happy tuesday errrrbody!
guess what i did …. not open my computer once this weekend. yea yea i hd the phone on but didn’t open my computer once. it felt really really good. but i’m ready to be back at it. although i could have used one more day at home to get caught up. because most of the nights we had little to no sleep due to a little intruder.
i’ll tell you that story in a minute.
friday night (which seems like eternity ago) joe and i got home on time for once and went out to dinner to salt of the earths new restaurant in kalamazoo. it’s called principle. it’s a completely different than salt. it has the same vibe a little more speakeasy than country look and is very much focused on the craft cocktails. we shared some small plates and tried a cocktail or two and headed to tifffanys wine shop on the way home to pick up a few things for the rest of the weekend.
we had just fed all the animals and climbed into bed and were watching old episodes of everybody loves raymond when something flew in front of the tv screen. we looked at each other what the heck did a bird get stuck in the house?
my worst fears were confirmed when i saw this furry little disgusting creature sticking to the bedroom ceiling. it was a fricken bat. o. m. g. trying not to freak out or lose site of the bat i told joe to go find the tennis rackets while i googled how to get rid of this thing.
cut to us sitting in the dark with the porch light on and a deer shiner watching the bat with tennis rackets. i told joe to block one door and i’ll block another. whatever you do don’t loose site of the bat we have to physically see it fly out of the house. each time the bat would swoop back into the dining room joe would duck and flail this racket like a mad man.
SMASH he literally obliterated the thermostat into a million pieces. did I get it!? did i get it!?!?
ummmm nope it’s on the ceiling. so we closed in on the bat for the next 3 hours and about 12:30 in the morning we finally got it closed into the screen room of the house.
no matter what it couldn’t find it’s way out of the house. it kept trying to fly out into one of the screens.
at about 1:30 i had had enough. i took the pool skimmer and bashed a hole into the screen and sat for about 10 more minutes and then it flew out of the door. AH
after we had closed everything up we finally got to bed at 2am.
saturday morning we slept in a bit and then got right to work. joe worked on putting up another fence for the sheep and i worked on my camper. i finally finished sanding her down and then washed her off and put a coat of primer on her. now i just have to give her some color and she’ll be show ready!
saturday night we had dinner at home. i made a roast that slow cooked all day. then we crashed. i can’t remember the last time i’ve been that tired. i seriously fell asleep at like 830pm.
sunday morning we headed out to my parents cottage to go to church with them and then out for brunch. then joe and my mom trained for their bike ride. i headed home and did some chores around the house. i picked almost 100lbs of veggies from the garden, let the roosters out to free range and some other chores around the house. we ended the sunday with ice cream….. and another fricken BAT.
this time i wasn’t going to waste time getting this one out. this one was going down. we have a loft style bedroom which means no doors, high ceilings and an open staircase. i grabbed the racket and watched the bat fly up and down up and fly up and down then i over headed that motha with the racket so hard it fell down the steps dead. BOOM. thank you tennis lessons. my racket however… did not survive. it bent all the way in half. it was kind of awesome. i had had enough bat activity for my life. we took duct tape and taped up every crack and crevice and vent in the house. and tried to go to bed. that is when joe started having bat dreams and sucker punched me in his sleep at like 3am.
i ended up waking up anyway at 4am and just headed up north to a flea market which was kind of meh. i bought some wall art for my house and booth in painted farmgirl. i came home and did some more stuff around the house and cleaned out my closets one more time for the garage sale ( i will most likely be doing it again) and headed over to my moms house to price everything for the monster garage sale on saturday!
joe was at deer camp working on … stuff? whatever they do up there. he and my dad got home around 8 and we had pizza and got ice cream, came home NO BATS and fell asleep.
happy tuesday and fall everyone!0