Sister: Did you hear? Dad got rid of the swing set and is making "Birdland" at the back of our backyard.
Me: i heard. i was mortified. birds are dirty. what's it like?
Sister: He dug up a zigzag, but hasn't done anything with it yet so there's just a big pile of dirt by the pine tree. I think he's going to make o fence out of the swingset lumber, so don't worry, there'll be a barrier between the regular yard and the dirty bird yard. Funnily enough though, I saw a bird enjoying Birdland earlier this week. It was just sitting on the pile of dirt. It seemed to be having a grand old time.
This combined with their conversion of my bedroom to place to dry laundry and store old mattresses (not even kidding) makes me with I didn't have to move back home at the end of August.