Thursday, January 09, 2014

Must Be A Hole In My Pocket

I'm sorry I haven't been around - I just get overwhelmed every time I think about all I have to tell you.  I think my favorite part of last week was when my bug boyfriend informed me that the sounds the girls had been hearing in their bedroom wall at night were not made by mice, as we had assumed, but by bats.

BATS.  Hanging out inside our bedroom walls.  I know.

So, a measly $550 later, we STILL have bats.  It has to warm up a bit before they will fly back outside through the one-way trap door the bug guy's helper installed up there.  Then the bug guys come back and seal the remaining hole and clean up all the bat guano in the wall and in my attic.  Good times!

$550.  That's a lot of money.

Skates don't grow on trees, you know.
Yesterday I signed the girls up for ice skating again.  We have a special time set aside just for us homeschoolers for lessons and free skate; and if you don't think it is awesome to have 2 hours on a regulation-size rink with just 20 other people, you need to think again.  The kids have a blast, and I get 2 hours of knitting time.  But, again, that wasn't free.

Last night, Larry came home and announced he had just received a long-desired promotion.  When he started to mention the amount of his pay increase, I stopped him.  "I already spent it," I said. "It's gone."

I have no idea why he looked surprised.  After all, he should know by now: wives - we'll spend whatever you make.

[Skates image: Lake Winnipesaukee Travel Guide]


  1. Bats. Ugh. $550 to lock bats up inside one's walls - that's the kind of expense nobody ever tells you about when you are buying a house. I hope they depart soon.

  2. Bats? Shuddering just thinking about them AND the dough you had to spend to get rid of them.

  3. I would have paid double to get rid of those bats. YIKES!!!!!!!!!

  4. Congrats on your husband's promotion--I never heard of bats in a wall like that. Wow. And smelly. You poor woman.

  5. Bats in the walls?? Oh My! I always feel that I have a hole in my pocket!

  6. Aw, poor bats! I'd think you'd love bats- they eat 2000-6000 insects a night!

    1. No. We've had too many of them in this house over the years. And they don't seem to be doing anything about the centipede population around here.

  7. I can't decide which is worse... mice or bats (rodents with wings!)...
    Oh, wait -- it's definitely mice! Bats eat mosquitoes, so I love them as long as they aren't in my house. Sorry about that fee, though.
    Congratulations to Larry on his promotion!

  8. lol

    Bats aren't so bad if they stay in the wall and not in the house lol

  9. Bats! Yikes! I'm glad there is a method for getting rid of them. Isn't it illegal to kill them? I used to work with a woman who had bats in her attic and I guess the one-way exit bat door hadn't been invented yet and they were doing silly things like trying to scare them out of the house by playing Led Zepplin at top volume. (Seriously)

  10. Congrats on the raise--just in the nick of time, it sounds like!