Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.


Blue magic

It began, as these things often do, during an early morning wander with the puppy in the back yard.

My first glimpse from across the yard.

What was that flash of blue I caught out of the corner of my eye?

My wife likes these fixer-uppers. Personally I’d rather have a move-in-ready place.

Why look at that, a bluebird, shining in the early morning light, claiming ownership of an old bluebird house out near the road.

But you know how it is….happy wife, happy life. Right?

I hurried back to the house, got the camera and long lens, and tiptoed out onto the deck.

And besides, she says she’s going to do all the work, so whatever.

I got to watch for awhile as she worked hard to get new nesting material into the old box.

I told her the renovations were going to cost more than just buying a nicer place. But she insisted this one felt like home.

The story unfolds in pictures.

Things in the renovation zone are too noisy for me. I’m going to sit over here for awhile.

Might as well take this personal time to spiff myself up.

Maybe I can get a date night tonight, know what I mean?

But wait. Maybe I need to woo her a little bit. After all she’s been working pretty hard all day.

I don’t know where he is. Just like him to fly off when there’s work to be done.

Best to just do it yourself, I always say.

Just a few more accessories and it will be perfect.

Hmmm….I should have measured the door before I brought this back.

If I just push a little harder…

Man, that was tough. But a woman’s work is never done, and this will all be worth it in the end!

I’m so excited about this place. We got it for such a great price!

OK! I found her a succulent insect, her favorite. Now where is she?

Is she in here?


I don’t get it. Where could she be?

She’s got to be around here somewhere.

I got her this great treat and she’s not even here!

This bug is going to go stale if she doesn’t eat it soon. I don’t think she appreciates my efforts.

Women! I’m going to go hang out with the guys down at the bar.