Wednesday, June 20, 2012

It's raining, it's pouring...

and yes, the old man is snoring ... and I can't sleep.  Storms again tonight - more dumping rain on our water logged and mosquito swarmed land.  My nine year old was only awake twice, anxiety over the thunder and lightning.  The seven year old was stressing last evening about the flash flood watch notices on the TV, asking when the flood was coming. 

Hubs came to bed last night, telling me that we had a water leak - water dripping out of the kitchen light fixture.  I must have been really tired, because I fell asleep anyway, but I woke up about 2 a.m. pondering that water leak, which led to pondering the holes in our siding which already cause me anxiety about the potential for pest infestation (squirrels, bats, bees, and who knows what else), and now I can worry about moisture and mold and leaks and collapsing ceilings.

So I finally got up at 3 a.m.  Wiped up more puddles on the floor in the kitchen, emptied the bucket, and admired the water stains on the kitchen ceiling.  Sigh. 

9 comments:

  1. Hope you are able to get the house patched up with some break in the weather!

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  2. Our pests were bats, and we had two that managed to get inside the main part of our house and swoop around. I'd still take them over a water leak! Hope you guys dry out soon.

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    1. At least the bats would eat all the stinkin' mosquitoes!

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  3. Hmmmm - bats in the house or skunks under the house..... I would prefer the bats - just discovered a new hole where someone is burrowing under the house - too small an opening to be raccoon - just right for possum or skunk.. Please, lord, let it be possum.

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    1. I'll take the bats over skunks...how do you figure out what your critter is and THEN what?

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    2. If it is a skunk, you have to call animal control - very messy. RR will go looking for evidence - he's good with that - and it is possum, you put food by the burrow that goes under the house and hope you catch them before you seal up the hole......otherwise you get the dead animal smell pervading your house. That's why it is imperative to make sure that there are NO ways that animals can get under the house.

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  4. And now, the small town where I work is flooding - Mississippi won't crest for a couple more days and already the water treatment plant is flooded and our courthouse bathrooms are shut off until further notice. Please use the porta-potties in the public parking lot, across the street. Cause that's not gross or inconvenient!

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    1. Yikes! Okay, I'll quit whining about the fog....

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  5. Hi Sarah,
    thanks for visiting me. I can relate to infestations as my current crew are all these nasty ants and putting down poison which I hate doing.

    they thrive anyway :)

    XO
    WWW

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