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Shannone1
07-10-2008, 04:44 PM
Our neighbors gotta be wondering about us by now. :confused3

We moved in on June 3rd and haven't met anyone yet. We live on 5 acres and only have 2 neighbors on adjacent property. About a week after we moved in (bat incident #1) we were all sitting on camping chairs in front of the house at dusk watching where the bats were flying out from. It must have looked strange from the road....us just sitting there staring up at our house.

Then we disappeared for two weeks to go camping. Chad came back every other day to work in the office and we came back at midnight once during a bad storm to check on the place.

Now we come home and are camping in the driveway. We have the slides out, awning rug out and portable BBQ grill set up. We go into the house for laundry, games and showers during the day, but come back out here for meals and sleeping. We have an extension cord and hose running across the driveway to the MH. I feel like someone's poor relative...visions of Christmas Vacation are running through my mind.

We will finally be able to go in next Tuesday/Wednesday once the place is clear. But then we are leaving for another week of camping with friends on Friday !! It will be nice if EVENTUALLY we get to start enjoying our new home.

Here are a few pictures..
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l196/Shannone1/IMG_5682.jpg

Our house...you can see the motorhome off the the left.

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l196/Shannone1/IMG_5683.jpg

A close up of the house. You can see the support beams in the peaks...that is where the bats are coming in.

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l196/Shannone1/IMG_5684.jpg

Our home away from home. We had the awning and porch rug out until yesterday when the wind kicked up.

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l196/Shannone1/IMG_5685.jpg

The back of the house...and more peaks !!

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l196/Shannone1/IMG_5686.jpg

A close up of the action. They sealed up around the logs and then put up an excluder (one way door). So bats that are in the house can exit through the tube but they can't fly back in.

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l196/Shannone1/IMG_5687.jpg

The side of the house and our view for the past week. You can see the extension cord and hose running out from the garage.

clkelley
07-10-2008, 04:56 PM
Hey, sounds like an adventure to me!!!

2goofycampers
07-10-2008, 04:58 PM
Maybe they are saying " those new neighbors are a little BATTY". :lmao:

Shannone1
07-10-2008, 05:02 PM
Maybe they are saying " those new neighbors are a little BATTY". :lmao:

:rotfl2:

RvUsa
07-10-2008, 05:23 PM
All this cuz of a couple bats??? LOL :confused3

VACAMPER
07-10-2008, 05:28 PM
I wouldn't sleep with bats either.

Shannone1
07-10-2008, 05:30 PM
All this cuz of a couple bats??? LOL :confused3

We stopped counting at 20 when we were watching them fly out a few weeks ago. And two dead ones in the house are MORE than enough to keep me out of there !! Actually, the one in our sink wasn't QUITE dead yet...he was still moving around when Chad saw him. He is not a man who gets spooked easily, but I heard him yell all the way out here !! :scared1: :laughing:

RvUsa
07-10-2008, 05:34 PM
We're talking this

http://www.fws.gov/athens/images/Bats/Indiana_Bat.jpg

Not this right????

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/staticfiles/NGS/Shared/StaticFiles/animals/images/1024/vampire-bat.jpg


Bats are cool and very helpful to the ecosystem. We have bats in the house every once in a while, but we just open the door and shoo them out.

djblu883
07-10-2008, 05:48 PM
Bat feces is toxic to humans, it carries a disease that is fatal!!! Glad you are smart and keeping away from them!!!! Smart Girl!!!:thumbsup2

RvUsa
07-10-2008, 06:03 PM
I'm not saying to make them pets LOL. ;) I just hope they aren't killing them. As far as the feces, pigeon poo carries toxins too, but as long as you aren't rolling in piles of the stuff naked, I am pretty sure you would be ok.:lmao::lmao:

One of my favorite "dirty jobs" episodes was the one where he went into brakken cave and saw the MILLIONS of bats. The guano was at least a couple of feet deep, the only thing they were worried about was the ammonia and the flesh eating beetles. I think the disease that you are thinking of is histoplasmosis and is very rarely anything more than just a small case of the flu.
H. capsulatum is found throughout the world and is endemic (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endemic_%28epidemiology%29) in certain areas of the United States (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States), particularly in states bordering the Ohio River valley (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohio_River) and the lower Mississippi River (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi_River). (Positive histoplasmin skin tests occur in as many as 80% of the people living in areas where H. capsulatum is common, such as the eastern and central United States.) H. capsulatum grows in soil and material contaminated with bird or bat droppings (guano (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guano)). The fungus has been found in poultry house litter, caves, areas harboring bats, and in bird roosts (particularly those of starlings (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starling)). The fungus is thermally dimorphic (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermally_dimorphic_fungus). In the environment it grows as a brownish mycelium (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mycelium), whereas at body temperature (37C in humans) it morphs into a yeast (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yeast). The inoculum is represented principally by microconidia (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Microconidia&action=edit&redlink=1) that, once inhaled into the alveolar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulmonary_alveolus) spaces, germinate and then transform into budding yeast cells. Histoplasmosis is not contagious, but is contracted by inhalation of the spores from disturbed soil or guano.

