#ThursdayDoors — I’ll Get It Myself

We were leaving downtown, heading home, and The Mister was driving. The Mister hates driving downtown, and he does not share my enthusiasm for door collection. I said, “Ooh, doors!” how I do.


The Mister, he looked, he nodded, and then he proceeded. I asked if he would turn around and lemme out to get the doors, but he just looked at me as if I were a madwoman.

EITHER I SHOULD DRIVE DOWNTOWN OR HE SHOULD LEMME OUT FOR DOORS. I don’t mean to involve you in my intense marital problems, but Oh Em Gee.

I went back and got them myself. For the love of doors!


I dunno what this building used to be, but lemme tell ya, they mean business about trespassing. Must be a NO TRESPASSING sign every four feet. Those doors are BIG, and y’all know I wanted to trespass for scale.

While I was out, I got you this other thing, too.


It’s one of them there fancy bicentennial bison. This is definitely a city bison.

Annnd, Sassy and I finished the door puzzle last night!


My fave is a very Manja looking door. Or at least the kind she would know I’d fave.

#ThursdayDoors is part of an inspired post series run by Norm Frampton. To see other doors of interest, or to share your own, click the link and find the frog.

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59 Responses to #ThursdayDoors — I’ll Get It Myself

  1. Okay, the real doors are good, but the puzzle doors are magnificent. Love, love, love the header shot. You get extra points this week for sure. πŸ™‚ And, I’m thinking before long, we door folks are going to need our own support group. πŸ™‚

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  2. The puzzle looks hard – but fun. I remember doing puzzles with the kids, and if I ever have grandkids, look forward to more. The retirement community we didn’t pick as our first choice had puzzles on a table in each building. Peaceful thing to sit and work a bit on, in a community, since it is obvious when the pieces fit (99% of the time), and it can be worked on solo or in a group, and at the same time or in random sequence.

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    • joey says:

      Oh my goodness, do not wait for grandkids to work puzzles! I find it extremely relaxing. True, I’ve got three kids who love to work puzzles, but two of them don’t live here anymore, and I most love to work puzzles with my mother who is NEVER with me, but soon enough, I will work them on my own. My MIL works them on her own, too. She has a few she’s framed over the years. I tend to pass mine on to other friends, kinda like books πŸ™‚
      I think the idea of a community puzzle is delightful. I would totally do that as well.
      You’re right about the 90% too. We always find a few that fit in the wrong place. This one was 3 out of 1000, but you’re right — always! πŸ™‚


      • I waste a lot of time, because staring-at-the-wall time, a downside of ME/CFS, isn’t productive time. I can’t spend it sleeping or resting, because I’ve done so much of that it is hard to put up with more.

        So I just get myself through the minutes, unhappy that is my lot, but usually unable to do more. Puzzles actually require brainpower.

        But I’m looking forward to poking a few pieces into something someone else already started: getting started is the hard part.

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        • joey says:

          No kiddin. It’s a good 30 minutes just to turn them picture side up and sort out the edges!
          Well, I sure hope you’ll enjoy the puzzles in your new community πŸ™‚


  3. Benson says:

    Now those are beautiful doors and that puzzle is magnificent.

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  4. ghostmmnc says:

    Oooh love how the door puzzle turned out!
    Nice old doors (the real ones). Glad you did get to take a photo after all.
    When we were in KC I saw so many neat doors, and I really wanted to get photos, but no one would stop driving where we were going, so I couldn’t.
    Cool bison, too! πŸ™‚

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  5. Dan Antion says:

    That has to be the best puzzle ever – I love it. I love the real doors too, I’d be tempted to trespass a little. It is tough getting city doors. Good job.

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  6. darsword says:

    I adoor all these doors!!!

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  7. What a great door puzzle! Cool doors and bison as well.

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  8. loisajay says:

    I love puzzles like this! Good job, Joey and Sassy. The Mister has no interest in doors….oh, dear. But those are some mean looking doors…..

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  9. JoAnna says:

    That building with the barbed wire has me imagining all kinds of things – the X Files comes to mind. But then the bison is wildly fun and the puzzle delightful. Talk about a post full of diversity and color! Bravo!

