Who would have thunk…. Birds in the dryer vent..Yep… we are turning into a little wildlife commune…

100_4396_editedThis morning I heard a rustle in the laundry room.. figured it was the cat messing around… than I looked down and saw the cat next to me..looking in the same direction I was… his tail was huge… my eyes were huger…

I went back… was not sure where it was coming from… sounded like rustling of foil… I went to work..Mark actually drove me in today to get out of the house for a little while…

Fortunately Mark was not visited by any creatures during the day….

and than tonight… the rustle happened again… Hmmm sounded like the metal dryer vent… hmmm did the squirrel get in there???

Solution..turn on the dryer for a moment and scare the little guy outside.

Dryer on..something left quickly… we saw nothing…

So we check the outside…3-18-2012 feels like  springtime 019 not good… bird poop on the side of the house right under the dryer vent… we start to look around… bird stuff on the steps… so my guess is birds are trying to build a nest in the dryer vent…

Oh my goodness… another Mark and Cindy’s wonderful adventures. Home Depot has dryer vent covers… so I guess Mark is going to go get one tomorrow.

Now the only way I can figure getting the stuff out of the vent is.. Step one…

turn the vent on and have whatever leave…

Step 2—really quickly—get the shop vac—stretch the hose in and start sucking out whatever is in there ( wearing gloves and maybe eye glasses or goggles…

Step 3… put up the cover so no more come in…

Hmm why did this happen… because this is the first year we have not had a dog out there a zillion times a day….

Now mind you… when Mark and I tackle things… well there should be a filming crew.. we probably would get an offer on a reality Show …. ( heck if Operation Repo can do it… we could on how not to do stuff around the house!.

100_2271A couple years ago—we found out why you do not spray the spray insulation upside down—with you directly under where you want it to go… HA HA .. we had more foam insulation on us, the grass… our hands…than we had on the crevices under the over hang of the shed we were trying to seal… Miraculously it got sealed… but I have 2 pair of sweats reminding me of the day.

More to follow on the continuing saga of life in the outskirts of Fulton!.

Love to all… Mrs Justa alias Cindy

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