DisneySoccerScouts
07-10-2008, 07:01 PM
John, while very informative that is way more than I wanted to know - basically you are saying we could get a yeast infection in our lungs?? Just great!

Shannone - at least you are getting your money out of your MH!

LONE-STAR
07-10-2008, 07:03 PM
Our neighbors gotta be wondering about us by now. :confused3

We moved in on June 3rd and haven't met anyone yet. We live on 5 acres and only have 2 neighbors on adjacent property. About a week after we moved in (bat incident #1) we were all sitting on camping chairs in front of the house at dusk watching where the bats were flying out from. It must have looked strange from the road....us just sitting there staring up at our house.

Then we disappeared for two weeks to go camping. Chad came back every other day to work in the office and we came back at midnight once during a bad storm to check on the place.

Now we come home and are camping in the driveway. We have the slides out, awning rug out and portable BBQ grill set up. We go into the house for laundry, games and showers during the day, but come back out here for meals and sleeping. We have an extension cord and hose running across the driveway to the MH. I feel like someone's poor relative...visions of Christmas Vacation are running through my mind.

We will finally be able to go in next Tuesday/Wednesday once the place is clear. But then we are leaving for another week of camping with friends on Friday !! It will be nice if EVENTUALLY we get to start enjoying our new home.

This is so sad for yall but horribly funny to read. I hope it all works out ok for yall:thumbsup2

PolynesianPixie
07-10-2008, 10:35 PM
Good luck Shannone! I know it's hard now, but eventually you will look back on this and laugh and probably have some really good memories!

John~ I have personal experience with that stuff you spoke of-not fun! We moved out near the lower Mississippi River for a while and we all got sick! Talking to my neighbors I learned that everyone is sick for about the first 4 months and then their bodies get used to it, I guess. It was from breathing in all the chicken guano :eek: Here I was, in the middle of nowhere Arkansas, 3 kids-one of which was only 2 months, not knowing anyone, with a workaholic hubby and sick as a freakin' dog!

Stay away Shannone! Stay away!!!!:laughing:

Gatordad
07-10-2008, 10:52 PM
KEEP IT UP SHANNONE

http://adamwest.com/_img_library/Batman_Series_1-7_t.jpg

Us3
07-10-2008, 10:57 PM
Maybe they are saying " those new neighbors are a little BATTY". :lmao:

:rotfl:

Shannone..I hope you get to enjoy that new beautiful home soon!! For now, enjoy the camping and the memories you're building with your family! :goodvibes

momoffive
07-10-2008, 11:15 PM
We too had bats before we moved into our new home. How the home inspector or the pest inspector missed them we'll never know :confused3. Thank God we still had our apartment the company put us up in. Before we could move in it had to be cleared, cleaned, and sealed. If you did sleep in there and were bitten you would have to have the rabies vaccine series and those are painful :sick: !!! Great choice in the MH, but I do hope you get to enjoy your new home soon!!
Loretta

Shannone1
07-10-2008, 11:53 PM
John- no worries about killing the bats. I personally think they are great as long as they are NOT IN MY HOUSE !! It is illegal to kill them here. All they can do is seal up the house so they can't get in. They put excluders (one way doors) on the house where they are coming in. Then the bats that are inside fly out but can't fly in again. After 3 weeks they come back and take the door out and seal it up. The only bats that die are the ones that are too young to be able to fly out on their own. I think the two dead ones we've found were young ones.

With the log home we have a huge support beam that is along the peak of the house. The bats have found a way to get up above the beam from the outside so we can't see them but sometimes the droppings have fallen down. I think the dead ones fell from there.

THAT is why we have to wait 5 days once the house is completely sealed. Any bats that can't fly out of the one way doors will starve after 5 days of not eating. We don't want to be in there with bats starving and desperate to find a way out.

