I love my old house -- BUT
Parts of my house date back to the 1860's. It's crooked, and the floors slant. The doorways are not standard width, they're however wide the builders chose to make them. Nothing is standard, everything is unique to the house. I get frustrated sometimes.
Today is one of those days. I had a new washer and dryer delivered. Or, I was supposed to. They got here and the doorway into the little room that they're supposed to go into is too small. There is one of those accordion pleated doors there. It takes up too much of the doorway for the machines to go through. The old washer and dryer fit through, but these are just that much wider and deeper. The whole thing has to come off, frame and all.
The guys that delivered were nice enough to try to get it off, but with all of the screws off, it just won't budge. So, they had to go away and will try again when I get that door off. I'm not handy. I have ten thumbs and no mechanical sense. I certainly am not going to be able to do it, even if I had the correct tools.
So, I called a handyman that a friend uses and he's coming over shortly to take a look at it. Hopefully he'll be able to get the job done. Then, I'll have to schedule the delivery again and, when that is done, reschedule the handyman to come back and reinstall the door.
It's not that it's such a big deal. It's just that everything takes twice as long and is twice as hard and something unexpected pops up every single time. Whine, whine, whine.
Plus, one more additional small whine. The little room where the washer and dryer are is where I feed Leon, the cat with a bottomless pit for an appetite. He has to eat separately or else he finishes up his food and then pushes the other cats away from their dishes and eats theirs too. So, what am I going to do about Leon while the door is off? Maybe I can get him upstairs and into one of the bedrooms.
A first world problem, I know, but, hey, it's my problem and I'll whine if I want to. :lol:
Edited to add:
And, the handyman just left. He was able to get one side off, but he said that, when the door was installed, they glued the one side to the frame of the doorway and, to get it off, you would have to take the frame with it. In an old house, with plaster walls, that has the possibility of being a real disaster. The washer is 28 inches wide. The doorway as it stands now is 27 3/4 inches wide. So, I have a call into the dealer to see if there is a manufacturer who might make a stackable washer and dryer set that is just a little narrower.