in the morning I phoned the locksmith and told him that I couldn't manage it and wasn't there somebody he could send up? "the doorknob's frozen so I'll have to fix the doorknob first." he sat down on the steps and twisted at the door knob and I walked to a table in the other room and sat where I could see him.
there was a newspaper there I had already read and I began to read it again.
the only view was the back of a Chevron gas station. I asked him if he might tell me a little bit about reinstalling locks. it doesn't matter which part you stick in here, either end will do." I asked him if either end would do then why did one end have a nodule on it while the other end was flat?
I looked at it for quite a while then I walked over to my car and looked at it for a while and then I lit a cigarette and walked back. "that's a good question," he said, "now this part, these two prongs slip in here, you hold it together against the front of the lock and tighten the 3 screws.
there was some trouble pushing the screws in against the wood and getting them started but then it was done but it wasn't right: the latch was locked against the handle and it wouldn't lift up.