It's a bird, it's not a plane and it IS superman!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 GREC# 169695

I'm a smart girl and yet sometimes I do dumb things.  Like this morning for example when I spotted a bird on the screened porch at the office.  I went out to let the little scared thing out by opening the screened door.  I moved very slowly because I was trying super hard to not scare the bird.  I edged the door open ever so slowly and proped it open and then turned around to look for the bird.  Oooops, I left the door to the office open and of course the bird is now IN the office.

You are laughing aren't you?

So I go in and in the reception room the little bird is sitting on the sofa.  Oh boy.  I open the front door and the poor little bird flies down the hall.  I slowly creep down the hall closing doors as I go and finally he goes into one of the offices.  I close all the doors except that one and go into that room.  He takes off and flies down the hall.  I'm hoping out the door, but he was fast and I didn't see where he went.  I'm creeping around looking for him when he flies off the top of a photo frame and hits me in the head.  I scream.  Bird is terrified and at the end of the hall way perched on the top of a lamp shade. 

I gave up.  Thankfully it's a Donald off day.  I called him and told him I tried to be a big girl and do it myself, but I just can't get the little bird out.  So he comes to my rescue (again) and in about 2 seconds he gets the little bird to fly right out the door.  So the next time a bird gets on the screened porch maybe I'll be smart enough to close the door to the kitchen so the bird can't go inside.

Now I'll get back to real estate.  Thanks Donald.  I love you.


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Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent/Associate Broker
RVA Home Team - Richmond, VA
RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity.

You gave it the good ole college try ;)  I actually don't like birds and would have had a hard time trying to do what you did. (A little fear of them)

Aug 28, 2012 03:00 AM #1
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Hi Tammy,

I had to gave it a try which is all you can do! Glad Donald came to your rescue!!

Aug 28, 2012 03:28 AM #2
Cynthia Larsen
Cotati, CA
Independent Broker In Sonoma County, CA

Now THAT is something I would have paid admission to see, especially the part where you scream. So much for trying to not frighten the bird :)

Aug 28, 2012 03:34 AM #3
Diane Daley
Caron's Gateway Real Estate - Northumberland, NH

Thanks for the entertaining story today, I'm glad both you and the bird survived... Good advice to shut the door to the home... LOL

Aug 28, 2012 04:00 AM #4
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)


Aug 28, 2012 04:14 AM #5
Jason Sardi
Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina - Charlotte, NC
Your Agent for Life

Tammy - Do you have that on video?

Aug 28, 2012 04:15 AM #6
Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

yes saw that one coming as I read the title, good turn of events!  but a break from the real world is nice too

Aug 28, 2012 04:35 AM #7
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Shannon- recently I got a lizard out (I'm very afraid of them) and was so proud of myself.  But I just hid in my office when Donald got here today

Dorie- The best story is the mouse one when I wouldn't let my cats near it.

Cynthia- I know right.  I would have NEVER looked perched on a frame on the wall for that bird.  I didn't mean to scream, but out it came.  Pretty sure I ran away too.

Diane- yeah, me too.

Bliz- laughing with me I see

Jason- oh no, not a chance

Mark- I don't know, I needed more coffee before that happened.

Aug 28, 2012 04:59 AM #8
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Tammy, They do have minds of their own!  I am sure that everyone has a story like, if they're willing to admit to it!

Aug 28, 2012 05:30 AM #9
Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

You are hilarious.  Stay safe!  It sounds like even you will get some weather!

Aug 28, 2012 05:45 AM #10
Kerrie La Guardia
ActiveRain, Community Manager - Kirkland, WA
Let it Rain!

Donald was your superman!  Did the bird make any "messes" while flying around?

Aug 28, 2012 06:24 AM #11
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Tony- I'm sure you are right

Ron- we've had  steady rain, a few rumbles of thunder, and I fee sure we will get more rain out of it over the next few days, but hopefully nothing serious here.  Of course my prayers are with those getting flooding type rains and storm surge.

Kerrie- no mam, no messes.   Thank goodness because I'm not sure Donald would have taken care of that for me.


Aug 28, 2012 06:34 AM #12
Christine Bohn
RE/MAX Professionals - Gainesville, FL
The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL

Tammy - It's great to have Super Donald!   I've done a similar thing.  Had a bird get down my chimney. I've got glass doors on the front of the FP and it was beating himself to death.  I opened the glass doors and had the bird in my house.  It took me forevver to get Mr. Birdie out of the house.....

Aug 28, 2012 08:04 AM #13
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Chris- I was horrified the little thing was gonna hurt itself.

Aug 28, 2012 10:58 AM #14
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Tammy. I admit I did laugh but had it been me I wouldn't have laughed at all. Your Donald came through. Enjoy the day.

Aug 29, 2012 01:02 AM #15
Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

Tammy, I'm so glad I saw you office in made it all the easier to smile thinking about you creeping around the building trying to help the little bird.

Aug 29, 2012 01:42 PM #16
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Sheila- I didn't laugh until it was over.

Mona- ah yes you know about the long hallway with all the doors.  Silly little bird.  Flew right out for my Donald.

Aug 29, 2012 01:56 PM #17
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