Wednesday, July 1, 2009

DIY- Why!


What's Jack up to? Well Mr. Cutie got me a a book contest win on Twitter yesterday. I tweeted this picture of him and won a Dean Koontz book from agent Colleen Lindsay. Go Jackster! I'm sure it was the tail wag that did it.



So I tackled the screen door yesterday. Man that thing took waaaayyy too much time and sweat.



Here's Jack doing his version of help. Check out the crazy eyes. Nope, he's nothing like the handy dog from yesterday's post. I sure could have used that dog.




Of course after I got the old piece of screen out and the plastic tubing from that skinny little channel. Eek. (thanks needle nose pliers) It took an extra trip to the hardware store because the tubing I had was to thick to go back in. Ugh!



And still it was too hard to put the tubing back in. Even when it was thinner. Ugh, again.
Joe our lovely hardware guy gave me the ol' head shake on my second trip. It would have been so much easier if I could have just taken the door off and brought it over for him to fix. But no. That wasn't happening.
So after much mumbling and swearing under my breath, I finally kinda sorta got it in. At least good enough to keep the bugs out for now. Look closely, that's mesh!


So, Until I feel like a do over, it's gonna have be good enough. I'm tired and my poor hands can't take it. I'm much better with a paint brush.
There's a reason they pay folks to do these things. But end the end total cost for the job: $9.00. Of course now I need a manicure so there's the trade off.

Best,
Kwana

19 comments:

A Day That is Dessert said...

Congrats! Didn't know you could win stuff on twitter - I'm going to have to pay more attention...

Maureen McGowan said...

Good job, Kwana!

Rebecca@Harmony and Home said...

Congrats on the book win and great job on the screen! I have a new contest... stop by!

Purple Flowers said...

You must feel good for your accomplishment. P.S. - Enjoy the manicure! :)

country girl said...

Aw, that Jack of yours is CUTE! He and my lil' girl Kiki would make such an adorable couple.

pve design said...

If I were there next to you now, I would so give you an award for a stellar screen door job! Ta da!

Maria Geraci said...

Hey, the door looks great. Especially for 9 bucks! And that Jack... he's too cute for words!

Adrienne S. said...

You and Jack are so cute together. The two of you should have your own show... The Adventures of Kwana and Jack. I'd watch it!

Deidra said...

Any excuse for a manicure! Great job on the screen.

Amanda McCabe said...

Yay Jack!! What a little helper he is. :) And the screen door looks great. Wanna come over here and fix my porch cover?

BTW, I agree you and Jack should have a TV show. Kwana and Jack, PIs (you could have your own detective agency...)

Kwana said...

Thanks for the congrats you all are so sweet for not doing a close up and seeing the terrible edges. Yes, that would a be a hoot, the Kwana and Jack show. I'm sure you'd be the only viewers.

Kristen Painter said...

Oh my word. If I lived closer, I would have come over and done it for you. Seriously, I could have had that done in about 10 mins. lol You poor thing! And Jack, help your mother!

Frau said...

Way to go Kwana! Now go get your nails done! Still cheaper than a service call to fix it.

Arkansas Cyndi said...

I'm impressed. Good job. Not sure I could have done that! and Go for that Manicure. You deserve it.

Joyce said...

GREAT JOB!! Yes I think you do deserve a manicure for doing a swell job. Oh as Jack's acting manager he says he would like some treats for winning you that great book. Congrats on the book. xoxo

Ina in Alaska said...

Nice job, Kwana!! You (and Jack) did it!! :D

T.Allen-Mercado said...

High fives! Since I left corporate America for the sofa, I've 'earned' my keep around here by being the resident handywoman. I rather enjoy it.

My Notting Hill said...

Looks good - good for you!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I think Jack is quite helpful...I mean, my dog never won me anything! :-)

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