Well, that was a disaster

gandle(4 NE)May 20, 2011

Finally had a nice day so was working in my shop. Door was open as usual when I'm in there. Had a bunch of small parts of many kinds of wood that I had from scraps. Was very carfully assembling them and beginning to glue up some small parts, Had just put some clamps on them and was starting to drill before driving a small screw when something large and black flew right under my nose and the cat was about 6 inches behind it. A grackle had flown in the open door and the cat was right behind it. It flew over to the east window and tried to escape through the closed glass. the cat jumped up on a bench by that window and was swatting at the bird. Then it flew to the closed north window and the cat even jumped up on the table saw which was near the window, she couldn't get ahold of anything on the slick iron surface so she went crashing into some lathe tools and dislodging a bunch of them. The bird finally flew out the door but I have a total mess on my bench and I even whacked myself in the upper lip with the drill handle when I'm not sure which one of the participants went under my nose. I can't even find the square screwdriver bit I was just about to use in the drill. I'm thinking about putting a screen door on the shop. The mess will wait til tomorrow.

There is a bottle of maiwein in the refrigerator think I'll have a glass or two.

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Work shops are supposed to be sanctuaries where we create things, right? But life happens. Yes, a screen would help.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2011 at 8:28PM
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A glass of maiwein is an excellent idea to settle the nerves, this must have been really exiting - for the bird and the cat and you.
Last spring I had a bat come into the living room, that was exiting, but thew bat settled down and the cats lost interest. You had a merry chase there.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2011 at 8:31PM
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tibs(5/6 OH)

I want to know what was coming out of your mouth. I am picturing the cartoon symbols that are over Sarge's head in Beetle Bailey.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2011 at 10:20PM
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lindac(Iowa Z 5/4)

How do I make Maiwein?

    Bookmark   May 20, 2011 at 11:35PM
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I am sure that you were thinking about what a fine, loving pet that Cat was!!!

We all need a little excitment now and then....Right???

    Bookmark   May 21, 2011 at 12:03AM
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Cat did her job - wrong time, wrong place, but she's a cat

    Bookmark   May 21, 2011 at 12:40AM
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Isn't it nice to have life back to 'normal', George?!

    Bookmark   May 21, 2011 at 10:59AM
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Sure glad that all you ended up with was a mess of inanimate objects! If the cat had caught the grackle, it could have been ugly!! A screen door sounds like a good idea.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2011 at 1:22PM
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Sorry you had such a mess and yes, you need to get a screen door. Rule #1 I learned over the years, catch cat and put in a secure place, then open doors and windows and try to get whatever flies or runs around out.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2011 at 5:35PM
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