Saturday, July 14, 2007

Carmel man frees lazy birds

We were ready to buy a new clothes dryer -- our original dryer just wasn't getting the job done.

Turns out, though, the only reason it wasn't drying, was..... birds had built a nice warm home inside our dryer vent. How convenient. They did use some traditional grass & twigs, but they also enjoyed the luxury of sitting on their nest and having our LINT come to them... without even having to work for it. LOL.

I write this not only to alert those of you who might also think it's time for a new washer/dryer set, but also to pass along a quick/easy fix... before our birds find YOUR home.

Just unscrew the vent-cover. Put some galvanized mesh (wire) as a screen inside the cover. And screw it back onto your house. Simple... if you know where to get the galvanized mesh.

And now you also know where to get some wire mesh... from me. Got a roll of it and only used a bird-sized piece for each of our two vents. Drop by... I'm in a good mood to share -- I just saved having to buy a new washer/dryer set.

Friday, July 06, 2007

'First Saturday'.... postponed for July

Note: Our normal 'First Saturday Coffeetime' is being postponed for the month of July... due to the recent passing of one of our dear neighbors, Mrs. Theresa Apraez. We will miss her greatly. Our thoughts & prayers continue to go out to her husband... our friend... Manuel... and his family.

[Next coffeetime will be Saturday, August 4th... 8am. See you then.]