RvUsa
07-11-2008, 12:08 AM
Ahhh the joys of a log home, welcome to the club. LOL I wasn't making fun of you and your bats, I was just pointing out that some people make them out to be giant blood sucking pests, when in reality, they are very important to all of us....

Hope they move out soon and you move in and start enjoying that awesome house, they sure seem to be....:lmao::rotfl2:

2goofycampers
07-13-2008, 11:40 PM
Still in the driveway?

Shannone1
07-14-2008, 12:04 AM
Still in the driveway?

Sadly, yes. The pros told us 3-5 nights. That was Friday afternoon. Tonight is night #3 and so far we have only seen three little bat droppings in the master bathroom. Nothing anywhere else. They weren't there yesterday which means that there was some activity last night. Now it could be from them just moving around up in that beam...or it could have been one flying around.

If 3 nights had gone by without seeing anything we would be safe to move back in. If however we did see something we were supposed to wait 2 more nights :headache:

We were all set to move back in tomorrow, and then we saw the droppings. ARGH. If they were in the loft or upstairs bathroom we'd go back. It was only 3 little drops. BUT they were in MY bathroom and I am not going to hide under my covers all night wondering if there is a bat in the room. And I am sure as heck not going to get up in the middle of the night and wander into my bathroom !!

So we are going to wait two more nights which would put us back in the house on Wednesday. We've been in the motorhome for 3 weeks now. Two camping at the campground and one week here at home. I am soooo ready to go back to my own bed and my big kitchen. But we are leaving on Friday for another week of camping and I am actually dreading it just a little. :rolleyes1

Thanks for checking on me. I have to tell you that we actually put the awning up yesterday. We got some rain on and off and we put the awning up to make it easier to come and go. We had a place to kick off our shoes and stick our umbrellas. Between the awning, grill and tie outs for the dogs...we really DO look like we are camping !!

2goofycampers
07-14-2008, 12:08 AM
Any neighbors come over yet to spy on you?

VACAMPER
07-14-2008, 12:11 AM
Aren't you planning a long trip out west? This could be practice for being in the camper that long.

2goofycampers
07-14-2008, 12:12 AM
Aren't you planning a long trip out west? This could be practice for being in the camper that long.

Look kids there is the neighbors house, dog, bush, tree etc.:rotfl:

Shannone1
07-14-2008, 12:13 AM
Any neighbors come over yet to spy on you?

No, but their dogs and my dogs seem to have hit it off. They were bark-talking over the brush line tonight. Our dogs would bark and then there's would and then mine and back and forth it went for about 20 minutes. Our miniature schnauzer actually sounds like she is talking not barking so much. They seem to have quite the conversation. Maybe they were talking about how silly we look camped outside when we have this big, beautiful log home waiting for us !!

Eventually I will meet the neighbors. We have a mutual friend so I know all "about" them, I just have yet to talk to them.

VACAMPER
07-14-2008, 12:15 AM
I hope your walking around in hair curlers and barefoot.

Shannone1
07-14-2008, 12:18 AM
Aren't you planning a long trip out west? This could be practice for being in the camper that long.

We are planning to go out west next summer. 8-9 weeks !! We've been joking that we don't know if we will all survive. We may find new homes for the kids/pets along the way....:lmao:

Seriously though, I think that will be different because we will be busy exploring new places and not just sitting around all the time in our own driveway. Chad won't be working and we will have all those new places to look forward to.

One thing I can tell you though...I won't ever be a full timer. Even with just Chad and I this would not be enough space for me. And I am tired of the rocking motion when the kids/dogs are moving around. Every morning I know when they all get up because I can feel them moving !! I also would miss real baths and long showers too much :sad2:

Vacations/adventures are one thing....living this way would not be for me !!

Shannone1
07-14-2008, 12:20 AM
I hope your walking around in hair curlers and barefoot.

And maybe I could blackout a couple of my teeth ;)

LONE-STAR
07-14-2008, 12:20 AM
I hope you get to sleep in your house soon. But speaking of new neighbors ours next door(moved in Thursday) where digging with post hole diggers
at 10:15 p.m. tonight :confused3 . Who knows what they where up to.

2goofycampers
07-14-2008, 12:21 AM
I hope you get to sleep in your house soon. But speaking of new neighbors ours next door(moved in Thursday) where digging with post hole diggers
at 10:15 p.m. tonight :confused3 . Who knows what they where up to.

