Saturday, April 27, 2013

The Daily Kelly - Day 50

So last night was totally not cool. My neighbors were doing things in the area between our apartment doors that were totally not cool and, due to the craptastic weather stripping around my door, I got to experience it all with them.  
I had to work for most of the day today, but when I got off at 9:30, and realized Home Depot was open until 10, I rushed over there and bought a weather stripping kit and a fancy door sweep (the bottom piece). Then, because my neighbors are already super annoying and my non-obnoxious neighbors appear to be out of town, I went ahead and installed it at 11 at night.
Before
When I went to remove the old weather stripping, I ended up raining pollen down over myself and discovered that the quality craftsmanship in my apartment also includes the use of nails, caulk, and masking tape to install weather stripping… you know, the kind that fits into a precut groove? Yeah. I ended up having to use Goo Gone, a knife, and a hammer to get that stuff down.
What a workout! And getting a face full of pollen and several years worth of ick left me extremely red in the face. 

After cleaning everything up, the new one went up without any problems. The door sweep took a little more effort since the holes weren't in the same spots so I had to find my drill bits (they had wandered off) and then drill pilot holes to get it all installed. But now I don't see light around all sides of my door when it's closed. Yay!
After
It's okay if you can't spot the differences. It's one of those things that is much more noticeable in person. 

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