She Needs Me
only one entrance to our townhome. Our
garage is attached, but unlike most of the units, there is no entry from the
garage. We have a sliding glass door off
the rear deck, but a baseball bat blocks the slider because like most sliding
glass doors, it does not take much to defeat the locking system…so, no entry
from the back.
door is the only entry point.
winters, the dead bolt has been a little difficult to open. On very cold days the metal of the bolt and
the metal of the bolt plate seem to shrink in differing amounts causing the
bolt to be a bit sticky.
I have been
meaning to make an adjustment to the plate to fix this, but it has not been a
problem, only a nuisance. This winter it
is a big problem. The system is so tight
that Mrs. C does not have enough strength to open the lock.
I can open
it only as I have enough weight to push on the door to relieve some bolt/plate
friction and enough wrist strength to force it open.
If Mrs. C is
out, she will send me a text before she is home so I will undo the bolt for her. When we go out together, I am the only one
who can engage the bolt when we leave or open it with a key when we get home.
I think a
slight plate adjustment would fix the problem.
I am not
going to fix it.
It is good
to be needed.
I have spouse
security until spring.