Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Thank you to the Rauch grand-kiddos!

For Christmas, I received these three beautiful bird houses ~ hand painted by Olivia, Jackson and Karis. Aren't they darling? I haven't hung them until now because two of them didn't have a mechanism for that purpose, and I wasn't sure how I was going to get the correct hardware, etc.
So I decided to visit an actual hardware store! Remember when they used to be EVERYWHERE? That is, until places like Wal-Mart and Meijer came about ... but you just can't get decent service at those huge places!

I carried all three bird houses in to Plainfield Lumber and Hardware today and approached the front desk. I told the woman that my grandchildren had made these bird houses for me and I really wanted to get them hanging outside ... feeding and housing birds! She pointed me to the back counter where the nicest young kid drilled holes and strung rope and tied knots until ... voila'! They even sold birdseed there, so I was all set! So let's hear it for the old-fashioned hardware store!

I'm so excited for the birds to come! Thanks Olivia, Jackson and Karis!


judy hand said...

I don't know what we would do without Rylees Ace Hardware. The bird houses are really cute.

sabrina said...

Glad you love them!!!!