Once I learn something like that, the lesson sticks with me.
Seeing something like this is not a good thing.
I decided to clean out the dryer vent yesterday. When I took the vent off, it cracked and fell into many pieces. Florida climate is pretty harsh on building materials generally. Plastic does not stand a chance. Fortunately there is a Lowe's nearby so I went to get a new vent cover.
I thought that I was getting the exact same cover, but of course nothing is ever simple in the home maintenance department. The screw holes didn't match up.
Go find the drill.
I was almost felt the need to go ask my neighbor for assistance. A brief moment before my natural stubbornness kicked in.
I had just put in a load of towels to dry when the neighbors called and invited me for an impromptu pizza and drinks evening. I went over. Not too much later I looked back to check on my place and noticed the car port was glowing red. Yikes!!
It turned out to be reflection of truck brake lights and all was well.
Today I have been washing windows, which led me to notice a screen in need of repair and then some shrubs in need of attention. Home maintenance never ends.