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    New basement stairs

    Check out what my husband built. Prior to this, there was a thin iron railing on one side, and nothing but a sheer drop off on the other side of the stairs--terrifying. Isn't this great--I'm very proud of him

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    Wow! That's great! I know how comforting is to improve the safety of a staircase!
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    I know, right?

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    Railings are so important and so is security. Cute dog, BTW.
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    Thank you--she is actually afraid of the basement and won't go down there at all. Maybe she will now.

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    Nice job.

    We lived with an open stair well for 20+ years. No hand railing. I still to this day go downstairs like a first grader, two feet on each step. I was terrified that one of the bulldogs would fall through the well.

    For our basement we have no hand railing because DH refuses to put one in. He says it will interfere with moving things up and own the stairs. But since he has another method of egress, I think he is all wet. This is another battle I have lost.

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    Your hubby did nice work.

    Did you close up a doggy door? She looks like she wants to go out!

    When we had a big doggie the doggie door also allowed an opossum into the house. Not fun to wake up to the sound of movement, when all bodies are assumed accounted for!

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    Nice job Tybee! We don’t have a doggie door. The neighbors cats would be in our house). They prefer our yard, shed and garage if it’s open.

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    Yes, we boarded over a doggie door for the winter. It's about 12 degrees here now. She loves it outside but I worry it's too cold so I make her come in.

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    Our husky/shepherd would sun himself in a snow bank for hours and not come in but we are warmer and they are built for it.

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