See my ugly screen? It’s the type that has magnet closures in the center. I have a dog that likes to go outside when the mood strikes her and has been know to dive through the window screens when she hears a critter outside at night. Last summer she pushed the screen out of the french door so I resorted to purchasing a “Magna Screen”, it came with a rebate so I only ended up paying $3 for it and by golly that darn thing works like a charm. Who would have guessed?
I had seen infomercials on the product and figured it would never work, but boy was I wrong. We’ve had it in place all winter long and it’s still right where is should be and in working order. I say $3 well spent, even if it is an eye sore. I don’t plan on making it a permanent thing but while we have pets it will remain in place. I decided to write about it because we actually had a 50 degree day and I had my door open and was thinking to myself how well that darn screen works.
It was so nice out hubby decided to clean up the yard and burn all the debris that was uncovered after all those layers of snow melted off. I caught him just in time, he was planning on burning the cushion to my porch love seat. I guess because it had blown off and tumbled across the yard he figured it was junk. I sure hated the thought of having to buy all new cushions this year. Knowing my luck I would have to start completely over, I would never be able to match what is already there and that was sounding expensive.
I hate to even says this and jinx myself, but I think Michigan may be heading in the direction of Spring. We have had 2 days in a row above 30 and most of the snow has melted. There are several days of rain in the upcoming forecast so I’m not to excited by that, but I guess I will use the opportunity to get more spring cleaning done inside.
I would really like to work out in the flower gardens but so far nothing is trying to poke through the ground, we still have brown every where and lots of mud which is a whole other story when you have a dog. It seems I am constantly wiping muddy paws. It does get the majority off, but I still have to mop every day if I want a nice clean floor. Ah, the joys of spring in the country.
So what do you think, do I win the ugly screen award?