Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Seems that a family of 6 squirrels (one dead in road so now 5) is living in the yard. Recently, I awoke to find the corner of the kitchen sink window screen lifted up (it's attached onto the window frame from the outside,held to the wood by thumb tacks-interesting)and some bread I had drying out missing. We scratched our heads. I fixed the screen, replacing the popped off thumb tacks. Next morning-same deal, screen lifted but since I didn't have any bread out, so missing snack. @@ Fine, I kept that window shut, opened the other side (large picture windwo inbetween)where there is no porch railing, thinking that woule be a deterent. Same problem, knocked down some glass bottles, but no food out to intice.
I bought a stapler at the hardware store and will have a kidlet staple the screen in place. If the squirrel comes in again-chicken wire? I also recently found a tear in a window screen. Not sure if it was an animal outside or one of teh cats. Regardless, I am repairing it. Yes, good tenants DO exist. : )
Landscappers here today, lawn mowed and trimmed. I even had them address some vines creeping up the side of the house, making it hard to operate crank out style windows, as well as some "weeds/underbrush" in the planting beds/shrub area next to the house. Although I asked for some mulch to be put down last year, it never happened, LL never responded back regarding it, so the beds are a mess of dirt/weeds. At least they are cut down now.