Master Splinter


Update – the very dead thing under my deck is still a mystery.  The foul smell remains.  What isn’t a mystery is that the inspector found a rat problem in our crawl space.   Apparently master splinter and his jerk friends pulled apart insulation, covered everything with poo and pee and made themselves at home in the debris and junk the old homeowners left under there.

The inspector actually asked me if I wanted to go under the deck and see.   

Hard pass.

Friday I am getting what I anticipate to be a “painful” estimate for cleanup.   The dumb part though is that “cleanup” still might not find the source of the smell. 

In other news I went to the dentist yesterday for a routine teeth cleaning only to discover two old fillings failed and I need 2 root canals and 2 crowns.  

Nope I don’t, is basically what I told the dentist.

I don’t know if it was the rat conversation earlier in the morning or the fact that experiencing natural childbirth is still fairly fresh in my mind….but either way signing up for 2 separate 5 hour pain sessions is a no go.   Maybe next year.


 Also I have to choose…spend a bunch of money to get rid of rats… or spend a bunch of money on dental torture.

Bye bye rats.

Until tomorrow.