Today was one of those days. You know the kind... you have plans to get a lot done and then things happen. My day wasn't a total loss—I did get some writing done—but other stuff (mostly of my own making) kept popping up..
We needed a new screen door on the front of the house. We bought one a week or so ago and it needed to be painted. It's going to get cold tomorrow so I thought I'd get the thing painted. No big deal! The painting went pretty quickly, about an hour. I also made cookies because we have folks coming for dinner, another hour.
Then I thought to myself "Self, surely you can hang that screen door!" And as it turns out, I could. And then it got interesting.
We had gotten a 2-part screen door. The door itself has two openings. The bottom one is designed to accept a decorative/supporting wood insert. The insert was painted and ready but when I set it in, it didn't fit! It should have fit, every bit of paperwork said it would. But it did not.
Back to Lowe's where I got a different one. Luckily, I checked it this time before I painted it because it doesn't fit either. Sigh.
So, it was my own fault that I lost a good part of the day but the screen door is in place (without the insert, but there you go) and the cookies are ready.
Tomorrow should be a more productive day. By that I mean a day in which I focus on work and ignore the other stuff. (I have to ignore the instant gratification monkey.)