I was going to post about the reciprocating saw that we just bought, but then I checked Google+ and a friend of a friend had posted this:
What a bunny!
Moving on… This is our very first reciprocating saw (AKA Sawzall, but that’s a brand name, like calling tissues Kleenex.)
Why, you may ask, am I buying a reciprocating saw? Why, to demolish our porch with, of course!
In the middle of winter…
With 4 inches of WET snow on the ground… (and the porch)
See, when we bought the house there was an above ground pool, and because of it our back porch has a regular 2-3 foot high portion and then a higher, 4-5 foot portion that was flush with the top of the pool. Well, we got rid of the pool, so now we have a porch with an un-railed 4-5 foot drop to the ground.
And we’re trying to refinance to take advantage of lower rates, but found out Monday that the appraiser won’t sign off on the house’s condition unless we either rail the porch or take it down.
And deconstruction seems easier than construction in this case, so…
Not only does this spider build a big fake spider in its web (they think to decoy birds away from eating the real spider), it builds fake spiders with eight legs, and then shakes the web to make it look alive.
The real spider is the tiny thing above the decoy.
On another note, I hope everyone had lovely Christmases, Hannukkahs, Solstices, Kwanzaas, and winter days, as applicable.