Thursday, November 19, 2009

Death by Sliding Glass Door

I was totally skeeved out. 

A bird.  A big bird.  A big DEAD bird.  On my back porch.

(I'm guessing it just crashed into the glass and died?  Which is odd, because the windows in my sunroom are certainly NOT streak, smudge or grime-free, by any means.  Stupid bird.)

There it lay.  For days on end.  While Hubby and I played that passive-aggressive couples game.

Hello?  I certainly wasn't about to remove the thing.  That obviously falls into his realm of home maintenance.

Except Hubby was being lazy/squeamish/annoying (you choose).

Poor Mr. Bird needed a proper resting place.  So one day I got PMS totally aggravated and decided to move the thing myself. 

I grabbed a shovel from the shed and scooped up the bird corpse and threw it into the woods.

And then left the shovel on the back deck.  On purpose.  Heh.

That was a few weeks ago. 

And now look what I found out there this morning:

Another dead bird.  What the heck is going on?!

And more importantly:  When is Bird Corpse #2 going to be removed from the back deck (by Hubby)?  And how long will it take (him)?

Stay tuned.

21 comments:

slouchy said...

Yeah, it's the glass.

Sigh.

Birds don't get glass, streaked or no.

But LOL about the clean-up war!

cbasoli said...

It's the same bird. I put it back on the deck to annoy Viz. Sorry to get you involved.

'Soli

SugarBritches said...

10 days minimum. Could be longer.

KK said...

For about a month I found a dead bird 10 days in a row! (different bird every day) Then it stopped. I assume the birds were having some sort of turf/tree war!

amanda said...

oh dude. that's not cool. the dead birds or the couples game.

hoping you win the next round.

Manic Mommy said...

We've had four 40 lb. bags of now-hardened cement in my side yard since the spring. Stay strong, my sistah!


And my word verification is LOUSE. Heh.

Noelle said...

oh, man. i'm afraid now that you removed bird #1, that might ace him out of having to remove bird #2. they think like that...once you show them you CAN do something, they seem to think you WILL.

sorry. just sayin'.

Dorothy said...

Maybe you are getting more reflection on the glass now that the leaves are not blocking the sun? I had a bird fly into mine and live. I spent a few hours finding a place I could take it too, capturing it, driving an hour to get there, but it didn't survive. It turns out it was a rare yellow-billed cuckoo bird. The bird sanctuary woman said to put ribbons up at the window (outside) because the movement keeps the birds away.

Rita/Fighting Off Frumpy said...

My grandma had a huge picture window in her living room, and she REGULARLY had birds slam into that thing. I've seen it happen! Maybe birds don't see that well? *shrug*

Cairo Typ0 said...

Hi stopping by from SITS! :)

Removing dead animals is totally a boy job. Your windows must be really, really clean for so many birds to try to fly into them.

Classy Fab Sarah said...

O.M.G. Barf barf barf barf barf... I can't believe you cleaned up the first one.... that's insane!

Jen said...

It will take about 2 weeks. That is how long it takes in my house when our cat leaves little gifts on your front porch.

But the secret is to tell your hubby that the kids are playing with it. Then he will move it. Works every time in my house.

Allison said...

Very funny - reminds me of an everybody loves Ramond episode where they were refusing to take care of luggage because they thought it was the other's job.

You must be keeping your glass doors WAY too clean......I sure as heck have never had a bird fly into my dirty windows!

Maureen said...

This post is giving me the willies... my husband would never have removed it. That would skeeve him out to no end. I would have called a brother.

I hope that's the last.

Michele said...

My husband would ask me, flat-out, "So when are you going to move the dead bird? I can't believe you'd just leave it there." And he'd never understand why I would then give him the look of "You just said one of the stupidest things I've ever heard you say." And then, when I'd ask him, "So why didn't YOU move it if it bothers you so much," he'd give me the "You're the one who is home all day and it's unsanitary and...." And then he'd take care of it, never realizing that I didn't care how much he griped at me for not doing it, so long as ultimately I didn't have to do it... Ah, marriage! :-)

kristibonney.wordpress.com said...

Stopping by from SITS...
Eeek! At least it wasn't an owl. I had a friend who had that happened. The glass had to be replaced! Hope the hubby takes care of it soon. Have a great weekend.

Melissa B. said...

This has happened to us before. But nothing tops the summer morning my little sister ran smack dab into our sliding glass door. And she was a lot bigger than a bird! Little sis recovered to tell the tale, which we relate again and again, usually around Christmastime! SITS sent me by, and I'm glad they did...Happy Saturday Sharefest!

Stick a Fork in Me...I'm Done!

rachael said...

Oh, definitely in the "Hubby's" job description! Hope he gets rid of #2 soon, you have totally done your part! :)

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

Dawn said...

Yuck! We've had that happen too-freaks the kids out. My husband would move it because it would gross him out, but I did have to help his mom move a dead skunk from under a bush at her house because he didn't help her do it and I got tired of listening to her-that was nasty!!

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

mrsofficer said...

oh my gosh thats gross ! lol I love your blog though. You just got a new follower I found you on SITS :)

Jenn@ The Crazies said...

We had one the other day... but only one. Maybe its a townie thing...

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