October 23, 2021

One of Those Days

I am in a REALLY bad mood today. It feels like one of those "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" days. I've been trying to fix our side exterior door and it has turned into the biggest nightmare ever. I've taken the door off and removed the entire jamb at least four times now, trying to install a new jamb. I've run into problem after problem after problem and nothing is going my way. Then, because we can't go without a door, I have to remove the new jamb I'm trying to install and put the old one back together... only to try again the next day.

I'm ready to quit. I learned how to do SO much handy work when I was remodeling the house, and I thought the exterior door jamb would be a piece of cake. I couldn't have been more mistaken. I really don't want to have to buy a pre-hung door (they're crazy expensive) but I feel like I have no choice at this point. 

I'm not even going to bother writing anything else today because it will just be super whiny. I just feel really frustrated and defeated. Now I've got to spend the evening watching more YouTube videos to figure this out!


  1. I sell doors and windows for a lumberyard and we have a “door shop”. A service we offer is to bring your old door and we’ll hang it in a new frame. It takes about 4 hours, so you’re a few hours without a door. But you can tack up plastic. I’d fix you up if you were in Oklahoma! I have a couple door service techs I send out when people get in over their head. It happens.

  2. Oh my I have certainly have had these kinds of days. I know you will figure this door jam thing out. U

  3. Sending hugs your way! I hate days like those, definitely not fun :( I hope you get it figured out!


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