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The gate to the back yard fence had a latch on the wrong side for over two years. Even after the latch broke, and even though I had a dog who preferred the front yard to the back and kept constantly trying to jump the fence, I still didn’t do anything about it for months.
And then with no particular reason last night, I finally stopped making excuses. I bought a new latch and unscrewed the old. Seemed like things would be simple enough. And then I immediately dropped one of the rusty screws into the dirt.
The rest went a little more smoothly. First, I drilled pilot holes to keep the wood from splitting.
Then I screwed in the three rusty leftovers (the package came with screws, but they were too long to keep from sticking out of the other side of the door). When I needed to screw in the other side of the latch, I realized the bit I was using was too short. Insert “size matters” joke here.
I’m very proud of this shot. It’s not easy taking a picture of something that requires two hands to do.
It took fifteen minutes. Well, two years and fifteen minutes.
What have you been putting off for too long?