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The Worst Thing Today

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Sheramy
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Postby Sheramy » Sat June 20th, 2009, 1:39 am

"Misfit" wrote:Aiyee! I'd be going nuts with just the noise let alone the thought of those creepy things back there. Anything PETA can do to help? :rolleyes: ;) :confused:


LOL! Actually, Peta would probably be very happy that the animal control guy is respecting the law and the life of the animals and would want them left there forever. They are not very loud, thank goodness. I only hear them when I run the water or make noise in the bathroom; it must disturb them, because then they chirp and squeak. I think it's the babies I hear, because mommy/daddy should be sleeping during the day.

The nice animal control man reassured me that only 1% of this kind of bat carries rabies and that they are completely uninterested in invading my home (unlike say, if it were fruit rats, another common FL critter--yuck!). They can't chew through things like rats can to get in. They just want to hang out in the attic and raise the babies. Nor are they very big, even when grown-up, only 3 inches long or so. This is what I tell myself when I hear the chirping and fluttering! I am hoping that I will not notice it any more after a few days, and we can happily coexist until late August, when they will be evicted and forced to find a new home. (But NOT killed, for which I really am glad despite the creepy factor.)

It could be worse. If it were fruit-rats, I would just die. Then I'd move. :eek:
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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Sat June 20th, 2009, 5:05 am

Sigh, while we make the effort to call my youngest nephew on his birthday (June 18th), my sister doesn't bother to make the effort to call her ONLY biological niece on her birthday (June 19th). Annoys the heck out of me!

Edit: She finally called at 10:35, a bit late for calling if you ask me!

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Madeleine
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Postby Madeleine » Sat June 20th, 2009, 9:44 am

In the UK, all types of bat are protected species and only experienced bat experts are allowed to handle them; their roosts are also protected and, as you say, they can only be sealed up after they've all left. Must admit the squeaks would freak me out a bit, but hope you all manage to get along OK.

As a footnote to my dove story, saw a fox marching off with the unfortunate bird in its mouth, it was carrying it very carefully.
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Telynor
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Location: On the Banks of the Hudson

Postby Telynor » Sun June 21st, 2009, 3:17 am

Watching the dreadful footage out of Iran tonight on CNN. It's hideous, and not for the sensitive to see.

On a more personal note, trying to get used to testing myself with the glucose meter. Even though it's one of the those 'painless' ones, it's still awkward as hell.

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Postby LoveHistory » Tue June 23rd, 2009, 9:56 pm

Telynor, my husband has been diabetic for over 20 years. You will get used to it.

My five year old pulled another up-at-2-AM last night. And hasn't gone back to sleep. That combined with heat and really high humidity make for a long day. On the bright side though: ice cream for supper!

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Misfit
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Postby Misfit » Wed June 24th, 2009, 12:12 am

"Telynor" wrote:On a more personal note, trying to get used to testing myself with the glucose meter. Even though it's one of the those 'painless' ones, it's still awkward as hell.


Oh, the joys of pricking one's finger every day. Although the meds and diet changed turned things right around and the readings are very acceptable now :)
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Ken
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Postby Ken » Thu June 25th, 2009, 5:33 pm

The death of Farrah Fawcett after a long and painful illness aged only 62!

An Icon of the '70's!

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Postby boswellbaxter » Thu June 25th, 2009, 5:37 pm

"Ken" wrote:The death of Farrah Fawcett after a long and painful illness aged only 62!

An Icon of the '70's!


Poor lady. Ah, all those Farrah haircuts . . .
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nona
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Postby nona » Fri June 26th, 2009, 1:07 am

Micheal Jackson died today, I admit I loved Thiller, at the age of 50. I heard they resusitated him on the way to UCLA when he stopped breathing.

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Alaric
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Postby Alaric » Fri June 26th, 2009, 12:38 pm

Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson have all died this week.


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