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Did you know it is possible for a door to get so hot that it swells shut? I sure didn't!

I can't open my front door. I learned this yesterday after yanking on the knob so hard that now my entire left side hurts if I inhale too deeply. The day has been punctuated by random screams as I perform tasks such as opening envelopes, throwing a bit of paper into a wastebasket, or putting on a cardigan.

At least nobody can break in.

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nitasee From: nitasee Date: August 3rd, 2011 09:18 pm (UTC) (linkage)
I have a similar problem with my door, though I can at least open it. I does take some pushing and pulling to open and shut the thing.

I hate this damn heat. When I left work yesterday, my car thermometer read 127.
amilyn From: amilyn Date: August 4th, 2011 07:45 am (UTC) (linkage)
That's EVIL. 127? Not acceptable. Seriously.

I think that the Arctic Circle is looking *LOVELY* this time of year...
nitasee From: nitasee Date: August 4th, 2011 02:05 pm (UTC) (linkage)
Yeah, I'm thinking of nice ice flow about now
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: August 4th, 2011 05:21 pm (UTC) (linkage)
This is why you should get rid of your car thermometer. It's not helping.
nitasee From: nitasee Date: August 4th, 2011 09:42 pm (UTC) (linkage)
I would, but it's part of the whole electronic overlord dohickey thingamabob system.
txvoodoo From: txvoodoo Date: August 3rd, 2011 11:41 pm (UTC) (linkage)
But…how can YOU break OUT??
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: August 4th, 2011 05:20 pm (UTC) (linkage)
That's the other problem...

(My house has a convenient second door. In the back. We call it the back door.)
txvoodoo From: txvoodoo Date: August 4th, 2011 06:43 pm (UTC) (linkage)
HEE!
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: August 4th, 2011 07:42 pm (UTC) (linkage)
SERIOUSLY CAN SOMEONE HELP ME CRACK A WINDOW OR SOMETHING?
violetisblue From: violetisblue Date: August 4th, 2011 01:28 am (UTC) (linkage)
That happens to our front door all the time in the heat. Right now I have to use both arms and all my body weight to yank the fucker open and slam it shut again.

Edited at 2011-08-04 01:28 am (UTC)
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: August 4th, 2011 05:25 pm (UTC) (linkage)
I'm twice your size (in metric that would be 20-25 Decavalis), so you can imagine how stuck this damn thing is. I'm afraid I'll pull the knob out.
kirbyfest From: kirbyfest Date: August 4th, 2011 01:46 am (UTC) (linkage)
Mine does this. Annoying as hell.
thistlethorn From: thistlethorn Date: August 4th, 2011 03:06 am (UTC) (linkage)
I wish I had something wise or funny to say. As it is, all I can think of is OUCH. *pets you*
amilyn From: amilyn Date: August 4th, 2011 07:44 am (UTC) (linkage)
Dood.

I actually DID know that...but...OW!
ramalama From: ramalama Date: August 4th, 2011 04:09 pm (UTC) (linkage)
I did know that. Sounds like you might have sprained your solar plexus. (IANAD) A little salve will buff that right out. (NSIANAD)
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: August 4th, 2011 05:27 pm (UTC) (linkage)
:D That's not where the solar plexus is. DRYANAD.
irisbleufic From: irisbleufic Date: August 4th, 2011 07:49 pm (UTC) (linkage)
Yeah, the bathroom door in one of the houses I grew up in used to do that. Annoying.
tikistitch From: tikistitch Date: August 5th, 2011 01:42 am (UTC) (linkage)
Holeee spit.

I think the place you live, is a lot like hell. Only maybe you still have hot coffee.
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