One big hole, or lots of little ones? Any people or pets missing? :rotfl:

Shannone1
07-14-2008, 12:23 AM
I hope you get to sleep in your house soon. But speaking of new neighbors ours next door(moved in Thursday) where digging with post hole diggers
at 10:15 p.m. tonight :confused3 . Who knows what they where up to.

Wow...you must have really offended them if they were up that late working on putting up a fence !! Do you have this affect on ALL of your neighbors ?? :rotfl2:

LONE-STAR
07-14-2008, 12:24 AM
One big hole, or lots of little ones? Any people or pets missing? :rotfl:

1 big hole. So far everything is accounted for :thumbsup2

LONE-STAR
07-14-2008, 12:27 AM
Wow...you must have really offended them if they were up that late working on putting up a fence !! Do you have this affect on ALL of your neighbors ?? :rotfl2:

I thank it because we ride around on our golf cart playing Spectro Magic at night. Well DW drives I drink beer.:cool1:

2goofycampers
07-14-2008, 12:29 AM
Have you checked on your GC lately? ;)

LONE-STAR
07-14-2008, 12:40 AM
Have you checked on your GC lately? ;)

Its still safe thanks for asking. We would be lost with out it we really love that thing now. We go do our weekly shopping come home put up the groceries. I grab some beer and we go for a ride. Or after we eat dinner during the week we go for a ride,

2goofycampers
07-14-2008, 08:47 AM
Its still safe thanks for asking. We would be lost with out it we really love that thing now. We go do our weekly shopping come home put up the groceries. I grab some beer and we go for a ride. Or after we eat dinner during the week we go for a ride,

Us too, at first the neighborhood thought we were crazy, but now 2 others have GC's. One guy uses his to go from house to mailbox.:confused3 The other take theirs camping and seldom ride the neighborhood.

PolynesianPixie
07-14-2008, 09:01 AM
I'd love to have a GC, but we had a GC mishap at MILs on saturday. My nephew was driving around my DD9 and he took a turn too suddenly and threw her out! She has scrapes all up her legs, her elbows, a bruised butt and a whole in her head (a little one)! She's going to make it, but I'm not sure she wants to ride again anytime soon!

2goofycampers
07-14-2008, 09:06 AM
I'd love to have a GC, but we had a GC mishap at MILs on saturday. My nephew was driving around my DD9 and he took a turn too suddenly and threw her out! She has scrapes all up her legs, her elbows, a bruised butt and a whole in her head (a little one)! She's going to make it, but I'm not sure she wants to ride again anytime soon!

Sounds like a nephew problem, not a GC problem. :rotfl:

PolynesianPixie
07-14-2008, 09:08 AM
Sounds like a nephew problem, not a GC problem. :rotfl:

too true!

Us3
07-14-2008, 12:09 PM
We like to take the girls for rides in the evening too. We live toward the back of our neighborhood, so it works out great to go to the pool or tennis courts. We've also noticed a few other carts in the neighborhood...and lot's of folks saying they'd like to get one! :thumbsup2

lucy_love
07-14-2008, 02:08 PM
We are planning to go out west next summer. 8-9 weeks !! We've been joking that we don't know if we will all survive. We may find new homes for the kids/pets along the way....:lmao:

Seriously though, I think that will be different because we will be busy exploring new places and not just sitting around all the time in our own driveway. Chad won't be working and we will have all those new places to look forward to.

One thing I can tell you though...I won't ever be a full timer. Even with just Chad and I this would not be enough space for me. And I am tired of the rocking motion when the kids/dogs are moving around. Every morning I know when they all get up because I can feel them moving !! I also would miss real baths and long showers too much :sad2:

Vacations/adventures are one thing....living this way would not be for me !!

We took a 4 week out west trip last summer ( you can see the whole trip at the link in my sig) and it was amazing! I can't believe we didn't kill each other, the only problem we had was my 16 year old brother wanting to sleep and sleep and sleep! But we had no major fights :)

We are thinking of doing a longer trip next summer and going up into Canada!

Your house is beautiful!

VACAMPER
07-14-2008, 02:10 PM
Awesome house!:thumbsup2

jrandtysmom
07-14-2008, 02:22 PM
I love your house!!! It's beautiful, congrats! :thumbsup2

Shannone1
07-14-2008, 02:43 PM
Thank you all....it IS a beautiful house and I can't wait to start living it in again.


