Teh Squeaky Wheel
Is it Cat In The Wall Tuesday again??
I’ve had rats in the wall, but never cats. And I had bats in my apartment in Chicago once; but flying around rather than in the wall. Another story for another time…
HOAs = you love government so much that you voluntarily submit to another layer of it.
Dv8’s not wrong about that. Which is one of the many reasons I greatly prefer not being part of one. A certain percentage of homeowners have Stasi-like tendencies and, since they’re one’s neighbors, there’s no surcease from their malicious, gimlet-eyed scrutiny.
JimCo has worked at some places where the local self-appointed Cheka actually kept meticulous track of our daily start -- stop times to ensure we didn’t violate their CC&Rs. Or measured the sound levels of delivery vehicles loading materials onto roofs and much other foolishness.
Sven -- Don’t know about other states, but in CA, HOA’s have CC&Rs (Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions) which are legally binding and are registered with the state.
HOA resident keeping a close eye on those smelly, filthy manual laborers killing themselves in 108ºF weather to ensure their $750K townhome is kept watertight:
Oh. You are getting cats out from being trapped in a wall; I thought you were trying to seal them in like Poe’s The Cask of Amontillado.
Good morning, Fatwa -- happy Tuesday, GN. No rain in sight, but plenty of wind.
Perhaps some time, I’ll tell all y’all about squirrel tea!
(it’s somewhat pertinent to the thread pic)
But for now, I have to sleep. Libertarian Marc is arriving sometime this afternoon, and I have to work tonight also.
Oh by the way, we found some old xmas cards from some of you. I put them up with the rest of the Christmas cards. Harper had them with a stash of rare treasures some of which are wheel related.
Anyway, I had some wheelie cards in with my xmas cards. Now I have more.
Also: I feel a bit remis that I didn’t send cards this year myself. I was planning on it, but I let the time get away from me.
Thanks to Mac for the info you provided.
Happy Wall Cat Tuesday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, Sven, and dv8 (and Harper!)!
Cats in the walls? I don’t want to even think about how that happens.
dv8 (and Harper!) -- enjoy your visit with Libertarian Marc!
In 1979 I moved back to San Jose and rented a house. A few years later a mother cat got into the attic and had a litter of kittens. I could hear the sound of kittens through the ceiling. When they got big enough to start wandering one found an opening in the top of the wall and fell down. No fire breaks so it ended up at floor level. I could hear it crying, it was like a classic Twilight Zone episode, Little Girl Lost.
I pulled the baseboard off and made a cut in the wall. Of course I was off and had to extend the cut, but I got the kitten. The access was in the hall ceiling. I did not have a proper l;adder so I had to jury rig something I don’t want to remember. When I put my head through the hatch the mother cat was most agitated. That changed when I put her baby up in the attic. She grabbed it and took it to the nest and investigated me more calmly. The little bastard then made a beeline straight for the same opening it had fallen in before. I had to get up in the attic and crawl over to it and plug the opening with foam padding and insulation. Mother cat was again agitated but I did not approach the nest. She later moved out, either because she did not find it secure or because they were big enough. Climbing down out of the attic was something else I do not want to remember. I sort of patched the wall and covered it with the baseboard.
I moved into that house with one wife and moved out with another (my little mouse)
I pulled the baseboard off and made a cut in the wall. Of course I was off and had to extend the cut, but I got the kitten
Not going to say anything.
Greatest line ever!
A long and thoughtful essay on coivd and vaccinations.: https://www.coryzue.com/writing/coming-clean/
Excellent! Thank you.
Opening Brenda’s dryer…good evening, Dv8, Jerry, Mac, and Paddy!
I had a surprising conversation today with some co-workers about teh bestest place ever’s request for vax status. One had taken my tack and wrote to HR that he had already submitted his status as part of the medical insurance requirements and saw no need to directly inform the company of his personal medical information; not sure what the other two did, but both expressed their feelings that this was likely a hippa violation and that the method for submitting the information wasn’t all that secure. All three were of the opinion that this was stupid and a govt overreach.
All three are much younger than I am -- gave me hope that even living in CA, I wasn’t entirely alone in my thoughts and impressions and maybe there’s hope in the younger generation.