When we bought our house the inspector suggested getting a screen to cover some air vents in the attic. They're covered on the outside, but there is a small opening that a bird or small critter could get through.

Of course, time went by and we didn't think much of it.

Until this week.

The last few nights I've heard something scratching in the attic. At first I thought I was imagining it but when I caught the cat staring at the ceiling intently, I knew there really was something above us.

So we went out shopping today to pick up some supplies and cover the two air vents.

I volunteered to go into the attic because I'm smaller and the opening is pretty narrow.
Lets just say it isn't the most fun thing I've done. The previous owners blew in insulation. It doesnt have fiberglass, but I don't remember the exact name. It's like shredded paper or cardboard. Very soft, I'll tell you that.

Even with a mask on, which didn't quite fit me, (maybe they make child size ones?) I still inhaled some insulation.

I never did see anything up there, nor any signs of anything having been there. Of course, the insulation was so thick that it would be easy to miss something.

But the very single project that I had for the day is done. Now I can just be lazy.


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