A couple days ago while I was in the dining room sewing up Bria's epic Halloween costume (which is finished...pictures forthcoming!), I heard strange noises on the roof. After they didn't let up for several minutes I finally went outside to see what was going on.
I had suspected a squirrel was on the roof, and I was right. Nothing out of the ordinary, at least around our house, but then I saw it disappear into the roof.
On the roof--normal.
In the roof--definitely not good.
But then, in typical Lara fashion, I kind of forgot about the incident as it was a Sunday evening and not much could be done right then. I haven't been home much the last couple of days, and so I haven't been thinking about it.
But Joel went up in the playroom with the kids this morning and then came down and informed me that something is living in the playroom ceiling. We have no attic there, and you can hear it scampering around. And that's when I remembered to tell him what I saw on Sunday.
Do you know how difficult it is to find someone to remove a squirrel from your roof where I live? Considering there are a million squirrels living in my neighborhood alone, you'd think it would be a bit easier than this. I've just spent the entire morning looking for somebody who will get rid of the thing for us, as I have no desire to try to do it myself.
I did finally find someone, and am eagerly waiting for the technician to call, while I try not to read about all of the damage having a squirrel living in your roof can cause. Hopefully, he's only been here a few days, since nobody's really noticed the noise up in the playroom before, and it's pretty obvious there is a freaking animal in the ceiling when you're in there.
In other news, there are hurricane force winds expected here for the next few days, so maybe that squirrel will just be blown right away.
PS This is a gray squirrel, so at least we don't have to try to evacuate Chippy. We would feel bad about that.