The new garage doors were installed this week. The old slab-wood doors originally installed by the builder were not in the best of shape - in fact one was starting to crack. Could not quite justify replacing them before. After all … doors - if they open and close … (shrug).

Looked up the quietest openers in Consumer Reports, went around to four different places (a fifth was closed) to look at door prices and models. Settled on insulated (quieter) double-walled steel doors (more durable) designed not to amputate fingers, and no windows (tacky). The new doors - they go up, they go down - very quiet though. Going to have to paint the walls now, as the doors make the garage look much nicer.

Total with installation was well under $3K. There was a moment when one of the installers stopped and looked at the car in the garage, puzzled. Perhaps he was wondering why I was installing doors worth more than the car. Amusing.

Another major item off the list of things the house needs, about which I am unreasonably pleased. As to the rest of the house…

Rita Rudner: “Most men don’t even live like people. They live like bears with furniture.”

… which is not far from the truth. Too much mess …