Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Oh nooooooooo

 
I couldn't think of any other heading for this post......... our son came to our home to help us get rid of a terrible smell so as a good and dutiful son he climbed into the ceiling to find the source of the stench ..... after much lifting of the insulation and crawling around on his knees he yelled out " I think I've found the problem but do you want the good news or the bad news " well the good news is he found the smell and he thinks it is a dead rat but the bad news is ..... its in the wall behind my bed" so I could do 1 of  2 things  smash the wall in and remove the problem or move out of the bedroom and wait for the smell to go away, naturally I didn't want to start smashing the house apart so I've been sleeping in another room but I miss my bed so much and my poor old back misses it too, hopefully I will be able to go back in there soon as the smell is slowing going  away.
 
On a better topic I've been beavering away at the SKOW quilting so that maybe finished very soon.
 

News on the "Earl Grey Moment" quilt........ I left my quilt with a very nice quilting lady today and I hope to get it back early January so I'm very excited about that. Tereasa and I had a good days outing, morning tea then to the quilt lady to discuss the quilting and of course lunch after that. Thank you Tereasa for coming with me, its good to have a bit of moral support.

11 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

the only thing I can say is it's better then a dead possum and it's better then a dead mouse/rat in the sliding door cavity that you can't get out........
I know the pain your in.........YUCK.......

shez said...

not good Helen,hope you are back in your bed soon.xx

Noela said...

My nose was wrinkling up as I read your post. Hope the smell doesn't take too long to go. Glad you have found someone to quilt your Earl Grey quilt. Hugs.....

Susan said...

Just as well you had someone to come and explore for you - but yuck - I can imagine its not nice - especially as its heating up. Also glad you have sorted the Earl Grey quilting problem - its a while to wait though isn't it?.

Maria said...

Oh No nothing worse than a rotting mouse/rat.. All you can do is wait.
Hope doesn't take too long Helen

Sandi said...

Glad you have found someone to quilt the earl grey...pitty about the rat though...maybe we can find some flesh eating beetles to help speed up the process...your not sleeping on MY quilt are you???lol

De said...

eeeeewwwww gross! You can get stuff that absorbs smells. Will talk to hubby tonight and email you! Glad you found someone to quilt Earl Grey it will be stunning!

Jeanette said...

Oh no. How awful. I was lucky that the rat that died in my house up north was in the roof. I feel for you. The stench is horrible. Hugs,

Nicola said...

Good news about finding someone to quilt for you but how awful about the rat.

Diann said...

That's terrible about the rat, Helen! Is there nothing else you can do apart from wait (and the wall smashing)? Surely you're not the only person in the world this has happened to. There must be some kind of dead rat remover out there. Good luck. Good news about Earl Grey though.

Vicki ♥ said...

I hope the smell goes away real quick Helen.....yukkk!! Looking at your SKOW quilt being quilted has convinced me to do mine all around the appliqued shapes. I wasnt going to but think they will look better. Happy quilting :) hugs Vicki x