One of my sisters and I have a birthday one day apart. After years of exchanging gifts we finally decided to skip the shipping and just tell each other what we got. That way we get exactly what we want without the hassle and we are both happy. And after years of swapping gift cards, we've started doing it for Christmas too. One sister is paying for a share of my new dog. Another sister got me a new door for my hallway. Isn't that nice? It's exactly what I wanted. Thanks sisters!
I installed my new door yesterday. I must say that I should have put a door there long ago. It makes a great dog barricade and it was only $10. (Some of you long-time readers may recall that all but one interior door was missing from this mobile home as well as the kitchen cabinets, flooring, furnace, water heater...it is basically just a shell with walls...even some walls were missing...weird.) Unfortunately the door knob that I bought did not come with the correct latching mechanism so I still need a working door knob. In the mean time, I am sliding the very heavy sink over a few inches to block the door and it works great. Eventually I would like to be able to leave the dogs with access to the living room but they are not trust worthy yet. Or I should say, I have not dog-proofed the living room adequately yet. For now they spend their days in the hallway and out of mischief.