Today I started tearing apart the wall around the front door and window. The single pane window had to go. It was letting water leak in, spent most of the day cutting out rot under the window, plus the old window was letting dust blow in, allowing too much heat to escape in the winter and heat to get in when the air conditioner is on. The wall was uninsulated. All the electrical was that 50+ year old obsolete 2 wire, 14ga no ground stuff. So then there was the front door really nothing wrong aside from it only being able to keep honest people out. The standard design that keeps honest people out has the door frame in a wooden stud box, then you cover around the edge of the door frame with sheet rock and trim. Then when some one applies boot to door the door striker blows through the door frame and trim like it isn't even there. So I decided to double up the studs around the door and instead of flimsy pointless trim going round the door I am going to screw 3/4 yeller poplar around the door, taking the place of the flimsy sheet rock and trim sandwich, making the door frame a lot stronger. I had put 2.5 inch deck screws in the door knobs strike plate that were anchored into the wall stud a few years ago. Now the door will have those long screws anchoring the strike plate and a poplar "trim" reinforcement all around. If some one is trying to bust the door down I need time to load my flintlock, or if the agressor is the least bit intelligent they may figure the door is locked and reinforced for their own protection and go find less of a door to mess with. I am going to try and put up pictures of it with my phone here in a bit. Normally I use digital camera and laptop, but not today.