Its inner framing destroyed many times over by many balls thrown, no doubt!
for my eldest son and I to better make,
a new screen door as fast as we could,
one fashioned with aluminum screen and a frame of wood.
two smaller boards into one large enough that would rightly,
be able to withstand many years of daily kicking and slamming,
all without sagging, warping, bending or jamming.
the remaining boards together we sought to band,
using a clever pocket hole jig we had found,
one by one each board was now easily bound.
at 36 inches wide and its height 80 inches long.
After a good sanding twas ready now to prime and paint,
the bold color I chose to some might think lacks restraint.
the metal screening was then somewhat carefully applied.
After much toil and mutterings the deed was finally done,
despite a few minor tears having happened, oh what fun!
In crazed frustration I then did let out the cry,
"To the opening my dear son, this door we now must try!"
What's this my boy, no it simply cannot be,
after all our good work measuring oh what misery!
the stupid door, if you can believe it simply did not fit!
In utter dismay I realized the width needed a wee bit of reduction,
Looking heavenward I cried, "Oh Lord I SO HATE CONSTRUCTION!"
It was then that my dear mate he did come and see,
What in the world was the matter with me.
In his most calm and steady loving tone,
he said that for now we should leave it alone.
"Dear wife you two have worked so hard, oh please do not sorrow,
sleep on it tonight and solve the screen door woe tomorrow."
He was right of course, yes we two were indeed quite weary,
his gentle words soothed us and made our problem not so dreary.
bringing with it the solution I had sought to now act upon.
With hammer and chisel early Sunday morning I did slam,
removing wood not from the door, but rather the jamb!
Yes the solution was to remove wood for the hinges to fit,
Four small mortises my son and I chiseled out bit by bit.
At last all the wood was gone and now the door could be hung,
After the very last screw was set, from my hand the red door swung.
Just kidding dear reader, the red screen door finally fit yahoo!...AT LAST!
Joyously I exclaimed "Look boy It FITS in the opening so perfect and true,
never in a million years could I have done this, not without you!"