Category Archives: Family

Get ready…

… For a fabulous adventure! I will be heading down under early next month for three very full months of teaching, traveling and time with friends. The piles are growing of things I need and want to take along. Making sure it all fits and comes in within the weight limit will be a trick!… Continue Reading

Bats in the basement

Well, actually just one. On the top step of the stairs next to the door that opens into the rest of the house. Perhaps asleep? Or maybe not quite awake as it should have been hibernating. A brown crevice dweller by all indications. My love at first thought it was a clod of dirt from… Continue Reading

New critter – arrrgh!

Well, this definitely must be the year of the critter. There have been multitudinous amounts of mozzies (Australian slang for mosquitoes – more on that in a later post!), a forlorn baby dear that sounded just like a human baby crying, the previously blogged about spa mice and now….            … Continue Reading

Score one for me!

I need to give a big shout out to my friend Linda who shared a tip for keeping mice away: smelly dryer sheets! Apparently they don’t like the strong odor. With high expectation and mild reservations, I draped dryer sheets along the edge of the tub where the mice seemed to be getting in. Then… Continue Reading