It was chilly last week, but now it’s just plain grim, as a bitterly cold North wind is freezing everything it blows through. I have taken to wearing a most unattractive, enormous thick dressing gown that hubs refers to as the sleeping bag. He is wondering when it will be pried off. Not in the immediate future, that’s for sure.
The birds are actually eating the bird seed while I’m still putting it out, they feed quickly, and intently now.
Over the last few weeks, hubs and I have heard the pitter patter of feet tearing around the kitchen ceiling. At first it was just two or three critters scampering around, but now it sounds more like a dozen. Some sound FAR heavier than others…….hmmmmmm.
I pretended not to hear the scurrying at first. When hubs finally mentioned the elephant in the room I had no option but to agree that we did indeed have a major invasion of rodents. The scratching worried me a little, I suspect nests are being built. I kept that thought to myself.
Each evening now, hubs’ eyes narrow with venom as he glares at the ceiling and mumbles dark threats under his breath, most of these threats require the assistance of Buddy.
Last night Buddy positioned himself next to the gas cupboard and hurled himself at it for two hours solid. The critters are expanding their territory. Sighs.
For now, I’m going to bury my head in the
sleet sand and do nothing, hoping they all go away, when, or if the weather improves. It’s that or humane traps unless hubs resorts to more deviant tactics with the Jack.
In other news, we enjoyed an evening out with some of hubs colleagues who are over from the Philippines and India. Mae, Anitha and Memat. We cheerfully trundled off in the cold to watch Queen, headed by Adam Lambart. What fun.
We were all scattered far and wide. I ended up in a row with a gay couple, we danced our socks off! Adam is deliciously theatrical! A woman next to me told me to sit down, I politely informed her that I intended to dance having been restricted for the last few months, I expected a little argy bargy, so was pleasantly surprised when she joined in the dancing too.
Remember that awful leak we had? Well, the water had to go somewhere, turns out it’s destroyed the floors in the bathroom and WC that we had replaced last year.
Everything has to come out again! Grrrrrrr…..AND we’ve just replaced the front door and side panel as it had rotted. What is it with this house? Frankly I don’t get what the rodents see in it!!!