Calzephyr (calzephyr77) wrote in thequestionclub,

That was then, this is now

Hi friends, I wanted to post this the other night, but LJ would not load for me. Last year I posted to TQC about replacing a front door. How hard could it be? Well, it turned out to be a very educational experience and was not as easy as going down to Home Depot, picking out a door and taking it home. Our house is old enough that door sizes have changed over the years. We discovered that we would need a little work done to get a new door and possibly a new screen door. One of the reasons we wanted a new door was that the paint was peeling on the old one. The previous owners had painted it white with house paint and it was flaking like no tomorrow plus the plastic around the window cracked.

We thought replacing the door would be an easy upgrade to do before winter. Nope! I thought we would have to resort to taking the door off the hinges, sand it, paint it and rehang it this summer. Fortunately I noticed a summer sale flyer for a local window and door company. They came and fixed our leaky window and then quoted us on a new door. Dear reader! They are going to make it. They are going to paint it. They are going to install it, all for a much lower price than we were quoted by handymen. It turns out this company custom makes everything, so they can build a door to the same specs as the old one.

So, you may be wondering, what the heck is the question??? Here it is -

Have you ever held off on a decision and it turned out to be the right decision in the future?
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