Update on bats- there was no activity last night anywhere EXCEPT the master bathroom (same place we spotted droppings yesteday afternoon). We had closed that door so we know now that the bat must be trapped up above the beam in there. So we are NOT going to be sleeping in the house again tonight. We are really hoping we find it dead by tomorrow morning and we can be done with it. Tonight will be it's 4th night without food and they can only live 5 days max without food. The door is closed tight so it can't get anywhere else. If we find the bat tomorrow and there are still no signs anywhere else...then we will move back in tomorrow night :thumbsup2

Shannone1
07-14-2008, 02:46 PM
We took a 4 week out west trip last summer ( you can see the whole trip at the link in my sig) and it was amazing! I can't believe we didn't kill each other, the only problem we had was my 16 year old brother wanting to sleep and sleep and sleep! But we had no major fights :)


We did the Mt Rushmore trip last summer. I loved your pictures...made me feel like I was right back there again. Looks like we hit the same major attractions. What campground did you go with ?? We stayed at Rafter J in Hill City which was very nice.

loveDmouse
07-14-2008, 03:49 PM
I wouldn't want them in my house but they are great to have outside the house. They eat lots of buggies! :thumbsup2
Glad they are doing what they can to not kill them. Hopefully there will be few casulties.


Shannone- your house is beautiful! Sorry things are a little (ok maybe a lot) batty there right now.

Just Beachy
07-14-2008, 04:46 PM
Shannone,
Hope your bat problem is over and you can move back into your house. It is absolutely gorgeous!!!! DH and I always said we wanted a log home someday. We have all different companies' floor plan books and videos. Once you are back in and home from camping, enjoy that gorgeous home! :)

K Killabrew
07-14-2008, 05:24 PM
Shanone, Good luck with the Bats. Your house is unreal.

AlyLynn
07-14-2008, 06:55 PM
Your house is amazing. When I showed my husband the pictures, he said "that's my dream house". Congratulations on your move, and my sympathy to you on your bat problem. Several years ago we noticed fruit bats outside (where they belong) by our pool, and I wanted to move--SERIOUSLY. I'm terrified of them. Hopefully you'll be in your beautiful home soon!:goodvibes

djblu883
07-14-2008, 07:38 PM
yup...



I'm not saying to make them pets LOL. ;) I just hope they aren't killing them. As far as the feces, pigeon poo carries toxins too, but as long as you aren't rolling in piles of the stuff naked, I am pretty sure you would be ok.:lmao::lmao:

One of my favorite "dirty jobs" episodes was the one where he went into brakken cave and saw the MILLIONS of bats. The guano was at least a couple of feet deep, the only thing they were worried about was the ammonia and the flesh eating beetles. I think the disease that you are thinking of is histoplasmosis and is very rarely anything more than just a small case of the flu.
H. capsulatum is found throughout the world and is endemic (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endemic_%28epidemiology%29) in certain areas of the United States (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States), particularly in states bordering the Ohio River valley (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohio_River) and the lower Mississippi River (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi_River). (Positive histoplasmin skin tests occur in as many as 80% of the people living in areas where H. capsulatum is common, such as the eastern and central United States.) H. capsulatum grows in soil and material contaminated with bird or bat droppings (guano (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guano)). The fungus has been found in poultry house litter, caves, areas harboring bats, and in bird roosts (particularly those of starlings (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starling)). The fungus is thermally dimorphic (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermally_dimorphic_fungus). In the environment it grows as a brownish mycelium (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mycelium), whereas at body temperature (37C in humans) it morphs into a yeast (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yeast). The inoculum is represented principally by microconidia (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Microconidia&action=edit&redlink=1) that, once inhaled into the alveolar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulmonary_alveolus) spaces, germinate and then transform into budding yeast cells. Histoplasmosis is not contagious, but is contracted by inhalation of the spores from disturbed soil or guano.

medic9016
07-14-2008, 07:58 PM
That's a nice house. I have never seen a bat cave like that. Good luck with the unwanted critters.

LONE-STAR
07-14-2008, 08:39 PM
I'd love to have a GC, but we had a GC mishap at MILs on saturday. My nephew was driving around my DD9 and he took a turn too suddenly and threw her out! She has scrapes all up her legs, her elbows, a bruised butt and a whole in her head (a little one)! She's going to make it, but I'm not sure she wants to ride again anytime soon!

