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A Squirrely Mess

March 7th, 2009


** No squirrels were hurt in the making of this post, just relocated to someone else’s attic**

Yup, that’s right.  To our surprise today Mr. vB caught sight of a furry scoundrel sneaking into our attic.  We were outside talking with some friends, when he looked up to see the squirrel go into a hole above one of the attic windows. (see arrow below)


So off to Lowe’s we went to look for a humane animal trap but came home empty handed.  Apparently they don’t sell them. We did, however, score some new recessed light fixtures for the upstairs bathroom!  It didn’t quite occur to me though that we were going to have to get into the attic to do the wiring part for these new lights. Mr. vB went up first to fight off any squirrels but they must have been all out to lunch because the coast was clear.  Mr. vB got to work on wiring the new lights and while he was at it, decided to finish venting out the exhaust fan up through the roof.  So up to the roof we went.

As he was busily working on the vent, I was sticking my head over the ledge to see what was going on in the front yard.  That was when I came eye to eye with the squirrel.  He was back and wanted in our attic.  I think my scream probably ran him off and that’s when Mr. vB got the idea to straddle, yes, straddle the dormer window, lean over and fix the hole from the outside.  I so wish I had taken a photo of this for you all to see, but I was scared to death that he was going to plummet to his death any moment so I didn’t dare leave his side.  Instead I photo-shopped this to help your imagination.


Now the hole is fixed, and our squirrel friend is looking for a new place to live.  We are just hoping he didn’t leave his girlfriend or kids behind in the attic.  We’ll keep you posted!!

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  1. March 8th, 2009 at 09:09 | #1

    Funny story Totty! I would have been the same way if Bobbo was straddling a window! Um, can I just say that your house is freakin’ adorable! I can’t wait to visit it for our 4th anniversary!!!

  2. Sarah G
    March 9th, 2009 at 08:37 | #2

    Ha ha ha! Wish we’d seen the show!

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