?

Log in

No account? Create an account
Breaking and Entering - Multiplayer vi [entries|archive|friends|userinfo]
Tomas Gallucci

counter customisable

[ flavors | Meta Profile ]
[ userinfo | livejournal userinfo ]
[ archive | journal archive ]

Links
[Links:| Value for Value Politics Tech Reads ]

Breaking and Entering [Jan. 13th, 2010|06:44 pm]
Tomas Gallucci
[Tags|, , , , ]
[music |Dario Marianelli - The Soloist]

I had a unique experience last night when I got home from work. I broke into my own apartment.


Door Knob in Pieces


For ever since I can remember, my doorknob has been very finicky, wanting to be turned a specific way to open. Lately, since the cold weather, the damn thing has been sticking real bad.

The past couple of days, it's been so bad that it was like a security device making sure i couldn't get out of my own apartment. When you turned it, it sounded like something was girding or in a bind. You'd have to turn it back and forth several times to get it to open, and even then that was only after a period of time.

Despite almost not being able to get out of my apartment yesterday morning, I didn't bother calling the apartment office.

When I got home, I couldn't get into my apartment. I turned the knob this way and that, but it wouldn't open. The feeling and sound of grinding was ever-present, but that door just didn't want to open. I had two neighbors stop and help me but they couldn't get it open either. So we decided to take a ball peen hammer and beat the knob until it came off.


Door Knob Bent
As you can see, the knob took a real pounding


Now I could have called the office, but if you will recall, they have no emergency number, so that would have mean spending at least an evening without a door knob. Now granted, there is only one way into and out of my apartment complex, it is right on the highway and up a small hill, so chances are slim that I would have had a break-in attempt, but I didn't want to take my chances. Plus, I'd have to explain to the clowns at the office that I broke the doorknob because it was already broken.


Door Knob Missing
Prepped door for my considerable carpentry skills


So I stuffed the doorknob with plastic bags, went to Home Depot, purchased a new knob for $9 tax and all and used every bit of my carpentry skills to put a new knob on. Really, it was worth the $9 not having to deal with the office, and now, the deadbolt has smother action on it and the door is a better fit for the doorframe.


Door Knob Fixed
The finished product
linkReply

Comments:
[User Picture]From: ehowton
2010-01-14 01:09 am (UTC)
Can he do it? Yes, he can!
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2010-01-14 05:00 am (UTC)
Apparently I can.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: celtmanx
2010-01-14 05:03 am (UTC)
title or description
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2010-01-14 05:06 am (UTC)
I see you've found an attachment to that image.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: celtmanx
2010-01-14 05:09 am (UTC)
Who doesn't like a cute puppy. It's also quite succinct
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
From: snapper521
2010-01-14 05:19 am (UTC)
lol I think maybe I need to steal your picture Celt. :-D
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: celtmanx
2010-01-14 05:22 am (UTC)
Please feel free, I stole it from someone else.

Edited at 2010-01-14 05:23 am (UTC)
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
From: snapper521
2010-01-14 05:17 am (UTC)
Woot woot! :-D I didn't expect you to do it yourself but I'm proud of you for doing so! :-D When you couldn't get your doorknob open last night I had a sinking feeling that you were gonna have a bunch of "fun". Guess I was right. :-)

Looks like you really annihilated that thing... LOL don't get in your way with a hammer! LOL Oh phoobles... Forgot to post about school, guess I'll have to post twice in one day :-P Or post tomorrow and backdate it for yesterday... OOO I love LJ... LOL
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: darkest_writer
2010-01-14 03:51 pm (UTC)
Haha, this reminds of a couple weeks ago when my sister somehow managed to lock herself in the bathroom, without locking the door. I had to unscrew the damn thing, and then use all my intelligence to unlock it with out a doorknob. It was really funny, my sister was really freaking out.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2010-01-14 04:10 pm (UTC)
In another world, that would make a great porno.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: ehowton
2010-01-14 11:38 pm (UTC)
This entry reminds me of professortom's livejournal:

(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2010-01-14 11:39 pm (UTC)
I hare you.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: ehowton
2010-01-14 11:47 pm (UTC)
I...tortoise you?
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2010-01-14 11:47 pm (UTC)
Goddamnit.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: celtmanx
2010-01-15 03:37 am (UTC)

title or description

Oh, darn it's not a rabbit after all.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)