Monday, November 9, 2009

Problem Solved (Maybe)

I heard the squirrel in the attic this morning when I came into the kitchen for breakfast. That scratching and clawing of little feet overhead was not something I wanted to hear at 6 a.m. or anytime for that matter.

But I think I may have found the solution to the problem.

LBeau says he had experience in college making similar contraptions. The fraternity boys used them to launch water balloons at the sorority houses. I'm sure that made a good impression on potential dates.

Anyway, I'll let y'all know how it goes.


Soosie said...

That is so funny, Kathy..must show my e-group as Carter has a squirrel
problem..he calls them"rat bas.....",
oh, never mind what he calls them..he will love this solution.

Love that pic of Papa in his uniform..remember the red paper poppies well..wish they still did that now as much as they did when we were growing up.

Baumbastic said...

LOL, I love it. I used to have a dog whose goal in life was to kill a squirrel. She would have let you know anytime one came around. 8-)

tale of many cities said...

LMAO!! oh how i needed that laugh this morning.. thanks!! :D

Joyce said...

Too bad we don't live closer...this looks like something my hubs would like to help
with : )

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Too fun!

Robin said...

That is hysterical! I must figure out how to do that!


Robin :o)

arkie said...

That is so funny! We had a bird feeder that would swing them off when they got on it. They always came back and tried again. You must let us know if the squirrels come back for more!

Just Breathe said...

Love that video, looks like a good idea to me!

Sarah said...

Sorry to hear you have a squirrel problem in the attic, but I'm still laughing at the thought of your solution. Terrific! Those pesky squirrels are a mess. Good luck! ~ Sarah

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Good luck Kathy! That is quite a contraption! You are so funny! laurie

Sue said...

Okay what exactly does that contraption do? Does it shoot them away from the a sling shot?....the Boss gave up years ago and bought a high powered German bee-bee gun and he's a great shot....He picks them right off the side of the house...We had to pay $800 to have them extracted from their home up in the attic and like you had happen last year they get between the two floors of the house and that is super creepy....Atleast everytime they come back now Atlanta Wildlife comes out Lifetime guarentee...and fixes the new holes and puts the traps back....the best $800 we ever spent.....until Atlanta Wildlife goes out of business!!

Sue said...

Those little suckers are like cats- they always land on their feet!! So I think shooting them into the air might be futile unless they get are impaled somehow!! LOL But here's wishing you luck. I just discovered today that I have a woodpecker who is pecking holes in all of my wood siding! What is it with creatures invading our homes?!

Joycee said...

Hi Kathy, following your squirrel problems...they are a constant problem along with the deer. Yes, Hogscald Holler is on Beaver Lake where we live. She's up near Eureka Springs and is a crafter showing at War Eagle every year. Go visit her blog and say hi!
joy c. at grannymountain

nanny said...

That is too funny....would love to see my squirrels flying through the air....ha

Lou Cinda said...

SHUT ~ UP!! Too funny!!!!

I can just imagine what a passer by might think if they looked up in time to see an airborne squirell with that kind of velocity!!!

Love it!

Lou Cinda :)

Valerie said...

Hi Kathy!

Hope all is well! Happy Veteran's Day and thank you to your Daddy for having served our country. And while it is too bad that you didn't find the "scrapbook" of momentos until after your father's death...I think you are right in assuming that he probably would have rather not talked about his experiences with you.

My mother is the youngest child of 6 and the only girl. Her two oldest brothers were both serving during WWII (one was in the Navy the other the Marines) when she was BORN. Yup, 18 and 16 years older than her!!! But that is the only "war" story I ever grandparents were too young to have served in WWI and too old for WWII, but their sons, my uncles, served. I never ONCE heard war stories...such a shame in terms of losing family history as both have passed on.

Many blessings to you this Veteran's Day,

P.S. Happy Squirrel Hunting! LOL

susan said...

Kathy-Hope you had a wonderful trip and I can't wait to hear all about it. I am forwarding you an email I got. I immediately thought of you. Hope it makes you smile as you hear the scratching...may it's early reindee?!

Joyce said...

You are never going to top this little homemade video:) I have the same strainer and I will never be able to look at mine now without thinking of this post:)