Tuesday, November 18, 2008

No More Squirrels!

Squirrels started moving into the area between the ceiling and the roof over the back room a while back. It may have started a year ago. The boards that make up the eaves started to rot away and a hole formed. The squirrels squeezed in and started dragging tree branches and stuff in through the hole. The dang squirrels would scurry around up there and drive me and Bailey nuts. I trimmed back the tree branch that they were using to climb over to the house and Ross tacked up a couple of boards to cover the hole. It was a temporary measure and it worked temporarily. The hole got bigger than the patch boards, and one of the patch boards just fell off. The squirrels came back. Ross ripped off the boards that were rotted and bought some new wood. Ross put in new joists and today we finally finished boxing the eaves back in. I got to use the nail gun. That was fun. So now the squirrels can't move back in. The boards on either end of the area we just put in need to be replaced. Maybe we can do that tomorrow afternoon. We'll also need to paint the boards soon. I'm just glad I won't have to listen to the squirrels scratching around up there anymore.

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