Friday, May 07, 2010

Our garage

I'm not bragging. It's a fact. We live in one of the prettiest condo complexes in all of metropolitan Columbus, with beautiful vistas no matter where we look. And we work hard keeping it that way with a very involved community board, landscape committee and maintenance company. Unless of course, you're driving through our NORC (naturally occurring retirement community) and notice the Bruce's garage. Something, and we aren't sure what, causes the bottom panel on the garage door to rot and peel. We've been here 8 years and have replaced it once already and now it's worse than when we replaced it the first time. Then within the last 2 weeks, a bird has pecked a huge hole and a small hole in the decorative door (not sure what it's called, but it doesn't go anywhere) above the garage door. I assumed in that space there are baby birds.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We have friends who suffer woodpecker damage every year on the same wall of their house. Once the hole is made, the little rascals pull out insulation. Our friends do what they can to scare the birds off. They've heard varied explanations for this behavior. One is that the woodpeckers are attracted by the hum of wires inside the walls, & then chase they would insects inside of trees. Other explanations have to do with mating rituals, etc. Whatever, it's annoying for them!