End of an Era

Damaged "Green Doors" on North Drive

Last summer when we had a big wind storm come through Culver, the doors on what we call the North Drive were a casualty.  (See picture at the right.)  We have patched and repaired them for years, but this time the mortise & tenon connections were broken in multiple places.  Their structural integrity was shot.

I tend to be sentimental and nostalgic about things at times and this was one of them.  I had some difficulty making the decision to get rid of them, but cost and safety factored into the decision to remove the old doors and replace them with an overhead door.

New Overhead Door on the North Drive

This area of the building is unheated storage.  It is mainly used to house our forklift and provide storage for deliveries before items received are transferred to the site for installation.  The new door will serve the purpose adequately, but without the sense of history associated with the old doors. 

Great Grandpa Easterday was always the pragmatist, so I don’t think he would be too concerned about the decision.

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