Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Ask and Ye Shall Receive

Although it was great to have a bedroom wall, I still was looking forward to getting an actual door.

In talking to some neighbors we found that they had a garage full of old interior doors. They said we were welcome to come over and dig through them. We did and found a 30 inch door in great shape! We thanked them profusely as we had already priced doors and knew that this free door had saved us $67 dollars plus tax! Also, it saved us the headache of hauling a door in our car since we could simply carry the free door right on home!

The existing door opening was a bit too narrow so Mr. Bushman had to build it out a bit with a board before installing the frame.

Then he could hang it on the hinges:

The  door didn't have a knob hole, so one had to be cut.

I don't know if I've mentioned before that my dear husband has very little experience with renovating and fixing things. In our former lives he was a health care worker who only did mild home repairs like laying laminate flooring and installing light fixtures. His inexperience makes it sort-of magical every time he successfully executes a home repair task in our new life.

I was amazed at the final result.

And, of course, the best part of having a bedroom door:

Ahhh . . .the privacy!

If you think us getting the door for free is just plain lucky, I might have to agree with you. On the other hand, I have noticed that just letting other people know about my needs and wants often produces this sort of luck. Our neighbors in our old town helped us out with countless items including giving us a free deep freeze once!

So, I challenge you to let others know what you need. You'll be surprised with the results. And don't forget to share your abundance with others as well!

Who else has a great story of generosity occurring just when you needed it?

1 comment:

  1. Yeah for friends and neighbors with free stuff. Mema


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