Have a look at my glass bird feeder. At first I wanted to call art in the garden, but I decided to toss a few sunflower seeds on the top plate and see what happened. Birds, birds, birds. So it is now just a glass bird feeder. I used a four foot copper pipe and inserted the bottom foot into the ground. Then with silicone I glued on the first plate, waited a day, glued on the upside down glass, and again waited a day, and finally glued on the top plate. I originally planned to go higher with it, but I think I will do that on the next one. I like this one which is eye level when I sit under the portal. This is a good feeder because the big fat doves cannot perch on it, but just about everything else can.
Then, the catdawg, Cookies, who was supposed to be well, decided to get sick again. The local vet, Luis, has come several times now with the shot needle. Whatever is in the shot has made the cat happier and because whenever we return from a trip, Cookies and Senor are glued at the hip for about a week, it has eased Senor's mind.
And on our second night back, we were enjoying a couple of nice steaks, right off the grill, when the power went off. Senor worked on it for about three hours and then, exhausted and unable to find the problem, we went to bed in the hot, dark night. The next morning he discovered that someone had flipped off our power switch outside and then flipped it back up into the on position (which is why he had not considered the switch a problem because it was on), but one switch was only partly on. It had jammed. That was fixable. It is a goal one day to get those switches on the inside of the wall.....
So for those of you who were worried and emailed, all is well. In fact, it is great! I was up at five to hear the eljibe filling and I watered all the plants on both sides of the house, did three days of dishes and two loads of laundry, and we filled both the tinaco and the cistern and all the bird baths. We had seven straight hours of city water!
We are happy, catdawg is happy, birds are happy........... got water, got electricity, got clean dishes, clean clothes, got shot needle......everybody's happy......................linda lou