Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Burly Guys

My apartment complex is being painted. The painting crew is a motley assortment of mainly shaved-headed, heavily tattooed guys. They'll be around for the next three weeks. It'll be ... interesting.

One of the painters jumped the wall onto my patio this morning. When I saw him gazing at my hanging basket with the sign taped to it that says "Do Not Move, Baby Birds Inside," I slid the door open and asked him if this was going to be a problem. This was a big burly guy with a beard braided into a pigtail, so I was a bit leery when he said, "Yeah." But then he told me they'd have to move the babies because the pressure-washing and mold retardent they were going to spray would kill them. He said they'd move the basket -- gently -- to the edge of the woods, in the shade, and promised to move it back when they were finished and the fumes had dissipated. And they did.

As soon as I got home, I hauled my step-ladder out there and climbed up to check on the little ones. All six were present and accounted for, and their mom and dad showed up a couple of hours later to feed them. The motley crew did okay.

Hey, Happy Hump Day!


G-Man said...

I LOVE Motley Crew!!
Kick Start My Heart
Dr. Feelgood

A real Kick Ass Band!

Serena said...

Perhaps so, GM. But I don't think this is the band.:-)

G-Man said...


I know Seniorita Margarita!!!

I tease with you (wink Wink)

...Sorry, something in my eye!

Serena said...

Oh, yeah, Señor GM, I know that chick. With all due credit to Mötley Crüe, she's Hell on High Heels and into the Bad Boy Boogie.:)

Marion said...

Awww, what a sweet guy! Us tattooed-ones are really quite nice. Tee-Hee...

Serena said...

Marion, honey, you with your tasteful, pretty tats don't qualify as the tattooed-ones. These guys look like Maori warriors, so heavily tattooed you can't even see their original skin.:)

quid said...

Pretty damn sensitive for a construction crew. I'm glad your nestlings survived!


Serena said...

Me, too, Quid. But -- the babies flew the coop this evening. I miss their adorable chirping.