We used to have a nice screen door. We still have the door, but it’s not so nice anymore. The wind slammed it against the railing, more than once. I tried to straighten it, but it will never fit right again. Then the latch mechanism wore out. It would cost a lot to replace the latch and the door is no longer worth that kind of repair. So I installed plain handles inside and out and an old-fashioned screen door catch that goes snap! when we open the door and snap! when we close it.
One of our cats has always been wary of doors. Angus is afraid there might be something scary on the other side; he approaches with caution and peers to see what might be out there before stepping through the open door. The snap! the door now makes has unnerved him. He comes to the door and meows to come in. Before I even open the door, he has run halfway down the walk. I guess it’s the back door for Angus from now on. At least until he gets used to the snap! of the front door.
Pookie, our other cat, trusts that whatever we have done to that door is not any danger to him. He is not going to let a snap! stop him from going through an open door.
This has got me to wondering – when God shows me an open door, am I like Angus? Or am I like Pookie?
Have you noticed how things seem to work fine when you have time on your hands, then when you have a pile of work to do all kinds of stuff starts to happen?
Our push lawn mower won’t start this spring. The riding mower works fine but I like to use the push mower to get under trees and into spaces where I can’t go with the riding mower. It looks like I’ll have to take the carburetor apart. Some day soon.
Our front screen door can no longer be latched or locked from inside the house. I can still lock it with the key from outside. It’s an aluminum door, a little warped and doesn’t close right. I’m going to replace it. As soon as I get the lawn mower fixed.
WordPress suddenly wouldn’t allow me to write a new post or edit an old one. On this blog and on my French blog. Nothing I tried worked. There was nothing posted online about such a problem. An online chat with WordPress support showed me how to fix that it. It was really very simple. One problem resolved.
If you’ll excuse me now, my desk is piled high with work that needs to be done. And I just got a call that my new glasses are ready to be picked up.