Sunday, October 20, 2013

Back to Work on the Garage and Woodpecker Woes

After a work pause for some mechanical repairs on his person, the Mr. has been cleared for "light work" which means trimming out the garage.

Recall, if you will, the before photo of the structure.

Here it is as it stands today. That's our old front door in place of the decaying French doors.

Did you notice the dental molding? 

It's all in the details. This is so cool and it makes me smile every time I pull into the driveway. Not to mention that the careful use of decorative touches makes the structure look almost square (when in reality it lists somewhat front to back and side to side).

In other news, Woody Woodpecker has fallen out of favor ever since he decided to assert his maleness by drumming on our front porch post. This is how he repays me after all the times I rescued him from under the fruit tree nets. What an asshole!

Here's our opening volley in the battle against Woody Woodpecker. That's right, pal, stay away!


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  2. I noticed the dental molding right away. We have a cedar sided house and have problems with the woodpeckers drilling holes in our siding too. We just shoo them away but they keep coming back.


  3. We love the dental molding! Woody is not being very nice. Maybe a evil tasting wood preservative would fix his nasty attitude!

  4. Woody flew into my bedroom a couple of months ago and then couldn't figure out how to get out for like two days. Duh...

  5. We have had a Pileated Woodpecker visiting us every Spring for the last 10 years. His favorite thing is to peck his brains silly on the chimney cap which reverberates throughout the house .. oh yeah ... at first light @ 600am !!! I feel your pain!!