Teischan was up on the ladder putting up the Christmas lights when she spotted — and then heard — the birds. I happened to be outside with her, with my phone in my hand. She came down from the ladder. They were swarming across the road. Some would perch on the trees on the other side. That was a LOT of birds. Quite the scene. Kind of like the movie. I will confess that I have no idea as to the type of bird or what causes this. On my list of things I need to look up. Maybe tonight — 3rd shift. I think they are ‘blackbirds’ BUT I could be dead wrong. Teischan is pretty sure that they are NOT bats. That would be something. That many bats. They could do a huge amount of damage.
All her, i.e., Teischan’s (13), work. All I have to do is get the ladder out, find the lasers and bring them out and tell her which extensions cords will suffice. She does the rest all on her own. This is her 3rd year (is it 4th) doing it all on her own. She now knows even how to replace fuses. It is GREAT. I do remember the days when I had to do this.
Don’t tell anyone. OK? We let her stay home today so that she could put up the lights! She is, AGAIN, going to be homeschooled, soon — so, … She wouldn’t have done anything at school. anyway. Today was a day scheduled for ‘goofing’.
Week later than last year — and you can blame it on henna! On Saturday we went to get the henna and on Sunday she spent much of the day mastering it.
More lights to put out. One laser that is not connected and I might have to get a few other ‘illuminations’. We really need a more POWERFUL laser — one that will burn holes in the siding.
Stay tuned. Three weeks to go and Teischan and I have not made an emergency run to Lowes to get more lights!