I think I’m definitely going through a creative slump and it is spilling over into my blogging, as evidenced by my lack of posts lately. All of the endless remodeling/decorating decisions and DIY projects in the past year and a half on the house in Hooterville, not to mention the packing, moving and unpacking, have left me feeling like I’ve hit the wall. Hard.
I have been working on a few little things but nothing that seems creative, pretty or significantly worthy enough to share. Posting about getting 2 new cabinets and a ceiling fan hung in the still unfinished laundry room or the new dust ruffle I bought for the bed seems so lame…and boring. I can’t even seem to muster up enough creativity to coax my camera into taking any pretty pictures.
Sooooo…what’s a blogger to do? I thought I’d share an interesting little discovery I made this week.
Warning: no pretty pictures or decorating inspiration below. :(
When we bought the house in Hooterville, the garage did not have a door. Actually, it still doesn’t. We have bought one but with all the other projects and renovations going on, my hubby hasn’t had a chance to install it yet. In the city, this would pose a security risk but out here in the country…apparently not so much, so the garage is open 24/7.
In the back left corner of the garage is an entrance to the house (with the door that I haven’t had a chance to paint yet). Just a few feet from the door is an old refrigerator we use mostly for chilling extra drinks.
Whenever bottled water is on sale for dirt cheap, we usually stock up. We go through a lot of water during the hot summer months (plus it’s always good to have extra bottled water on hand through hurricane season), so next to the refrigerator sits multiple cases of bottled water (and a case of Dr. Pepper).
Stay with me here. I’m actually going someplace with this. ;)
On top of the stacked cases of bottled water is an open case.
Much to my surprise, I discovered a bird’s nest in the open case a few days ago. I thought this was such an odd place for a bird to build a nest. But maybe not. At least it’s out of the elements.
There are no eggs in it yet but it is definitely an active nest because if there is too much activity around the back door or refrigerator, Mrs. Bird (a small sparrow-like bird) flies out and startles the bezeebers out of me. I’ve been trying to get a picture of her but every time I think to go out with my camera, she’s not in there.
Needless to say, in an effort not to disturb her too much, I guess we won’t be drinking much bottled water during the next month or two while we wait to see if she raises a family in there.
Have you ever found a nest in an odd place?