It really gets windy up here on the hill around A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville.
The other day Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle and I were sitting in the living room listening to the gusts that the weather folks told us were topping at more than 50 mph. As we waited for my dear wife Karen to pull her car into the driveway from her shift at SMG, I heard a bang at the side of the house.
Ellie B looked at me, startled. We felt as if we were in Oz. We both trotted toward the sound.
The screen door had slammed open against the side of the house. I ventured out and grabbed it. I took all of my strength to pull it back toward the house. Tugging on the little black handle in the middle proved futile. No, I had to grab the closing mechanism up top and pull with all my might to get the door closed against the gusts.
Except it wasn’t quite, really.
Now there’s a gap up on the top right (when looking out) where the door no longer sits square in the frame.
It being a metal door, I thought perhaps I could bang things back into proper perspective.
When the wood inner door is closed, it hits the closing mechanism and pushes the screen door back out.
The best I can figure, the metal rod of the closer is bent. And I can’t straighten it. A trip to Lowe’s is on the schedule.
There’s always something.
How windy has it gotten where you live? What have you had to work on because of the wind? What do you think about the screen door project?