My Life as a Dog

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Procrastinator No More

Well okay, that might be a bit of an overstatement. But I did finally check an item off of my old to-do list.

When I bought my townhouse I was supposed to get a screen door. It was just part of the deal. Of course being a new home owner, I closed before lots of items were finished as well as they should have been. And of course, the builder promised to take care of everything I needed. In truth, he wasn't terrible at it. As you can imagine though, once my unit was closed on he was more interested in closing on the next unit. So here I was 8 1/2 years later still with no screen door.

Last weekend I bit the bullet. I needed to paint my trim in a bad way anyway. So, I got it all painted and installed my brand new screen door. Probably not very exciting you say. Well you are wrong. It's been great! Almost all my waking hours at home are spent with my backdoor open and a nice fall-ish breeze blowing in. It's especially nice because most of my windows that I normally leave open have been covered in plastic as the HOA repairs the stucco on the front of my unit.

And while I was out back taking some photos, I thought I'd share how nice my impatients look. I'm definitely planting more of them next spring. I thought it might be too hot for them but they have thrived.