Well, it’s been about a week since I’ve updated this so I guess it’s about time to fill you in on what we’ve been doing since we got back home. It turned out to be a very good thing that we came home 6 days earlier than originally planned.
When we got home last Wednesday, Jim went down in the basement to turn the water heater up and do the other things he does down there. Near the bottom of the stairs, he noticed one of his Coleman lanterns was knocked off a table and the glass globe was shattered. Hmmm…he thought, that’s weird. Then he went into a room he uses to store our bird seed and discovered a bunch of sunflower seeds on the floor and on top of other things. Okay, so he keeps looking around trying to figure what was/is down there and finds droppings here and there. Bigger than mouse size droppings, but what the heck is it? OMG, not a rat he hopes.
Time for an emergency trip to Walmart for traps and sticky pads. Now back to the basement and he sets up a trap area. Seeds in the corner, surrounded by sticky pads. By this time, he’s convinced it’s a squirrel, because he can hear it moving and making little squirrel noises up in the ceiling panels. By now it’s getting evening and he figures little ol’ squirrel will be getting hungry and will get trapped on it’s way to the seeds. He’ll check it in the morning.
Morning comes and squirrel is still up in the ceiling panels. I’m not liking this at all, so I decide to Google it to see how to get this critter out of our house. Seems this is a fairly common problem with an easy solution. Open a window so the little guy can get the heck out of your house. So that’s what we did. We left the window open while we went off to have a great Thanksgiving day with my relatives. When we returned we were very thankful to find our house squirrel-less. In the meantime, Jim searched high and low trying to figure out how it got in. Well, it chewed it’s way in through the wiring/piping for the central air. It must have gotten quite a shock in the process, because there were bare wires out there. He’s taken care of this problem so they can’t try to become house guests again.
So that was our wildlife moment right here at home. We still like squirrels, just not in our house.
Other than that and Thanksgiving, we’ve been busy getting back into the swing of the city, putting things away and getting the house restocked. I had a great Black Friday at my Etsy shop, so I’ve been busy making more items for all those great Etsy buyers.
I’m happy to be home again, especially when I look out the window and see grass and not snow. You will notice my new theme here has quite the winter look. I just couldn’t find anything I liked that I could use with 3 columns, so that’s why I went with this plain and simple winter look.