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  10. prior.. says:

    this was super fun – and last weekend – my hubs turned around for me to get a picture of a door with some kegs out in front of it – but we had extra time – and I have had to go back my self a few times – ha! depends – eh?
    and that bison is a fun capture – I just got back from Buffalo NY and it so was even more appreciated – but I also just love the way they painted it – hmmm

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    • joey says:

      Oh that’s nice! I know what you mean about the photo ops. Still, very sweet your husband stopped to begin with πŸ™‚

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      • prior.. says:

        yes – and I just shared this little story with someone else ((someone who might be joining us Thursday door sharers – because he takes pics of doors all the time))
        but last week I was in Ontario, Canada with my sis (she lives there) and when I took some early morning door photos she noted, “Oh you are still doing that…”
        It was not rude – just matter of fact –
        and I was like,
        “Yup, sure am…”

        and hey – I am what I am

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  11. prior.. says:

    oh and this door was worth going back for – the stately six panels – the peeling – the whole look – makes you wonder of the past

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  12. Bill says:

    She blogs about her family, spouse, days of the week, doors, and puzzles. I read it all and wonder, ‘how can she walk away from such a building without wanting to know more?’ I recall a door in the old jail in Albany, TX. When I toured it, there was a door on the second floor with a large wood beam protruding out several feet. It went nowhere. I was told they used to for hangin’ back in the day. I had the same feeling as when I viewed ‘old sparky’ which was the old Texas electric chair. I don’t think it was behind the same door as back then. I Kibitz puzzles; walk by, see where a piece goes, put it in place, say ‘yer welcome’ and keep walking.

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    • joey says:

      Oh I HATE your puzzle method. My dad’s like that, and my youngest tries. I keep quiet out of respect for my dad, but for Moo, I’ve made it clear.
      Those doors gave me an abattoir feelin. No lie. But I really don’t know what it was.

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  13. marianallen says:

    You two crazy kids need to work out this doors/nodoors conflict before it ruins your relationship. Call the Doorista Crisis Hotline. Not sure what the number is. Google it. LOVE the puzzle!

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  14. Ally Bean says:

    The door puzzle is in such pretty colors. I like your actual ‘door’ door photos. The first one looking up at the brickwork above is amazing.

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  15. scr4pl80 says:

    Once again I count myself a fortunate one as My Guy will oftentimes go out of his way to let me take “that” picture and sometimes will even take one for me if he sees something to die for and I’m not around. I don’t do puzzles much of that kind but my MIL does all the time. Makes for easy gift giving at Christmas. Yours came out great. The big old doors are pretty interesting. I just finished reading Schindler’s List so that’s immediately what I thought of.

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  16. Those are some cool doors. Makes my head swim with ideas about what forbidden things they conceal. Probably a bunch of psychedelic buffaloes. Puzzles are fun and we haven’t put one out in years.

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  17. Norm 2.0 says:

    Well this one was worth going back for, no question. It’s just too bad that SOME people don’t understand this πŸ˜‰
    That puzzle is just awesome too.
    As for your domestic door disturbance, I think I’ve caused enough trouble just by virtue of being your door “pusher” so I’ll just stay out of it πŸ˜€

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  18. Love your Manja door favorite! It is a Manja door! I love that puzzle. I’ve got #1 Grandson doing puzzles. We’ve not tackled anything this difficult together yet. I’m thinking as soon as he can get that monster 25 pc. 3x3ft puzzle done on his own he’ll be ready! It’s a weird shape…sort of oval but wiggly. No straight edges or corners. Very weird- even I sometimes have to work hard at fitting a piece here and there.

    It was worth going back by yourself for those massive, weathered doors. I’d want in too. Oh the missed photo ops! πŸ˜₯

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  19. Ahhhh! The Manja looking door is Manja-approved! πŸ˜€ Thank youuuu! ❀ What a crazy puzzle this is. And I love the city bison too, and the fact that you went out for the doors as one does despite all and any the looks. πŸ˜‰

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  20. markbialczak says:

    OMG, Joey, if they’re going to be so tight about trespassing, they ought to give those big-scale doors some TLC.
    I’m glad that bison held up better to time and temperatures.
    I’m with Mister. Unless I know exactly where I’m stopping in a downtown, no thank you.

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  21. Only you could of course pick a puzzle with doors!
    American downtowns can be sketchy and many people avoid them, but I’m with you: you never know what you’ll find there. Maybe a few great photos opportunities.

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  22. That door puzzle is amazing, I love it. And those huge old doors in that redbrick building look so out of place, you were right to go back and snap them.

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  23. Amy says:

    That really was a good door to stop for. Too bad the Mister didn’t share your enthusiasm. I like that Bison. That puzzle is just great! πŸ™‚


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