Alice: I simply must get through!
Doorknob: Sorry, you're much too big. Simply impassible.
Alice: You mean impossible?
Doorknob: No, impassible. Nothing's impossible.
- Lewis Carroll
Certainly as old as the home itself, the doorknob certainly looked worse for the wear, its front cover missing, exposing the inner workings of the hardware. A simple fix, we thought. But in fifty some years, apparently doorknobs have changed, and the difference from 1 7/8 inches to 2 1/8 inches is mighty when you don't have the right tools. With little thought and consultation, the solution came clear- and after an exchange for another model, a bit of chiseling and a wiggle here and there, the new knob slid in the splintery hole, shiny new and ready for service.
After the last weeks of seemingly impossibles, it was good to be able to fix something.