Jordan offered to replace the screens and Tom happened to have a roll of brand new screen in his stash. So Jordan got right on it and replaced all four in one afternoon.
Wow, what a difference - no holes, no dirt, a clear view, and no more West Nile Mosquitos. I was so inspired that I went on a cleaning spree and cleaned all the windows and doors across the back porch.
So, the problem became "how to protect the screens from being pushed out and hole-poked" by big hands, little hands, and other body parts opening and closing the doors. I ran to Lowes thinking they would have a myriad of choices, or at least a couple, of screen guards.
Nope. They had one ugly style that I just couldn't bring myself to purchase. So, I searched the internet...nada. What happened to those decorative screen guards that used to be on all those screen doors that I remember from my childhood?
I did the next best thing...repurposed.
I went to Hobby Lobby and found decorative ironwork that's meant to be hung on the wall.
And I had Jordan screw them onto the door. Voila! Protects the screen, looks great. At least, I think so.