I had some time this afternoon, so I thought I'd go down to Oak Lawn and install the new locks on my rent property. I guess it's a law in Texas that you have to change the locks every time you get a new tenant. I had already picked up a Schlage lockset at Home Depot a few days ago. It looked identical to the locks that are currently on the doors. Piece of cake to install, I thought. I get the entry lock installed in less than five minutes and I start to install the deadbolt. Oops! It won't fit. Damn. Right on the box it says "Universal fit...works with any door." The lock doesn't fit my door though. Apparently the width of the hole the deadbolt slides into has gotten a bit wider since the last time I changed these locks. Since I didn't have a drill with me and it was too late to go exchange the lock for another, I gave up for the day and just re-installed the old locks.
Janet's coming home from her cruise tomorrow and I need to do some major housecleaning. I like for people to think I'm neat and tidy all the time, but when nobody's looking I'm actually pretty messy. We're making progress I think. I've run a few loads of laundry. Got all the dishes cleaned. I've vacuumed the floors. I still need to clean the comforter on the bed where the dogs got it muddy. There's probably other stuff that I've forgotten about, but I do think I got just as much exercise today as those cyclists we saw in the park this morning.
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