Never paint the front door of the house the day before you host an event for a hundred guests.
*note to self: However tempted you may feel to spruce up your digs before company comes, resist, resist. A weathered door that opens beats one that is painted shut every time.
*maintenance tip: Stand outside in front of the stuck door and wedge three putty knives in between the door jam and the weather stripping. Gather a couple of your closest friends, press your shoulders against the new paint, steady your feet firmly on the ground, turn the door knob and push.
If all else fails, herd the guests around the back. After all, the back is the new front, isn’t it?
E.L. Chappel author of Risk
Admirer of MacGyver
aka The Glamorous Wife