Hope your DD is ok. Just remember Golf Carts don't hurt people people hurt people. (wow that was lame)(my saying)(I really do hope your kid is ok)

djblu883
07-14-2008, 08:53 PM
Beautiful home!!!! Hope you will enjoy it for years to come varmit free!!!!

Shannone1
07-14-2008, 10:05 PM
Thanks again everyone. I'll post some interior pictures later in the week when we are back inside.

seabee
07-14-2008, 11:52 PM
Good luck Shannone. I hope you guys are back in tomorrow night!

momoffive
07-15-2008, 12:00 AM
Beautiful Home Shannon, We too love the look and feel of a log home and have gone so far as to make some rough drafts should we ever buy our own land and build. I'll remember the bats and preplan though. Hoping you're indoors real soon, if only for a night or 2 before you leave again.
Loretta

PolynesianPixie
07-15-2008, 09:13 AM
Hope your DD is ok. Just remember Golf Carts don't hurt people people hurt people. (wow that was lame)(my saying)(I really do hope your kid is ok)

Thank you! She really is fine....just milking it!;)

Anne's Family
07-15-2008, 09:59 AM
Sooooooooo.... any bat poop today?

(OK, that's just not a question anyone would normally ask on any given day. Gotta love it.)

tungpo1
07-15-2008, 10:08 AM
Thats one heck of a house very, very nice!!!!!!! as for the bats just have a little pan fry those are some tasty buggers LOL

Shannone1
07-15-2008, 10:40 AM
Hope your DD is ok. Just remember Golf Carts don't hurt people people hurt people. (wow that was lame)(my saying)(I really do hope your kid is ok)


This is so true. I ran over my puppy once with my golf cart !!:rolleyes1 He was only a few months old and I was taking him for a ride. I was going REALLY SLOW thank goodness. He just jumped right off the cart and I clipped his head with the front tire. I was in the field a couple of acres behind our house. I grabbed the puppy (there was no blood just grass all over his head) and I started screaming for Chad and running for the house.

We jumped in the car and rushed off to the vet without even calling first. They are great and got him in right away. Turns out he was fine. There was some grass matted into his fur around his eyes, but no cuts or anything. It looked much worse than it really was. The milked it for a couple of days and got to sleep on my bed. ;)

Shannone1
07-15-2008, 02:53 PM
Sooooooooo.... any bat poop today?

(OK, that's just not a question anyone would normally ask on any given day. Gotta love it.)

Tuesday update-

About 10:00 last night we starting smelling the black tank in the motorhome. The tank was full (it lasted a week since we had the inside bathrooms during the day) and we had planned on taking it this afternoon to dump. But the smell was strong and so we decided to pull in the slides and go set up camp at our nearby membership campground. So we threw a few things in the car and by 11:00pm were all set up on a campsite with the tanks drained, kids in bed and Chad and I playing cards. The kids have been having fun at the beach/pool today while Chad is working. We'll be heading back home again late this afternoon.

As for the bat poop...there were two new droppings in our bathtub this morning....no where else !! So we are moving back into the house tonight, but Chad and I will NOT be using our bathroom until we find that one last bat. The bat people said if it doesn't turn up dead by tomorrow ( 5 days without food) then he will come out and check the beam again just to make sure it didn't find another way in & out. If he doesn't see any possible openings he will put up some glue traps to trap the bat and then come and fetch him once he is caught.

So in the last 6 days we have only seen 5 bat droppings spread out over a three day period and ALL in the master bathroom and nowhere else :cool1: Once we get the motorhome back over to the house tonight I am going to strip the beds and get all the bedding washed and reloaded for our next trip at the end of the week.

g8trmom1
07-15-2008, 03:02 PM
Shannone, I just wanted to say you are a better woman than me. I would have freaked out over all of this.
And
I LOVE LOVE LOVE your house!!!:lovestruc Please post pictures when you can!!!

Shannone1
07-15-2008, 05:08 PM
Shannone, I just wanted to say you are a better woman than me. I would have freaked out over all of this.
And
I LOVE LOVE LOVE your house!!!:lovestruc Please post pictures when you can!!!

LOL....I don't know about better. I'm just trying not to think about it too much and focus on other things. I will be second guessing myself while trying to fall asleep tonight in my bed. Anyone have some sleeping pills ?? :lmao:

Gatordad
07-15-2008, 05:11 PM
Shannone, I just wanted to say you are a better woman than me. I would have freaked out over all of this.
And
I LOVE LOVE LOVE your house!!!:lovestruc Please post pictures when you can!!!

u wanna move to michigan?