On Sunday I stepped out through the family room door and noticed several large pieces of plastic lying on on the deck. Then I looked up and saw why. The air vent cover was completely broken. As I continued to examine the vent I saw pieces of dry grass sticking out of the hole:
At the time Hubby Tony and I were on our way out the door and couldn't do anything about the problem. We returned just as it was getting dark, so it was the next day before I could pull out the ladder and study the broken vent up close. I climbed up the ladder until the vent was at eye level. Suddenly I heard a rustle from inside and a small bird flew out and straight towards me. Yikes! I jumped down and rolled (gracefully, I think) onto the deck. After I got up I looked around to make sure no one saw me before I went inside.
I'm sure the bird was in a panic. I know it took me 20 minutes to settle down. Then I started thinking about what we had to do to fix the problem.
(To be continued....)
Five years ago today: The Cruise Diaries--Dressing For Dinner