10/16/2005

Yes, I'm lazy...

But the truth is, we just don't have anything to report. Saving up money to begin a project seems to take forever!! I need to remind myself that We're not on a time schedule, and that there's no rush. The gawd-awful wallpaper will still be here in December... Plus, as you live with things, you tend to get used to them. I hardly even see the ceiling tiles and paneling anymore. And the 70s carpet? Not an issue. I still want it gone, but it doesn't seem as pressing as it did 3 months ago.

In addition, we now hae 2 new things to worry about. First item: the little extension that connects the original garage (now workshop) to the new garage leaks. A LOT. The wood is rotten, and we're desperately hoping it will last til spring. We plan on retarring the roofm which is unfortunately flat, but are unsure how to do it, since we don't think it will support our weight. It's only about 3 feet wide and 7 feet long, but it's making a mess every time it rains.

Problem #2: Our garage is infested with squirrels. They're tearing out the insulation and making a mess. We can hear them running in the rafters over our heads when we pull in at night. We thought about trapping and releasing them, but Shayne read that they can find their way home from over 25 miles away. And we thought about trapping them to kill them, but that doesn't really solve the problem of them getting in. We have no idea how or where, so others might move in even if we kill the ones that are there.

Oh, the joys of living int he country...

3 comments:

Mike said...

I don't know how well those sonic repeller thingies work for squirrels, but at the very least, you might give them a headache...

Di said...

I'll have to look into those... Wonder if they're compatible with dogs? Don't want him to get a headache too!

Amy J. Fanter said...

If you get one that is ultrasonic it won't be audible to humans or dogs. We considered puttting one in after I saw squirrels jumping out of an eave area in my mom's attic with their mouths full of pink insulation and I didn't want to upset her cat.