So today I had decided to paint the skirting boards in the hall/landing of the house but after my heavy day of painting yesterday I decided to do something different; filling up the firewood supplies for the house. (all fun stuff) I kitted myself out in the wood carrying apron that Shelly had made to enable more wood to be carried per trip and then I headed down to the wood pile. Now there are has two wood storage areas inside the house, one in the kitchen for the wood burner that heats the house and one for the fireplace in the living room. I started with the one in the kitchen and even with the ingenious apron it took about ten trips back and forth (and it's quite a way) to fill it up. For the larger storage area in the living room I decided to use the wheelbarrow to cart wood up from the wood pile and then after some messing about with the old patio doors (and cleaning out of years of accumulated dog fur and gunk - ergh) I got them to open so I was able to take the wood straight into the living room rather than having to traipse through the house with it. (It's been outside for ages and is full of dirt/creatures that fall out when you carry it around) After a few more trips to the wood pile the job was done so I cleaned up and then settled down on the sofa for a well earned rest. #
I spent a while watching TV and playing poker then I got peckish and decided to see what tasty edibles were in the house. It turned out that there were none so I weighed up what baking ingredients were about and about half an hour later I had a big plate full of peanut, almond & cashew nut cookies sitting in front of me! They were really nice, not too sweet and not too, well, nutty. I called my Sister and had a good long chat with her which was nice, then I had my tea (and another cookie) whilst watching Little Miss Sunshine, (which is a great film!) had a couple of beers and then headed up to bed.
Once I had brushed my teeth and got in bed I heard the same noise that has been present the past few nights when I've been trying to sleep. It sounds like the animals of farthing wood are on the roof and inside the walls, scratching and gnawing away trying to get into my living space. If it's mice or squirrels it wouldn't be too bad really, I just hope that it's not racoons or skunks but I shall have to wait until Dave gets back to check it out as I haven't seen any ladders long enough to get up to roof level. Until then, I'll just keep a spade by my bed I think then if anything manages to make its' way into my room it won't last long. (splatting a skunk would mean the house would have to be burnt however as the stench would soak into everything and it's horrible)
Right then, I'll be off now I think. If you don't see a blog from me tomorrow then I may have been eaten in my sleep.