We are having the BEST weather and I am enjoying it like nobody’s business. The windows are open and the screen doors are letting in the heavenly breezes.
Ever since I moved my shop to the guest house living room I’ve been a little sad because there’s no screen door on the guest house so I couldn’t enjoy the spring like weather while I worked. I thought about just leaving the door open, but the 7 cats and 8 chickens that perpetually wander around in our yard are like magnets to an open door. They think we can’t see them stalking the opening trying to slide in unnoticed. An open door is an invitation for cat hair and chicken poop all over the house. No thanks.
I finally decided that I just couldn’t live a happy life if I couldn’t leave the guest house door open. So I went out to my junk pile and found an old screen door that has been waiting for years to be used for something interesting. I pulled it out from behind some other old, broken down doors and dragged it over to the guest house. If I prop it just right, it keeps the cats and bugs out so I can leave the door open….hallelujah!
There’s just one teensy problem. It is not easy to go in and out since the door has to be propped just right or it falls over. I am constantly carrying armloads of product or packages out the door and now I have to set it all down, move the screen door, push a few cats and a chicken away with my foot, pick up my things, go out, put it all down again, push away another cat or two, prop the screen door back into place, pick up my pile and walk away. As soon as I get out I realize I forgot something and have to do it all again.
Oh my….isn’t it funny how you can walk past something 25 times a day and not realize how bad it looks? These pictures show me that the guest house is in serious need of some TLC. And isn’t the huge power box by the front door a charming welcome to our guests? I promise it looks better on the inside!
I’ll add the guest house work to the ever growing list of things that need to be done around here. Right after hang a screen door.
It may be a while though. You know how those lists go.
Have a great week!