Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Besieged without and within

Looks like an interesting week, judging by the first day.

We got a call just before retiring that our bridge was condemned on Friday.  They want it closed ASAP.  But it is the only access we have to the road!  They are prepared to make a temporary road along the ditch down to the corner and widen a small grassy access. That is half a mile away and then a ninety degree turn up onto the road and in winter.  Hmmm!

So as we were staring at the ceiling pondering this newest development, I heard 'noises'.  My rooster doesn't wear his hearing aids to bed so it is up to me!  I'm up, on my feet and in the hall.  awk!  Someone is in the guest room! Definitely.  And behind the curtain!  UP!  Never mind all the explanations you can't hear.  Here is the broom.  Go get him!  oye!

It was a squirrel.  We don't see a lot of them but this was a smallish, light coloured guy and came through the 2 inches where I'd left the window open.  Screens are off for the winter.  He got on top of the curtain rod.  Enter my hero. Squirrels can climb old metal beds. I never knew that.  Anyway when he went to ground under the dresser, we decided to open the window higher, close the door, and hope for the best.  

So far so good!  

I wonder what the rest of the week holds???


Twisted Quilts said...

I am glad I am not spending the week with you. With a start like that no telling what's ahead.

monika@mysweetprairie.ca said...

Oh my goodness!! lol What a story.

Maybe you can figure a way to zipline across to get groceries? yikes

Or have a herd of squirrels pull you on a toboggan once the water freezes over?



Createology said...

Where's the dog to get the "varmit"? My goodness you are having quite the interesting adventures. I think I would not be too much in favor of the proposed detour in winter conditions. Hmmm...
Maybe you will have time to do a little art and free your creative mind my dear.