We have a door. It was the one thing that we've been dreading -- that the frame would warp, that the door would no longer slide, that it would never be square again, but it is. In fact, it was the easiest part of this reno that we've experienced so far. The frame went in square. We caulked it and screwed it in. We positioned the doors into the frame and made sure that they were in their tracks, and ta da! It worked! In fact, I felt it opened and closed better than it had before we removed it.
A great weight lifted. It felt like I had suddenly lost 500 pounds. I know this isn't true, as I still can't fit into my skinny jeans, but it felt that way all the same.
Now, we just need to put the deck back together and start working on the inside. Next year, maybe in the spring, we'll repaint the entire house -- not that color <---------------------------------. That color is celery. We were shooting for sage. Next year we'll repaint in a color that's less yellow and more gray. It will go really well with the cedar and black oak trees. In reality, this color looks like it would work really well on the coast.
We have a door! My Charles and I have been poking our heads into my office a few times a day just to gaze at the beautifully-fitting door in satisfaction. Soon, I'll get to remake my office to create it into MY space once again. You'll see my funky style. I won't apologize. My style makes me happy. I'm planning a built-in for the weird part of the wall that juts out a tad. It will cost less than buying a bookcase and will be better quality because I'll make it. I'm looking forward to the flooring. I've already planned the paint thanks to Home Depot's online tool. The art is waiting to be rehung, and my Bruce Campbell velvet painting created by my super-friend Chris is on its way. Things are looking up.