Thursday, September 4, 2008

I'm Really Not Making This Up















We had another bat in the house this morning. (Just when you had asked, Elizabeth! Go figure.) I was enjoying my coffee and a book this morning at 5:30 am when all of the sudden this little guy came swooping in from the screened-in porch and flew around the downstairs. I screamed. (I really never scream about anything but there's something about swooping bats that gets to me.) (Okay, well, I think it's the wingspan, even though he looks so tiny in the picture.) He finally came to rest in the corner of a living room beam, where the hubby trapped him in a container. So, another call to animal control today to send him off and have him tested.

Holy infestation, Batman! I think we may have an issue.

9 comments:

Tom Barrett said...

That is too funny! Wonder if he chased a bug in to your house. We have bats around here we see at night, but they never come really low.

And about the scanner, I have an EPSON Perfection 4490. It is a slide scanner as well. However, I don't use it for that hardly anymore. It has served me well so far.

Diana Evans said...

how cool is that!!! you will have to invite him back for Hallowe'en!

Jennifer said...

Tom-- yeah, we have them too, but this is the first year that two have come inside! The animal control people were not very happy...

Diana-- Ha! I've had enough scariness already! :-)

christine mercer-vernon said...

funny but not funny! no one should have to deal with bats at 5:30 am, what in the world were you doing up that early???

Jennifer said...

Drinking coffee, haha! Seriously, my kid's bus comes at 6:30, so I like to get up earlier in order to get lunch and stuff organized. It's usually so peaceful that time of day!

Frank Gardner said...

Hah, funny. You are now officially "The Bat Lady".

I have an Epson too and like it. I always wondered how to clean under the glass, but since I dont need it for presenting artwork, I put off going much past that wondering stage. Must be the daydreamer in me.
LOL

Jennifer said...

Frank-- Sheesh, I guess so! Not the kind of notoriety I was looking for...

And, yeah-- I'm definitely daydreaming about a new scanner... dreaming about the mucho dinero I'd need... ;-)

Viviane Schwarz said...

Hello!
Ooooh that's exciting!! We have bats flying around the house sometimes and it's the most exciting wildlife we ever get... but in the house, that WOULD be odd...

I got an Epson Perfection 4490 as well, by the way. Bought it on recommendation of illustrator colleagues. I guess there are better new models around - but on the other hand, this one is lovely and probably cheap now!

Jennifer said...

Viviane-- Yes, odd, especially when you're only half awake!

Thanks for the scanner recommendation. I'm definitely leaning toward an Epson... we'll see how long I can stand to wait...