eagle in a wheelbarrow

This is a photograph of the Garage Eagle in a wheelbarrow.


The Garage Eagle was in the old double garage when we bought the house, mounted on the inside wall above the entry door*.  He spent most of the late summer and fall in the storage unit with the rest of the stuff that normally lives in the garage, and in due time will return to his usual place in the new double garage.  For now, he is in the wheelbarrow along with a sandbag.


(This photograph will no doubt make a reappearance for all patriotic holidays. But since there are no patriotic holidays in December, consider it my favorite of some garage update shots I took yesterday.)

*”Entry door” is apparently the correct term for the ordinary door-sized door that people use to get into a garage, as opposed to the “overhead door”, which is the large door that rolls up to let the cars in.  For my entire life I thought this door was referred to as the “passenger door”, but the contractors building the new double garage corrected me right quick.  They can build an entire garage from a pile of boards, nails, and stuff in boxes sitting in the driveway, so I assume they know what they are talking about when it comes to identifying garage components.

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6 Responses to eagle in a wheelbarrow

  1. Rick Santman says:

    Entry door is correct. Service door is also…ahh…serviceable

  2. Pam Bliss says:

    See, I am surrounded by people who know the correct names of garage doors.

  3. Wolfie says:

    Overhead door, entry or service door. On other garages, you may find a nice, well-decorated portal. This is the “show door,” as in the phrase “show them the door.” Obviously, you want to show your guests the best door.
    If you see another door with a pale figure in a black robe next to it, that would be “death’s door.” A smaller door with a canine guard is the “wolf-at-the-door.” The door that most people like is usually the one with the well-beaten path to it (usually the one nearest the mousetraps.) It’s customary to let guests take a mousetrap, but if they try to steal the light bulb over it, you are perfectly justified in kicking them out and telling them never to darken your door again.
    Finally, there’s the door that the attractive young neighborhood gal or guy hangs out at; this is the “girl-(or guy-) next-(to)-door,” the “to” having been eliminated in colloquial speech.
    When you lock up for the night, though, you have to be careful, even if you’re sure everything is secure. After all, as we all know, when one door closes, another one opens.

  4. Rick Santman says:

    HAW HAW HAW! Wolf, I’m not even going to TRY to top that! (Exits stage right, still chuckling)

  5. Rick Santman says:

    (Hmm. I wonder if Wolf typed that up on a machine running Windows)

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