Friday, January 06, 2006

What's up in the Attic?

This morning I finally got through the mind-numbing phone system at UCLA Medical Plaza and got myself an appointment to see a doctor about Lulabelle the lump. Breathe huge sigh of relief here. The maiming spree is postponed for now.

Yesterday I heard distinct scratching and scurrying noises coming from the attic. Critter noises. What type of critter? By the way they were scratching and scurrying, it sounds like squirrels. There's something cute about the noises they're making. The husband and I discussed what to do. Call an exterminator? Crawl up there ourselves to make sure what's living up there? Wait, not "ourselves" I would have to crawl up there, since the husband won't. Hmmm.

We decided to not call an exterminator right away. I might still crawl up there to see what critters made themselves a home up there. Hopefully they're not vicious and won't take a flying leap at my face. If they're squirrels I wouldn't be too creeped out by them. If they're rats, all sorts of freak-out will happen. I don't want to kill whatever's up there, though. Live traps or something would be much preferable to deal with the new tenants. Though I could catch 'em and use 'em for kitchen utensils:


Jeffrey said...

If you turn them around and use the other end, squirrels also make good bottle brushes.

RedDiabla said...

You could use their tails to snake the drains, too.

This could all be part of the latest craze, "1,001 Uses for a Dead or Stunned Squirrel".

Alina Chau said...

ooh pooor little guy!! Nice drawing!

Boris Hiestand said...

joy! A new blog to watch!
Love your embry yo yo!

RedDiabla said...

Hey Alina and Boris! Thanks for stopping by...both of you have some REALLY nice work on your blogs!