Starting mighty early, aren’t we, Monday?

December 9, 2013


*Note: All photos are from putting the door back together, but are pretending to be the original event.*

Soooo…. it’s been rather snowy and cold, and though we have a service that plows our parking lot, it still needs ice melt spread on it so no one wipes out and sues me. I ran into work, ran downstairs to where the ice melt is, and ran into a locked door.

Ok, not really, but the door was locked. This door, that is hardly ever shut, was shut and locked. Here’s the kicker – there is no key.

This is an original door from when there was an apartment downstairs, so I was a bit grumpy. No key! No key! Luckily, there is a vent on the bottom of the door, so I took that off, reached inside and unlocked it. (Bonus points to me for having to remove a dozen screws – it gave me time to think of that plan rather than the original plan: crawling through the door.)


It’s the kind of door that locks by pushing in the handle and twisting. I spent a little time during the day wondering if you can remove a lock and still have a functioning doorknob, but when it came time to put the door back together, I settled on black tape that will prevent it from being pushed in.


I would like the record to show that a zip tie would have worked in this situation, as well.

Over and out. Tuesday, give me some love, ok?

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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4 Responses to “Starting mighty early, aren’t we, Monday?”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I see that the hinges are also accessible. Good thing you don’t keep all of of the CDC’s gold in that room -- it’s too easy to break in to.


  2. Michelle Said on:

    You two are a little scary, in a good way!


  3. Peggy Said on:

    Wow! Your resourcefulness never ceases to amaze! I also bet you’d make a great magician….have you ever tried your hand at that?


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