What do you do when you open the back door and the whole heavy glass door falls in as you pull on the knob? First you call Pasiano who works for an hour and can’t get it reinstalled. So he props it against the outside storage cupboard–possibly the worst place to put it if you in fact require access to anything stored in the closet , but at least it is sort of protected from the inevitable rain. Then you call every aluminum place in three towns and either they don’t answer or they are crazy busy. Can anyone come today? No. Tomorrow? Probably not. Will they call you when they can come? Yes.
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Luckily, there is an additional barred screen door installed outside the main door, so at least we had security.
But when a huge rainstorm hit, the kitchen floor was quickly getting flooded,
so stopgap measures were called for.
The next morning, Pasiano and Yolanda decided it might be a good idea to resort to plastic to cover the screen door–in this case the plastic tablecloths I use for kids’ art classes.
And, Yolanda and I again made a round of phone calls. No promises, but late this afternoon, ViLuMa called to say they’d be here in 20 minutes.
Some of the work took place outside,
but whenever one of the guys was inside, Ollie was right there checking out the action–for the entire time they were here!
An hour and a half later, the plastic tablecloths were restored to their neat pile,
the door was installed,
and all was again right in our world. And the view is definitely better without the plastic!