My Memories of Canadian Geese and Other Nuisance Birds

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I remember when I lived in Ohio, and the Canadian Geese were everywhere. They were especially a nuisance to homeowners who lived near ponds or had swimming pools in their backyards. Because their excrement was everywhere, fouling waterways and foiling plans for parties and get-togethers, homeowners often employed a bird control company to help rid the area of the birds. It was difficult to walk in yards in which the geese were present. The grass was difficult to care for as it grew higher where fertilized, yet hid a “landmine, ” so the homeowner had to proceed cautiously. I used to joke that we should check their “green cards” and send them back to Canada.The geese were aggressive to domestic animals and humans alike.

An unpleasant early memory was my eighth-grade class picnic. I teased a goose when I ran out of bread, and he grabbed my finger instead. The …

A Mirror Broken by Accident

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There is a mirror in my bathroom right above the sink. One day while I was removing the curtain rods in the bathroom, I accidentally broke the mirror. The curtain rod hit the mirror and made a big crack right in the center of it. The crack was so large and noticeable, so I couldn’t just ignore it and continue to use the mirror as if nothing happened. I looked online for companies that can perform custom mirror and glass installations in homes to put a new mirror in the location of the old one.

Mirrors are pretty easy to get replaced. All you have to do is get the right shape and size and the new one will look exactly like the old one. My online searches for companies that could replace the mirror brought me to some websites that had reviews for local companies in the area. Many …