We had a bat flapping around INSIDE our house last night. Not once, but twice! I suspect that it never really left the first time, but hung around in the shadows for an hour or two only to reappear later. We were watching television in our basement and something fluttered in near the ceiling. Seeing it first out ot the corner of our eyes, we thought we were imagining things, but nope, there it was, a leathery looking little black bat!
I'm not afraid of bats, but really don't want to risk having the family or dog bitten. We thought that the bat had left when we opened a door for it, but it was discovered still flapping about the house as we were heading off to bed. THIS time we watched to be SURE it actually left.
I am sure that right about now, some readers have the impression that I live in a creaky, old house with broken windows and cobwebs everywhere......complete with musty old attic. I don't. Really! Our house is about as standard, late 1970's as it comes.......and we don't even have access to our shallow attic space. I think the bat may have flown in through a patio door that was left open unattended for a minute when the dog was being called.
In baking news, that big bowl of apples I posted a photo of yesterday has become two pies and an apple crisp. Gobbled down with Premium vanilla icecream, the apple crisp is already gone.
This little device, an "apple-peeler-slicer-corer" made short work of the eighteen cups of sliced apples needed.
On the knitting front, the lowered neckline of the Twisted Rib Tank is causing me a bit of confusion and grief. Failed efforts at trying to keep track of the decreases at both the armhole and neckline edges at the same time has had me doing a bit of frogging and tinking, but I think I have finally got it working right. One of the drawbacks of making your own patterns is having to do all the more complicated figuring yourself.