I taught my kids something today



We took on an impromptu project this afternoon. The screen door to the balcony off my bedroom was probably original to the house. The balcony is actually called a sleeper porch but we’ve never used it for that. It’s just a nice place to sit in the spring and fall.

Anyway, the screen was brittle and had large holes in it. A few months back, I had ordered replacement screen but I never got around to it.

With the temps dropping down into the 40’s at night, I like having the door open.

I decided that I would show Elliott and Emmett how to replace a screen. Gavin was otherwise occupied and wasn’t interested in helping until after I had finished. 😂

It took a little while because everything was fragile and needed to be handled with care but I got it done.

Elliott and Emmett paid attention for the most part and if nothing else, it was nice spending time with them for a little while. ☺

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    • Ron on September 16, 2020 at 11:11 am

    I have an 8-year-old autistic grandson, I guess I could teach him how to replace a screen, if only I knew how.

    • Lindsay on September 15, 2020 at 7:38 pm

    While the weather is nice you should pull the doors down and sand and paint them and paint the porch too. I bet the kids would love it!

    1. I was thinking about that today. Not sure I’m going to take painting on right now but you’re right, they’d probably enjoy it. ☺

    • BJW on September 15, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    This is the best time of year to have windows open.

    1. I totally agree. I love my room being cold at night.

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