Laura and I brought the rain barrel from the old garden.
It sat beside the house all weekend, while we transplanted flowers and all the objects d'art we couldn't leave behind.
An early morning rainstorm filled the birdbath, but, sadly, not the rain barrel, for its intake spout was not connected to the downspout.
This afternoon, in our finest old grandma and two grand daughter fashion, we used the template Emily made to locate the circular downspout entrance.
Laura used a little screwdriver and a big hammer to put a hole in that downspout, then a fine little pair of wire strippers to clip out a circle in the downspout.
Emily drove two pointy screws left from another job straight through the housing into the downspout, and there you have it.
Let the rains begin!