Posted by: monsonmadness | February 13, 2012

Dodgy door

This is the dodgy door to our house. The screen is rusted like crazy, and is so brittle that pieces keep falling off. Stray dogs sleep in front of the door each night and they brush up against it and make it worse. The lock is so bad that the key gets stuck in it every day and almost snaps off. It actually disintegrated in Michael’s hands when he took it off. You can’t see from this photo but there is about a 1cm gap between the bottom of the door and the floor. This keeps the big bugs out, but the centipedes, spiders and cockroaches can all find their way in easily.

Since the hole has been getting bigger, we’ve had some larger guests. In the last two weeks we’ve had a mouse and two black lizards, which is three big creatures too many for me, so after a lot of nagging and whining, I finally convinced Michael that we needed a new door.

Several hundred dollars later, and after many man hours of labor, we have a brand new screen door that is exactly the same as the old one, except it is black, it functions and it is intact. Our rental contract is designed specially for picky palagis by carefree Samoans. It states that we can make whatever improvements we want at our own cost! We have guests coming to stay on Thursday and I figured we should make the extra effort. We’ll have 11 people in the house as it is…no room for extra guests, especially those with more than two legs! Thanks for doing it Michael.

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