Fixing the Old Birdhouse

Still Just Puttering Around the House

While the news seems to indicate that we may be coming out of the throes of the COVID-19 global pandemic, that is far from the truth with my job. The hours are long and stressful, but there's still a lot to be thankful for. One thing I'm surely grateful for is that I get to work from home...

...while so many of my professional colleagues work long, long hours in healthcare facilities - staring down this menace every day.

Keeping it in perspective

So, writing a post like this is certainly being done in that perspective - that I know I have it good. That said, in the last few days I've only managed to do a couple things around the house, one of which was fixing an old bird house whose roof split a few years ago (I know, I know). Here's how it looked a few years ago:

Awww, that reminds me of taking down the birch trees from the front yard, all because I had read birch tree roots will grow right through your pipes.  I still miss those trees.  Anyway, that birdhouse had been mounted on a piece of one of the birches, but at some point it fell in a storm, splitting the roof:

Good grief!  After all these years I still forget to take a "before" picture, but I'm sure y'all can imagine what the split in the roof looked like!  Here's a closer view after gluing, it's pretty clear where the split was!

After gluing, I just felt like there needed to be a mechanical support to the repair because I don't think just the glue would hold it for long.  So of course I used the most logical thing - a stir stick!

Go ahead and laugh! I am!  But at the end of the day, the roof is fixed and the birdhouse is in its new (albeit likely temporary) spot.

There are so many jobs that need doin' around 173, but I suppose they'll have to wait for the time being.  After all, much more important things are happening right now.

Thanks for reading and be safe out there,
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