Friday, May 15, 2015
... and memory fades too.
Yesterday, I said that this birdhouse had been hanging for 15 years. I was wrong. I got my nifty calculator out and did some 'new' math. On further review, I think it was at least 22 years, and J- added all the unique decorations: wristwatches, bottle caps and locks. I do remember that there were multiple watches nailed to the front, so years and the elements have taken a bit of toll. We nailed at least 3 up there. I remember that. Also, on closer examination: ever seen the Lifetime Channel's show, Hoarders? It a show that tracks adults who over 20 to 30 years or so NEVER throw anything out. They collect loads of stuff they 'really need' and keep it forever. Raccoons, rats and other varmints take up residence too. I guess you've never lived until you've lived in an actual dump with rats scurrying about and feces everywhere. Both human and rat. How do they breath? I'll pass. Thank you! Anyway I thought of this show when I saw that the birdhouse is filled, wall to wall, with nesting material. Probably mice, or birds, or both.
There is an old Maine license plate covering the roof.
So it hasn't deteriorated much and fallen.
I have neglected my duty though.
I'm pretty good at cleaning out my birdhouses.
Shame on me.
The birdhouse is 15 feet or so above the ground.
That's my excuse.
Don't want any 'surprises' doin' any high-tension work.