|Project by RickieD||posted 06-07-2009 03:00 AM||2404 views||1 time favorited||25 comments|
(posted by MsDebbieP)
Well, we finally got the mighty birdhouse up!
Last winter, Rick spent many hours puttering around with this birdhouse. He had to bring it up from the basement in 2 pieces.
I think there are 54 apartments.
But.. a dilemma—the pole weighs about 300 lbs. and the birdhouse weighs about 200 lbs. We thought we could put the end on the truck and then just back up and push it upright. No way… 3 men couldn’t lift it high enough to make it work.
What to do. .what to do.. well, time to call a favour from a neighbour. In comes Mr. D to the rescue (who, by the way, said it would cost extra since I brought my camera out hahah).
They checked it out and made a plan. Rick got a chain from the neighbour’s. Hooked it on and stood it up (in a flash) and tossed in some dirt to hold it. 15 minutes, tops, and it was up.
Next time Rick said (and Mr D also suggested) that he put the pole in the hole and just build the birdhouse on the pole! :)
Thanks to John, “Extreme Birdhouses”, for the inspiration and support.
(oh and I realize that I only have the picture of the one side, which happens to be the back, facing the front.. oh well.
I’ll have to remember to get a picture of the front, which is now facing the back)
-- Rick D