Sunday, July 19, 2009

52 Blessings--Screens


Yesterday Calvin and I (using I very generously) installed a new screen door--a wooden, two spring, loud slamming one just like the Waltons'. Screens are pretty amazing what with letting the light, sounds and breezes in while keeping the bugs, rodents and malaria out. Screens even make washing dishes quite pleasant what with a sink full of soapy water and a breeze blowing through the kitchen window. Screens; who would have guessed such a little mesh could make life so much nicer?

9 comments:

deidra said...

Our neighbors were missing screens in two of their windows. The landlord's son came, measured ours and got their new ones made.

He measured our wrong screens, so they took both of the screens from the bottom floor to make sure they got them right. After being screen less for a few weeks, I have a renewed love for screens! It's great to open those windows!

Jill said...

Amen to this blessing for sure!!! Our kitchen window didn't have a screen for the first 3 years we lived here, and it drove me crazy. I would still open the window sometimes, but it was a risky move because of bugs and such. Then Randy surprised me while I was in Paris in April 2007 and bought a screen kit and made screens for the kitchen window and the couple other windows of the house that were lacking them. It was a great surprise and one that I love every day!!

Cassidy said...

fancy

Ande Payne said...

I mostly just love that you love to hear it slam shut.

lelly said...

malaria a big problem over there???

i wish we could open our doors to the open air, but the humidity has a funny way of blowing right in on the breezes!

Becky said...

Oh, I would LOVE to have screens! When we got our puppy almost three years ago she tore apart most of the screens downstairs...maybe she's finally old enough that we can try again to replace them.

Love the door you bought!

michelle said...

"Screens are pretty amazing what with letting the light, sounds and breezes in while keeping the bugs, rodents and malaria out." Hear, hear!

Alisa said...

Our families allergies are so bad that we don't open the windows. I miss it in the spring, but right now in the middle of the summer i don't think it would even make a difference!
malaria? Huh?

Kim Sue said...

"Don't Let the Door Slam" is such a part of my childhood it is hard to go through the door of my mom & dad's and not think it.