backyard. When the lawn is mostly weeds, it is difficult to gauge how tall it is – so I don’t even remember the last time it was mowed. Between picking up after the dogs and mowing, it was a fun filled morning as Garbanzo took DJ’s sleepover guest back home. (More about that guest in a few days.)
When he returned, I sent out to find a pipe of a particular diameter and length. We have an umbrella for the umbrella stand that I use by the hammock. Because this umbrella is top heavy compared to the others we’ve had, the stand isn’t able to support it as it should. So, I’m fixing the problem with a length of pipe. Must be narrow enough to fit into the stand, but wide enough for the umbrella to go into.
He went to The Rebuilding Center – a local non-profit that goes and deconstructs buildings prior to a major remodel or even a demolition. They then resell the pieces in their center. You can get flooring, moldings, windows, doors, fixtures, and cabinets. When you live in an old house like ours, this can be a fun place to get original era moldings, etc. Hell, this is where part of our center cut fir floors came from when they needed to replace parts of the original.
Garbanzo came back with the wrong sized pipe. So, we both went back. Here is a look at this place. We got lost in the door section because we need a new front door. And, while we could just go to Home Depot and buy one, we want one that fits the style and age of the house.
A neat screen door Garbanzo found.
The peep hole we found in a door we actually think might work for our house. Ignore the color, because we would take care of that. This is the inside of it:
Here is the outside of it:
And if you want a school door for your house, this is your place to get one.
Or if you need a door that was popular in our neighborhood. Nothing says stay out like an iron door.
I might actually go back and get the large single pane ones. They are cheap and
This place is dangerous – you come away with lots of ideas.