Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Kitchen Door.....

Hi All,

Sorry I haven't had much time to write in the last few days. After my post last week about finding all the wrappers under David's bed, we decided it was time to upgrade the kitchen door.

When David was around 4 we installed bi-fold closet doors on the entry to the kitchen and added a slide lock at the top to keep it secure. This has worked great for almost 10 years, but now that David is 5'2" tall and can reach the lock, the system was in need of upgrade.

Dave and I hit Lowes on Saturday night... this seems to be date night lately... Lowes/Home Depot and then dinner out... oh well. Anyway, we bought a "real" door and lockset and spent most of Sunday installing it. I have spent the last 2 days finishing the wood. I am beside myself excited at how it came out, and the kitchen is more secure than it ever has been. We spent the extra money and bought a keyless entry lock.. check out the pictures below.

The last 2 nights I have slept so soundly at night not worrying if someone is in the kitchen or not. It surprised me how much I was subconsciencely listening all the time for kitchen movement. The keypad even has an alarm system to alert you if incorrect codes are being tried, and after 4 attempts it doesn't allow you to try again for 15 minutes. There is a key override and the keys will be available in an emergency.

This should help in our efforts to keep them out of the kitchen! I guess I get overly excited about the strangest things.. but anyone who knows what we go through will surely understand!


Angie (Angelica Grace Designs) said...

What a great idea Vicki. I never even knew that they made such things. Awesome-just awesome. You guys did a great job on it too. Perfect teamwork! I pray that it brings you plenty more peace in the days ahead.
Blessings, Angie Seaman