Screen Saver, Garden Style

If you’re looking for a screen saver for your tablet or PC, I’m afraid you’ve come to the wrong post. If you’re a bit of a klutz like me, however, this post is for you.

I’ve walked into our screen door on more than one occasion, with the full force of my being.  I’m always completely stunned each time, as if it’s never happened before.  Last summer my son’s friend hit the screen with such force that it tore out of its frame.  I felt ever so slightly vindicated. His friend wasn’t hurt of course, and they both laughed it off, but our screen has taken a real beating.  We’ve had to replace it at least twice in the past several years, and didn’t even bother to repair the current one when the lower corner came loose.  The cats immediately claimed it as their own.

After the most recent screen crash, my husband applied a strip of black electrical tape at eye level and called it a day. Though lacking in aesthetics, it was a brilliant idea. It worked.

I’ve tried attaching clever little pins in the past or stickers from my stash, but they never stay put.  Then I found these:

magnetic screen savers

Magnetic Screen Savers

They’re mirrored magnets.  You place one on the inside of the screen and attach the mirrored magnet to the outside.  I think they’re fun in a kitschy sort of way and they get the job done.

Problem solved: screen saver, garden style.**

**Disclaimer: they don’t work when you have a cat snoozing across the door’s threshold. =^..^=

cat in the doorway

Have you every walked through a screen door? You can tell me. I promise not to share it with anyone other than the internet.