My wife and I eat dinner most nights at a small little table within our kitchen which is adjacent to our patio slider. During dinner I often gaze out the window to watch the birds at our feeders, but recently there's been something else drawing my attention.
I can't remember how long the blue plastic shopping bag has been stuck in that tree. A month? Maybe two? Maybe since last fall? Either way, it's been driving me crazy. For a while I started to wonder why the property owners hadn't taken care of it, but that was before I learned that the house had a "for sale" sign out front and was sitting vacant.
I would have to take matters into my own hands.
We were working on reorganizing the garage this weekend when an epiphany hit me. Next thing I know I'm running a couple of houses over with a metal L-shaped "hook" screwed into the end of a 1"x2"x8' board.
Two minutes later I was taking a victory lap around my own house with the blue plastic bag flying like a flag from the end of my stick.
Victory, at last!