Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sammy Walnuts and the Squirrel Mafia

I mentioned on Facebook the other day that I am in the middle of a remodel project and I am currently gutting the main stairs, entrance, and upstairs landing & hallway. Now I live in an old house and we have squirrels travelling in the walls all the time - especially the winter.

So it is not unusual to find walnuts and the occasional corpse in the wall when tearing them out. Well many a year ago a false ceiling was put in over the main stairs and it became the main hangout for our furry friends, so I totally expected to find the above. I got two bodies and about 500 nuts (sounds like the beginnings of a good joke yeah?).

What I didn't expect was to wake up the next morning and find this dumped on the pile of rubble.

I guess the little Scarfaces noticed I was doing a good clean up and dumped the body during the night so I could get rid of it for them. I feel like I am in Goodfellas helping to hide the evidence.

Here is some more work in progress shots. This is the drop ceiling:

This is the break in the plaster underneath the drop ceiling where the squirrels were getting in.

1 comment:

Grandpa and Grandma B said...

Wow when the drop ceiling was put in place there was no original ceiling falling off. The drop ceiling was put in because of the lack of insulation in the original and no way to get into it. It was also hoped the slope would help move the heat from the radiator below the windows toward the bedrooms.