Monday, February 27, 2012

New Door Incoming!

As you may or may not know, our refrigerator is old and gross.  It's kind of moldy, the freezer light is out, there are exposed wires inside where someone ripped out the ice maker before we moved in, and things on the top shelf of the fridge have a tendency to be frozen while things in the freezer are sometimes not quite as cold as you'd like them.  In short, we need a new fridge.  So we went looking at fridges while we were off from work after the wedding, and we fell in love with this beautiful Samsung refrigerator. Unfortunately, both are too large to fit through our tiny Victorian doorways.  But instead of doing the reasonable thing and buying a smaller fridge, we've decided to go ahead and just widen the doorway.  Ridiculous, I know.

Our new back door.

The door has been purchased and is sitting in the backyard.  All that's left is to remove the old door, widen the doorway, and install it.  Amazing, right?  Uncle Don came over on Saturday to take down some of the door frame, just to get an idea of what is waiting for him behind our walls.  Not a whole lot, from the looks of it.  I was hoping maybe there'd be wads of cash back there, but no such luck.  Heck, we don't even have insulation back there.  No wonder it's so cold in here all the time!

We're keeping the trim to use on the doorway we'll probably make during the Big Kitchen Redo (which probably won't be happening for several years) since it won't fit around the new door.  Check out all of the awful layers of paint on these things!  I really don't know what the past owners of this house were thinking when they painted their kitchen in all those horrible colors.  I think our donations to the paint layers will be a lot more pleasant.

So that's all I've got for you so far.  Chris and I have to pick out hardware for the new door, which I'm sure will be a lot of fun.  I think the plan is to install the door on Friday, so I guess we'd better get shopping!

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