Earlier this month we had a new door installed between the garage and the house. Unlike some other projects we've had done, this one seemed to involve quite a bit of nickle and dimeing.
Of course, we paid for the cost of the door, the storm door, and a new doorknob and lock set. There was an installation fee (which I expected) but there was also an additional charge to have someone come out and measure the opening before they actually let us purchase the doors. Then the installation company added a small amount for materials. And then they asked us if we'd like to pay to have our old doors taken away!
I politely declined the last opportunity, because I had a better plan.
On New Door Day, when the installer was finished he set both doors against the garage wall, with all the old door jamb pieces and trim work stacked behind them. It took me a few days to get around to my part of the project, but on Thursday I posted my items on a local recycling group. Less than an hour later I got a response from "Bob", who told me he could pick them up the next day. I agreed.
Yesterday afternoon Bob was there right when he said he would be. It took him ten minutes to put on a pair of work gloves, load everything into the bed of his pickup truck, and thank me as he left.
Five years ago today: What does a cat sleep on?