It finally happened! I got my new door installed.
My back door has been replaced once already. Our house settles and then we have rain runoff that makes the wood rot. And for the last year I've had a gap at the bottom that you could see through and feel the breeze. In the winter I would put a towel at the bottom to try and keep the snow from coming in when we would get it. Finally we decided enough was enough and went to Lowe's to buy the door.
We picked out a door that had the blind built into the window so it wouldn't bang around when we open and close the door. And since we were already upgrading that, we chose to get it painted and stained the way we wanted. So this was not a cheap fix.
It took five tries to get the door installed. Why you ask? Because we had to reschedule it that many times. Between having meetings come up or the installer being late to our house that we had to leave to it raining for five minutes when he was supposed to be at the house it was a never ending cycle of rescheduling. Finally we had a sunny day and yes I did end up taking off work 3 hours (because he was an hour an half late to install the door) but it is in.
Look at that big hole in the wall.
And there it is. We got new doorknob/locks but unfortunately we didn't buy the kind that easily rekeys with the new lock we got for the front door. So now we have two different keys. Guess I could call a locksmith to come over and take care of that problem. I'll add it to my huge list of house projects.
Of course less than a week after it was installed it started to warm up and the door sticks. We will have to have the installer come back out and readjust it.