Thursday, June 24, 2021

Accomplished

 I think I slept until 11 am today, and I am sure I could have slept longer. But, I got up with a mission in mind--hummingbird feeder. It is done the hard way. 

Ordering it on Amazon was so easy, but they sent it to the wrong station so I cancelled. Today, we spent 4 hours buying one. 

First, we went to the Most Hated Big Box. I found the feeder but not an ant moat. Tommy stood in line and made three returns for me, so that is almost $30 back in my pocket. When he saw the hummingbird feeder he seemed very please and picked it up to look at it. 

I went off to find Miracle Whip. I found store brand Cheerios for Tommy, a small package of sugar-free candy-Werther's. I also bought a hand towel. Don't ask. 

Then, I went to Lowe's to see what kind of what kind of feeder was there, My plan is to use a shepherd's crook to hang the hummingbird feeder. I also needed some wire for another project. I looked for wave petunias but they had none. 

Sooo, the electric cart quit before I even got started. I managed to corral a guy to push me...lol. This has always been the idea of Lowe's, so I asked someone. I bought another hummingbird feeder so I can take the one back that I don't want.  Then, life became very difficult when I wanted wire. They wanted me to buy insulated stuff and buy it from a roll, having it cut. They swore they have never seen a little roll of wire on cardboard with the clear bubble enclosing the wire! And, they mocked me for even thinking anything like that existed. 

So, I left with my shepherd's crook with two hanging places and another hummingbird feeder. All this took four hours! We were exhausted. 

I took an hour and a half nap and awoke to heat chicken and some cooked zucchini for Tommy, plus he had uncooked baby carrots. I just ate two bites of his chicken and zucchini. He loved the zucchini from Ruby Tuesday, so I cook it for him. There was no garlic that I could find, so I put onion flakes in the zucchini that I cooked last night for today's dinner. 

And, I forgot to buy loppers! And, it was so hot today. I love the heat, but inside Lowe' s garden center and in full sun is not fun. 

Tonight, I really am going to get the hummingbird's nectar ready to get this all up tomorrow. I think Tommy will love it. I may have to change the nectar every afternoon since the front yard is sooo hot here. 

All in all, Wednesday was a happy day due to bringing home the hummingbird feeders and something on which to hang them. 

Have you ever seen wire in a bubble pack? They swear it does not exist. Have you spent an inordinate amount of time for a small chore that left you exhausted and disgusted? 

18 comments:

  1. Linda, To find the little Ant moats, go to eBay and search for item number 184360714908

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  2. If I had the time, I'd be less frustrated, but if I had other plans, 4 hours seems like a long time.

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    1. SAM,
      I was hurting, I had plans, and Tommy was sitting in the heat. He rarely says anything but said he was about to call me.

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  3. The wire is in 5he mirror/picture aisle

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    1. Joe,
      You should know. But, I don't want picture hanging wire.

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  4. I think the wire you are thinking of is sold in craft/floral sections.

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  5. I think I have seen that kind of wire you are talking about, for sure. Maybe you could get the picture hanging wire that comes in those little packages. I don't even have my feeders hanging, haha. The one with the little moat around it can be stuck to a window. The other one is hanging, but I don't hang it. I have each set on our patio ledges.

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    1. One,
      I don't need the wire for hanging the feeders. I need it to hang a wooden bird from a tree. I wondered about just sitting them down somewhere. Also, I wonder if the squirrels will bother them.

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    2. I've never had squirrels or chipmunks, or other birds, bother the hummingbird feeders at all. My only issue is I can't seem to keep them full fast enough, LOL.

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    3. One
      I wondered why some feeders held 32 ounces. I suppose squirrels don't like sweets.

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  6. Es it was called the ugly red dress this week!

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    1. Kim,
      I am glad it is gone. Just your luck, another will appear!

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  7. Hah! That wire you were looking for is indeed sold at Lowe's and in EXACTLY the packaging you described!

    https://www.lowes.com/pd/Hillman-19-Gauge-Galvanized-Steel-Wire/3109493

    Go back and give those useless clowns some hell for their incompetence. How dare they make fun of a customer? Jerks...

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    1. Sue,
      Thanks. I will go armed with the knowledge. I was too tired last night to look at the website. Well, an old, frazzled looking woman who cannot walk the store deserves their worst! They were jerks, smirking at me.

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  8. I am familiar with the wire in the bubble pack. I have even had some in the past. However, I do not know where I got it from. May have been Michaels (not picture hanging wire) or Home Depot. It was several years ago, so don't recall. But it does (did?) exist. Didn't want someone out there trying to make you think you were crazy. Ranee (MN)

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  9. Rae,
    Thanks for the affirmation of my sanity...lol. I won't give up!

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