Thursday, June 2, 2011
Andy Versus Old One Eye
Well folks, after five weeks of renovating and moving we are finally in to our new abode Doris, but we are not alone.
We discovered that we have some furry little friends (pests) living in our roof. We have heard them thumping and squabbling around but worst of all is the smell and it has been wafting into our kitchen where they have been residing above for a long time.
Andy has been on the war path like Bill Murray in Caddyshack with the gopher. He sits and listens till he hears them leave, he then goes outside in the cold night air to make sure they are out, then he's up on the ladder pacing over the roof tiles looking for entrance points. I can hear hammering and tiles moving and an almost maniacal laugh, " ha ha, that will fix them". This all takes place at about 10pm, the neighbours must think we are mad.
However it has not been an easy win as Andy has been outsmarted by a very determined possum, Old One Eye. After six nights of battle Old One Eye is the last standing possum. Each night we crawl into bed thinking that they can no longer get in, then between four and five we hear scratching and scampering over the roof and Old One Eye has broken in again as we can hear and smell him again the next day above our heads.
Tonight after we heard a thump on the roof announcing his departure we went outside and watched him leap from the roof onto the top branches of an old apple tree. So after he had scampered away for his evening romp, we armed ourselves with saws and gave the old tree a trim, hopefully that will prevent access upon his return.
Andy has a bit of a soft spot for the little creature and I think this w'end he will be constructing a possum box to sit up on our garage for Old One Eye to enjoy and make as much noise as he likes.