I've always had this theory : DYI projects are NEVER easy!
O.K. I've done my share that aren't too hard, but I usually end
up having to be rescued by my other half. Yesterday was one of those days.
We've been doing alot of projects around here the last couple of months,and I woke up determined to do one last little one. My manly man's alittle stressed right now with the "Seattle Flower and Garden Show" coming up next week. (Yes, the one he said last year he wasn't going to do again), so I was going to do this all by myself and not bother him.
All I was going to do is put new door knobs on the four doors upstairs.
Now tell me, doesn't that sound easy?
I'd never put on a door knob but I'd read the instructions over a couple times
how hard could it be. My honey kissed me good-by and headed to work for a couple hours. I got all the pieces out and layed them on the floor . In about a half hour I had it all together, but then couldn't figure out why when I shut the door it didn't latch. I thought maybe the plate on the jam wasn't up high enough to catch, so I unscrewed it and moved it up some. Shut the door and it did latch, but, it wouldn't unlatch. So, I took the knob all apart and I still couldn't unlatch the door. Yikes, I was stuck in the toy room til my manly man came home.
Now mind you there was a tv in there so I didn't have to play with toys for two hours. And.........a comfy chair.
So, to make a long story short, manly man came home, couldn't budge it, got the ladder out, handed me tools through the window to take the door off the hinges, couldn't do it, finally had me climb out the window and down to safety.
Still no door knobs on..............