Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Z = Zipped Up (& Unzipped!)


Well, my second year of participating in the A-to-Z Challenge has come to an end.  This month sure flew by and felt a lot easier to do the daily posts than last year!  I hope you all have enjoyed reading the posts and viewing the pics as much as I did creating them.  Although I doubt I’ll ever get up to doing daily posts all year long, I will try to keep posting as frequently as possible!

survivor-atoz [2014]

I sure wish my squirrel situation was as nicely “zipped up” as the A-to-Z posts!  When the squirrel was captured successfully last week, a black plastic trash bag was put up in the soffit hole and another trap set just in case there might be another “family member” roaming about.

Over the weekend, I kept hearing brief, faint noises in the attic a couple times a day, but I thought I might just be imagining things or else it was just noise from the winds and rains.

Well, yesterday, that all changed!  In the morning, I was now certainly hearing a critter up there again.  When I stopped hearing it in the afternoon, I went out to find the black trash bag now on the ground (with about 20 holes in it from where the squirrel tore through the bag!).  I quickly went around to check the trap and was discouraged to see that the trap door had shut with food still left inside…but no squirrel!

So the unwanted houseguest saga continues!  I got a tall pole and was able to push a new trashbag up into the hole again, and have called my squirrel-catcher man to come try a different trap.  Stay tuned for “As the Squirrel Turns”!





  1. Squirrels are a nuisance, aren't they. I entertain the RV park denizens with my antics trying to keep squirrels off the bird feeder. A couple of squirrels have been doused with water and that seems to keep them away for a while. The best offense though, is a good defense in this case. I put out safflower seeds in the feeder. The squirrels don't like those.

  2. Oh, and congrats on the A-to-Z Blogging Challenge. I just finished my third year. Love doing it!

  3. Lynne, always love reading your blog posts. You are refreshingly candid and honest about a lot of things most folks only dance around. Sorry to hear about the continued squirrel problems; hope they can get the entry holes permanently closed after they get all the rest of the attic squatters out!

  4. Congratulations on compleating the Challenge.


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