Monday, December 31, 2012

The critters...not welcome

Well, it was a shocker this morning, when the pest control people got here and opened the door I was too afraid to open. All of the drawers and cabinets in the kitchen are now hunting grounds. Equiped with poison, peanut butter bait and snap traps.
So when the cabinet was opened it was full of DEAD CHIPMUNKS! Yup you read that right, chipmunks.
I have an infestation of chipmunks, or a "nest" as the pest control people call it, in the walls and between the floors. It's assumed that when the idiot contractor put up the dormer on the side of the house, and he left it open to the outside elements for 3+ days in a row, the little darlings decided that was their opportunity for a snuggly warm place to live for the winter so in they came.
The dormer was sealed up (I think) and they were sealed in. My kitchen was the entry to the rest of the house, where there is a water shut off in the back of a cabinet, so they popped off the door and decided to have free run of my kitchen.

This is not how I planned to spend my New years holiday, but it could be worse everyone says, it could have been rats. And thats what we thought it was, but nope, just viiolent mutant chipmunks. Fat and huge they were! I have never seen one up close really, but these were as big as squirrels!

So they took the little furry bodies away, and reset the traps. 11 of them. So I am assuming in about 30 minutes, the rest of them will start down the wall to the kitchen and the traps will start going off. We will see. It was a nightmare last night listening to them. OMG.

So wish me luck. And have a wonderful and lovely New years eve! 

I hope 2013 starts a rodent free zone. hahahahha

ps. I have photos of the slaughter, but wont show them here. Use your imagination.

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Sad but true...I am mouse proofing again. Uuggghhhh

Sad but true...I am mouse proofing again. Uuggghhhh

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Ok here we go....chef white paint in hand....transformation in the works!

Friday, May 11, 2012

A long hard day today...time for bed!

Monday, February 20, 2012


It's been a tough row, lately but I'm following the plow. And there has been huge good, amidst it all.

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

James 1:2-4


(from a great blog friend something sublime)

NEW JOY in New Jersey?

Yes I know its been a while since I posted. Last fall to be more exact? Well its not been the most lovely of times for me. But stiff upper lip and all that stuff I have gotten through it.

I want to share a new phase of life for me and Pearlie. This might be my next place! Yes this little blue cottage at the top of that driveway! The landlord seems to be a doll! And its a dead end road, biking friendly, enough room, big kitchen and privacy and quiet. Sounds nice huh! Oh and bonus......that garage door opens and it will be my new STUDIO! Oh yeah.
I even think there are lilac bushes on the property. What a delight that would be huh!

So please say a prayer or two that all works out. So far its promising and proceeding beautifully!


ps. the rats are almost gone here in the bungalow from hell.