Saturday, August 23, 2008

my house, the bat cave

i hate bats alot. even more then i hate lima beans. they are shifty little flying bastards that i don't trust.

imagine my horror when we came home from dinner with friends and margarita's to find an f-ing bat in our house. wtf? our house is not old, at all, so how a bat got in there i'm not sure. apparently they fly in through fireplace's, heating cooling vents and God knows where else. while my husband chased it around w/ a fishing net i stood in the kitchen under bright lights and screamed. constantly. for 10 minutes. i was absolutely no help at all. thank God for my friend darnell who schooled me on the art of in home bat removal. evidently all you have to do is turn out the lights and open a door and the skeezy bastard will just fly out, which indeed worked. otherwise my poor husband would still be chasing that damn bat because we have ridiculously high ceilings.

sleeping didn't go so well. i was afraid my sheets and pillows were all batted up. i could just picture it rolling around on my bed and grossing it up. i also had to sleep with my neck and wrists completely covered in case there was another one in the house somewhere and i have an irrational fear of things biting my neck and wrists.

as for my blogging absence, i needed a break. with ICLW last month i got completely drunk on blogging and ended up with a horrible blogging hangover.

29 comments:

Marie said...

EEEEWWWWW that would suck.

I am glad you are back!!

skrambled said...

Hahahaha! (sorry) Bats are freaky!
ICLW

Murgdan said...

YaY! Welcome back. I was hoping ICLW would revive you. :-) I know you needed a break...but come on...I like your blog and stuff.
oh. And EEEK. Bats are creepy.

andrea said...

i have noticed your absense! I was hoping everything was ok :)

and the bat - sick. we had them ALL.THE.TIME growing up and to this day i don't even like the word let alone thinking about it!

JenM said...

EW! Bats are yucky, and I would have done the same as you. No, actually, I probably would have locked my self in the bathroom with my cell phone while DH dealt with the bat. Did you wash your sheets yet?

Glad to see you back, I missed your posts!

Jen said...

Holy hell. That is disgusting. I probably would've hidden in the car until it was all over and let Mark deal with the dirty work.

kateypie35 said...

skeezy bastard....BWAHAHAHA

ewwwwww *shudder*

bats are nasty!!!

ICLW

Beautiful Mess said...

*new reader* Bats freak me out, too. I had one in my room once and everyone thought I was crazy. "There isn't a bat in your room, dumbass" I was right and that thing was promptly removed from my room. I totally feel your pain. Glad ya got that skeezy bastard out of there! Hope you get some sleep tonight!
-D *ICLW*

Rebecca said...

ICLW

Yeah, I'm with you...I hate bats! Living rural as we do, we get them in the late evenings...but they creep the hell out of me! Hope the little buggers are gone!

edie & ella said...

Glad to see you back....
What the hell with the bats?? We are house hunting and we walked up to a house last week and there was a dead bat on the steps.....we didn't even go in. I mean I didn't plan to buy a home in Transylvania.......I know that's spelled wrong... sam

Kristin said...

Ugh...a bat in the house...outdoors is ok but in the house would freak me out.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

The Muser (aka Beautiful Mama) said...

Ok, bat in the house would freak me out too. And I vote for ninja for the new career path. :)

Jaymee said...

hope you get a better nights sleep. thanks for the lesson, i would have no idea hwo to get a bat out of the house. we had a mouse and i moved, don't laugh i am not joking. i sold my house and bought another one. we were not planning it, i just said we are moving.

baby~amore' said...

Oh gross !
We had a bat in the kitchen once - at my fatherin law's farm - in the daytime and it took ages to get rid of the darn thing. Hope you get some sleep tonight.

They are nothing like Batman ! Haha

Here from IComLeavWe... (adoption,pregnancy loss, IVF twins)
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Stacie said...

I'm with you, bats are gross. So glad you made it through the night without any bites! :-)

Just Me. said...

I f-king hate bats!!!!!!

I know what you mean about having a blogging hangover! :)

Danifred said...

Bats are disgusting- little flying rats! Glad you were able to get it out. By the way- I plan on clicking the little handicap guy next to the verification code to comment :)

Andrea said...

Oh, that would be awful! I do the same stand-there-and-freak-out-thing while my husband kills our spiders. I can't stand them. I hope your bats stay far, far away from now on.

(ICLW)

Raggedy Ann said...

Would you hate me if I told you I kind of like bats. They're actually quite cute. Sorry!

Thanks for comment on my blog :-)

RA

Amber said...

When I was about 10 we got a bat in our house in the middle of the night. I'll never forget waking up to my dad and stepmom running after it, continually trying to throw a towel over it and continually failing. Honestly, I don't know how they ever got the thing out!

Hope you sleep better tonight!
(Here from ICLW)

g said...

sorryc about the bat! they are the worst! especially when they fly into your hair! YIKES... that happened to me as a child... i grew up i new england where they have kamakazi bats.. its crazy! they like to dive bomb you!

(ICLW)

Elizabeth said...

I would think my bed was all "batty" too!
ICLW

Angela said...

Hey I missed you. I found a back door way to read your blog at work because the primary site is blocked but if I log into google reader I can still read this at work. (angela 1, work 0)., luckly I found some other sarcastic bloggers out there while you were away, (Fugly Horse of the day, nurse ratched's place, white coat rants, if your interested,) but yours is by far the best keep it up!

tripmom827 said...

Yuck! I couldn't agree more about hating bats. I have a friend who has a bat hangout ro something in her backyard to get rid of insects. I never go over there to play at night!! That's for sure.

ICLW

dmarie said...

Eck! That's wild. I'll definitely know what to do now though if a bat ever gets caught in the house :)

Sweet Georgia said...

Bats are pretty scary. Haven't had one in our house, but once when I was camping I had a bunch fly right over my head and land in the tree above me. I could literally feel the air from their wings moving the hair on my head. Yuck!

I didn't know that about how to get them out of the house. Definitely good to know.

from ICLW

My name is Andy. said...

YUCK! I can't imagine. We once found a DEAD bat in the globe of a light when the bulb burnt out. no idea how long it had been there, but it creeped me out!

Shereen said...

AHH! I would shit if there was a bat in my house. Creepy! Dumb DH would think it was cool. Also - whats ICLW??

Katie said...

Oh that would gross me out too. I don't know what I would do if one was in the house.
ICLW visitor