Bird strikes lightning


I get no respect. First, the lightning lightning rod gets installed. Next season, it gets a a plastic non-recyclable-lives-forever-grocery-bag stuck on it. Even recent 75-mile-an-hour gusts have not torn it off (past rant here). But now, apparently, my high-minded, witty, commissioned-to-a-real-sculptor-piece-of-art-I-designed is now a favorite birds-sitting (and shitting) spot. It's too steep a pitch on this part of the roof for me to ever consider getting up there myself to take the bag off. I may have to wait until I find a roofer working on a house in the 'hood and pay them to go up there. As far as the birds go, I could electrify the lightning rod, though that sounds counter-intuitive.

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  1. Susan,
    Yes, I guess it does. But I can tell which way the wind is blowing by feeling it to. It serves no benefit to low-flying planes.

    Catherine,
    I think it's me.

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  2. That is too funny! The bag does look part of the sculpture and I think the bird is just giving its' approval!

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  3. Funny for you perhaps. You don't have a garbage bag hanging off your roof!

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  4. It IS funny...and no, we have no garbage bags hanging off our roof. The wind blows them all down to New York....

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  5. That bird thanks you for providing a perfect perch. They love to perch on the highest point so that they can check out the 'hood. :-)

    If you hadn't mentioned the bag, I wouldn't have noticed... really, I wouldn't... I'm sure no one in your 'hood has noticed it. Just don't tell them.

    Cameron

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  6. Well, I guess that bag is better off there than in the ocean choking some poor sea creature. I feel your pain, though. I would be horrified!

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  7. jodi,
    Thanks.

    Cameron,
    There's taller trees to sit in nearby, but none as show-y as this perch.

    Pam,
    Yes. it's safe there. In 1,000 years it should break down and we'll never have to worry about it again.

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