Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Bringing the Outside In. Literally.

I leave every morning to pick up Sierra from seminary at 6:40am. 
I have no problem waking up, but I'm usually pretty slow moving and
my vision right after getting out of bed?
Not the clearest.
But it was clear enough that as I walked by the fireplace on the way 
to the garage, I noticed something. Smallish. Darkish. Different-ish.

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See it up there?

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Perhaps it was a cobweb.....or a moth....
I climbed up on the brick hearth to get a closer look.
Which I then realized I might not really want.

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I'm not scared of snakes, but the thought of them just 
POPPING THEIR HEADS OUT OF THE WALLS
 is the stuff that nightmares are made of.

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 Mama's gonna need some caulk.

32 comments:

  1. Ohh man, I would have freaked and probably not returned home for a few days...you are a brave woman!

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  2. OMG! I would have screamed bloody murder and gone running for the hills if that thing came out of my wall haha

    Maegan Romanello
    megsbakescakes.blogspot.com

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  3. SELL THE HOUSE!!!! I think that would be my only choice, snakes are my biggest fear, and seeing that one in your house makes me want to have my husband check every cranny of our house. YIKES!!! How did you get rid of it??

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  4. Oh my!!!! What a wake up call! I would never sleep in that house again!!!!

    BTW, I gave this blog an award because I love it!!!

    Details on my blog:

    http://www.aquestionfortheteacher.blogspot.ca/2012/09/i-won-awardyeah.html

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  5. Hollywood made "Snakes on a Plane". I think "Snakes in your Wall" could be a great sequel to what I'd consider a definite horrifying movie (experience). Maybe with the movie profits you could buy enough caulk to keep those snakes sealed out. Really, I can't believe the snake was so accommodating to keep his head popped out for a pic ... movie star potential ;) Good luck with the exorcism.

    Robin @ happilyhomeafter.blogspot.com

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  6. OH MY GOSH!!!! I'm so scared I may never visit your blog again!! :)

    Seriously I would have croaked!!! What did you do??? I'm dying to know!!

    If you go to my blog and go back a post of two you can see what was in the street in front of our house the other night. It is SO GROSS AND SCARY TOO!!!

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  7. I would have to move. I see no other option.

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  8. That's scary in my book, baby or not.

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  9. Holy Cow! I've lived in the country most of my life and never had a snake in the house!

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  10. NO!!!!!!! Is that real? A child is pulling a prank on you, right? I think I would just close off that room and never use it again!

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  11. What did you think would happen when you went and made your house so lovely? Look what happened in the Garden of Eden! Snakes love beauty and women who can be tempted into doing crazy stuff (like having a bunch of kids, running her own business and blogging about it all) LOL

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  12. I have no problem with snakes either, but I am in total agreement that them peeking their little heads out from my INDOOR walls would be a tad too much. Caulk away, sister!

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  13. Update:

    When Roger went to go "grab it's head" (advice that goes against everything I've ever seen on Animal Planet), it slithered back in. Within 20 minutes he had poked back out....like he was trying to figure out if it was worth coming all the way inside or not.

    As of now, the answer was no because it's disappeared and although I'm not terrified....much...there is no way I'm gonna go search for him. It must have come from the attic, since that's right where that fireplace wall goes.

    {There's a very real chance that I won't be getting out Christmas decorations this year.}

    Also, since we have a 2 story house, the attic is a walk-in type, with a door in the boys closet. Technically the little guy could decide to creep into their bedroom at any moment. Suffice it to say, I haven't told them about that part. Fingers crossed that they don't figure it out the hard way....

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  14. Oh, no! I don't have much of a problem with snakes myself...as long as their outside. Totally not cool to have one in the house.

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  15. I think you win the "Creepiest Halloween Decorating Award" in blogland this year, kiddo!

    Caulk is a good idea. If he found his/her way in, he/she will find a way out, too. Unless there are mice-then you have an exterminator!

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  16. There might be a whole nest of them up there.

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  17. I have the heebie jeebies now!

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  18. Holy Mother of Pearl! I would never be sleeping in that room again!!! :X

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  19. Is it a bad thing when your mother is laughing? I did actually! I'm not sure if it was a "worried laugh" or if it was a laugh that the snake would poke his head out and say "hi" in your house. If I know you.... somebody in the house is going to catch him soon.

    I like the idea of the mice in the house though. Although I'm not sure of what a "snake trap" would look like... glass... one way in??? anyway... the idea of the mice is a good one... You would need one very small "pinky" mouse... just a baby... not much hair (thus the "pink") and put it in a small cage up on the ledge above the fireplace... He should go for it AND it should be far enough from the kids that he would come out to eat. You could also check with the fire department and ask them if they help find snakes... they get cats out of trees... so you never know! I love you... be safe!

    Love, MoM

    P.S. I guess with the kids gone to school you still aren't completely alone!

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  20. I'm not squeemish about things like snakes, but like you, I don't want them sticking their heads out of my walls. No sireee Bob!

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  21. This needs to be on a TV show. Unbelievable.

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  22. This kinda made me giggle (no offense). I love snakes and we have lots of little ones in our yard and I always seem to be rescuing my husband from them while he does yardwork. Good luck catching him! They're sneaky little buggers.

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  23. Great...and I thought moving to Texas would remove creepy things from falling on our heads from cracks in the walls, vents, pocket lights. Instead of scorpions it's snakes! *shudder*

    Also, I have jinxed myself because I totally laughed out loud throughout this post. If you hear a scream coming from a couple miles north, don't pay no mind. It's just karma getting back at me. ;)

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  24. Seriously, might have to move. Have often thought, what if a snake got in.....? I feel for you.

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  25. Holy cow! Did you fall off the hearth? Because I probably would have...

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  26. Oh my heck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  27. Holy crap!!! Now that is freaky beyond my ability to cope.. You need a lot of caulk!! Good luck :)

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