I do love Spring, but even I have to admit that it has a few quirky downsides.
A lot of folks in the U.S. miss the best parts of Spring because they’re stuck indoors scouring the files for any overlooked tax deductions. But today is the last day for filing tax returns, so those people should be able to bandage the paper cuts and step out into the great outdoors.
And if the outdoors isn’t so great right now, thanks to a cool-to-cold Spring, it’s still worth getting out and about to take advantage of some of the tax day freebies being offered by various businesses. (Gotta love the American entrepreneurial spirit!)
Since I don’t have a million calories to spare and my tax return was filed months ago, I’ll be taking advantage of the best freebie of all: a nice long walk through the neighborhood*. It’s looking quite pretty right now.
Hmm, one of these things is not like others.
By the way, that’s not dust on that bike seat. It’s pollen. Anything that’s outdoors and stationary for more than a couple of minutes will soon be coated in a layer of green dust. Seriously, I was sitting outside reading the other day and I had to keep wiping the green off my glasses!
The War on Squirrels
This is my dilemma on this fine Monday morning. My attic has been overtaken by squirrels! (Oh please, God, let it be squirrels and not something smaller and gross.) I have searched and searched for the breech in my domicile, but other than one tiny space that I’m watching now, I can’t find it. My next step is to get up ON the roof and check for an access point under a shingle or flashing. Those beasts are crafty and may have their front door camouflaged. Not that I can do anything about it at this point. I need to get them evicted before I seal up anything.
Anyone have any good tips for driving squirrel squatters out of the attic? (My Dad has trap cages I can borrow, but I don’t want to haul off a mother squirrel and leave any babies behind to die. In.My.Attic.)
Okay, time to get my day started for real. Fingers crossed I have a buyer coming for my duplicate treadmill in a bit! And if he doesn’t show, I have emails from two more folks who are interested. Whew!
Hope you all have an awesome squirrel-free Monday!
*Or I might take advantage of the free Schlotzsky’s sandwich and then walk at the park.