I have been ranting plenty lately but haven't had a chance to get it on the blog. The tenement project is keeping me busy, frustrated, and broke. One gross thing after another is discovered and remedied. I'll have before and after pictures of all of it after I'm done.
Just now I went to Home Depot to get hinges, weatherstripping, deadbolts, deadbolt strikes and a door lever. The crappy hardware on my front door went from unacceptable to unbearable when they painted the outside of my building and just painted right over all that stuff. Left a little ring around the door the old color. And the hinges are bent so the door just bangs into the jamb unless I lift hard on the doorknob. Which is just a classy antique brass finish sheet metal interior passage set. Just no.
After Home Depot I went to the grocery store to get some Neosporin and band-aids (which I couldn't get because they had no latex-free bandages at all.) The high school geek who checked me out called me Madam 5 times. I don't know what Renaissance Fair she went to yesterday that gave her the impression it was acceptable to call middle aged women Madam, but she needs to adjust her frame of reference. I took my receipt from her and said, "Thank you, wench."