Thursday, April 13, 2017

Natters - Apr. 13 / Monsters in the Ceiling


There has been nothing further with our mysterious hole outside.  The dirt we put back into the hole remains undisturbed.  Some guys at work who are all into hunting and outdoorsy stuff looked at the pics I have (more than what I posted) and feel that yes, it most likely was a fox after something.  So, while things have remained calm outside, the critter drama has moved back inside. We've had mice in here before, and we've had the occasional bat find its way inside.  Today, we think we had both.  UGH!

Okay, so, we have those old style drop ceiling panels in the kitchen and dining room.  That means there is space above, between the panels and the original ceiling which is higher up.  That's where the critters sometimes end up.  Well today Casey had come over in the morning after work.  We were going to hang out and play games on the computers.  As he was walking through the kitchen, Minion was on top of the fridge keeping an eagle eye on the ceiling.  All of the sudden we here noise and Casey's like "Whoa!  That's a bat!" and saw it go past the light panel.  We could here scurrying and chittering noise, like something frantically looking for a way out.  I was ready to run into the bathroom for a safe hiding spot, and Casey was at first brave enough to attempt removal of said critter.  It was up above the panels though, and we decided if it wasn't coming out we were okay with that.  Everything got quiet for a while and we tried to sit down and play our game, but no, we were both preoccupied by monsters in the ceiling.

Another round of noise had us freaking again.  I suggested he take the broom handle and pop one panel open, allow the thing a way out.  He decided he'd rather not deal with it, and suggested we go to his place.  So as we were leaving he glanced back into the kitchen and saw something passing the light panel again and said "Wait, that's just a mouse."  I'm like, a mouse?  I can live with it being just a mouse, and I stepped back to look too.  Sure enough, something non-bat was scurrying past the light panel.  We debated for a moment, wondering what all the previous noise was because it seemed unlikely a mouse would have created all that ruckus.  We agreed that the first noise was a bat, and that for whatever reason there were two things up there, and we left for the safety of his apartment.  LOL!

When hubby got home from work many many hours later, he got a ladder and a flashlight and moved one of the panels and actually stood with his head up in there so he could see.  He looked all around up there and saw nothing.  *PHEW*  But okay, what were they and were did they go?!  All I know for now is that we haven't heard anything since, and hubby's here to save me if it comes back.

I'm really beginning to hate country life.

In other news, spending time at Casey's place was kinda cool.  He's pretty well settled over there now.  It's looking more cozy and homey as they actually get things organized and in place.  They are both very much into anime and video games so there are a lot of Pop figures and little figurines around, and some framed anime posters hung up, and video game related magnets and things on the fridge.  It's cute.  He's starting to put his foot down a little more about things that go on there, instead of just letting his female friend roommate rule the roost.  They've been exploring the town and checking out the little shops.  He seems more relaxed and mellow again.

I have some work drama stories but I'll save them for another post since I nattered so much about my monsters this time.  Besides, I want to get back to playing Wizard101.

How are things for you?
Any big plans for Easter?

7 comments:

  1. Sorry, country living has nothing to do with it! I've shared my rodent problems with you so we're somewhat in the same boat: internet failure, rodents, foxes, etc.

    In the meantime, here are some films for your holiday enjoyment: Willard, Ben, Rats: Night of Terror, Of Unknown Origin, Bats, maybe even Little Red Riding Hood!

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    1. LOL - smartass!!!

      Your rodents are wee tiny mice. Mine are becoming things like wolves and wild elk. LOL

      ~Deb

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    2. Maybe the kit foxes from my school will saunter into my yard sometime soon. Their mark of distiction: small, glossy droppings all over the sidewalk! They prefer concrete to crab grass which is, in itself, frightening!!

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    3. Hmmm, wonder what they do if there is no concrete to be found? LOL

      ~Deb

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  2. LOL! I love that your solution to critters in the ceiling is to leave the house :D When my brother and his gf moved into their house in Oregon last year, there was a family of squirrels living in the upstairs ceiling and they had a heck of a time getting rid of them. Megan was afraid Chris was going to get a gun and start shooting at them like the old lady in Ratatouille!

    @Kevin, I had totally forgotten about Ben and Willard! Did you know those are the names of Harrison Ford's sons? :D

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    1. Kate, I had no idea these were the names of Harrison Ford's progeny! Considering his questionable aviation skills, I'm not entirely surprised....

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    2. I'd prefer squirrels over rats and bats! Actually, we rarely have squirrels around our house. I don't know if we don't have the kinds of trees they like or what.

      @Kevin - Hey! Harrison Ford went to Ripon College, which is only about 10 miles from here. I think he's been to the EAA convention here in Oshkosh, WI. He was awesome in some of his movies. But yeah, I heard about his little flying mishap...lol

      ~Deb

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