We’ve talked about this before. One of the challenges of living in an old house is getting the hot/cold air to stay where it will do the most good. When we first moved into this house it was frustrating that in the summer it would be a million degrees upstairs where we slept and cold enough to keep meat in the basement. Some friends of ours, the Glanzers, were visiting and John and I came up with some mighty fine solutions the more beer we consumed. I settled on “cuttin’ a hole in that dang ol’ door to keep the cold where I need it, but still lettin’ the cats down to the litter box.”
And that is when I learned the very valuable lesson that you shouldn’t drink and then use power tools. I tried the first cut with a circular saw, which just left a nice, nibbled track across the door. Then I switched to a drill for the corners and the jig saw to cut the crooked lines.
Sure I had some regrets the next day (we can never sell this house with that door) but hey -it does work in the summer. At least it did before the cats got so fat.
UPDATE: Pfennig is alive and well. This is NOT a stuffed doorstop.