Sunday, May 18, 2014
The NEW Screen Door and Velcro
Of course I didn't realize how horrible it looked until Sr. Luna put in the same door with new screening and a new paint job yesterday afternoon. First, I could see out, perfectly. Second, the paint job fourteen years ago of the door was not nearly as nice. And third, and most important there is no torn or hanging screen!
The hanging screen came about because Velcro, the wonder cat, had learned to jump up, stick her claws in the bigger holes in the old screen and then shake the door when she wanted to come in. Often at 6:30AM after having gone out sometime during the night.
This morning I awakened later then usual. Why? I realized it was because Velcro didn't shake the door but patiently sat outside and waited for me to open the curtains. Amazing!
If I had only known how wonderful and life changing this would be, I would have had Sr. Luna come and get the doors sooner.
Please don't suggest a cat door. I have too many wild critters that traverse the gardens here. To name a few, skunk. Muy importante, #1. Then add the coatamundis along with feral cats. You get the idea. I had toyed with the idea long ago. That was before the coatamundi climbed the tree and fell in the fireplace. More then once.
Nope, I'd rather get up and let her out or in, thank you very much. I'm just thrilled though to have this new experience of not having Velcro swinging the door at dawn to awaken me.
If you're interested in the cost to have the doors (2) taken down, painted, new screen added and reinstalled, 900 pesos. About $72USD. Priceless in my opinion now.
Life is good.