Sunday, June 23, 2013

A Bird in the Hand, Not One in the House

Happy Sunday, everyone! I hope you are having
great fun this wonderful summer day. In fact, some
may be taking great fun and new adventures to excess extremes. Are you one of those types? Well, I know someone who is pushing the envelope, um, just a little...Really?
I am Ferdinand The Magnificent

 Why, oh why, Ferdy, do I think you initiated this calamity?
You see that guy way up there? Yeah, he's INSIDE the house, mind you. We have a healthy 20 feet from the main level up to where that guy thinks he's in a cool tree house!!
Yeah, well, that's what I'd like to know Mister. How did this happen?
 This guy is loud!! And boy, he has already made a mess of the walls. Now, Ferdinand thinks this is great sport. Easy catch (not).
 I've tried a paint brush roller on an extension pole, but to no avail. sigh I'm not really sure how to get this confused bird outside. I'll have to wait til one of the guys gets back home.

On to other news. I did a super quickie and super cheap DIY project yesterday. I love how fast this came together thanks to the amazing tutorial Cindy generously shared. Look at the results of these awesome solar garden lights
I got the Shepard's hook at JoAnn Fabrics at 70% off for only $4.49, regularly $14.99; the solar stake lights are at WalMart for .97 cents each; and the glass globe light fixture came from our local Habitat ReStore for $2.00 each. I had the wire.
 Not bad for $7.46 each. I made three of them in about 20 minutes. Now that's fast! The time is in wrapping the wire around the neck of the glass globe and attaching the wire. I used 16 gauge wire. I would probably do 18 or 19 gauge next time, cause the 16 gauge was a little stiff to bend and not necessary considering the small amount of weight these lights are.

Oooh, and I couldn't wait for it to get dark last night. Yay! Perfect little night ambiance along the walk.

Try this. You'll love it!!
Some lucky ones are already getting gifted!!
And there's that Ferdinand stirring up bird trouble!!

1 comment:

  1. Loved this post! Had me laughing, then conjuring up my own garden light projects! But for now, it is time for a slice of blueberry pie and a glass of cool raspberry white wine spritzer on the breezing patio with Z and fans. :)