There was also a rather large box.
From the Habitat for Humanity, who partnered with Lepage products in a contest to celebrate their 2000th home being built this spring.
Here were the instructions:
1. Assemble the birdhouse (are you kidding me, I am so not a do-it-yourselfer!!!) using the glue provided.
I did attempt this part by myself, but I nailed the walls together first because I thought – to heck with the glue, hammers rule! Until I realized there is no way I was going to get the roof on without glue. In the meantime I managed to almost split the front panel in half because I nailed the ledge right below the entry.
2. Paint it with the colours they included. (Who has that kinda time?)
3. Send in your photo by May 22. (Oops, At this point I was only reading this on Saturday the 23rd).
And so I had decided, there is no way I have the time to get it together for this little contest.
But then my mother arrived for the weekend.
My mother who I totally love and adore, who cannot sit still for long asked me what my lonely, unfinished birdhouse–sitting on the patio–was for and I waved it away and said “I don’t have time to do THAT! Anyway I’m pretty sure it’s too late”. She said, “I would LOVE to paint it! That would be soooo much fun!”
And so she did.
I sat in my living room and answered emails, blogged (and watched Little House on the Prairie re-runs together—I know totally cheesy) and got caught up and she mixed colours and painted the birdhouse. And here is our little masterpiece:
And then the strangest thing happened.
Two tiny birds, just the right size for the birdhouse, (you tell me what it is, below) flew into the sliding glass doors in the living room. One in the morning and one in the afternoon. The first one we put into a fabric nest and a little box and we were going to take it to a wildlife rehabilitation center, we were so worried that it was injured. But then I opened the box a little while later and it flew away. The second was a little less stunned and it flew away after a bit as well. This has never happened before and we’ve lived here for exactly one year! I posted this happening on my Facebook Fan Page and one of my lovely readers and True Colour Experts, Hannah Dee, commented “Home buyers, looking to get the listing first :)”
The photo submission with the highest amount of “Likes” by June 1, 2011 will win a donation from Henkel of $30,000 in LePage products in their to Habitat for Humanity Canada as part of their larger $85,000 product donation as well as a $500 cash donation from Henkel to their local Habitat For Humanity branch or charity of your choice.
I love the Habitat for Humanity and the work they do. So click here to get to Lepage products facebook page (which you have to ‘like’ to vote) and VOTE for my birdhouse!!