I haven't had the same spring in my step lately.
The squirrel we found in my curtains last Friday night when we came home from work, unfortunately had plenty of spring in his step.
procrastinating in the process of having my chimney fixed for a while thanks to the previous owners, lipstick on a pig hasty renovation which didn't include a flue in the chimney.
It went like this: when we came home the dogs didn't meet us at the back door. And when my husband went to take them for their nightly walk they didn't seem interested...
And then I saw something squirming in my dining room curtain...
After us trying to poke and throw shoes at it we decided that this squirrel was not going anywhere...And somehow it had gotten inside the curtain panel...
This is never a good sign when you are hoping to salvage said curtains...Eventually my husband knocked down the curtain rod and pushed it out the door. It wasn't until he started shaking the curtain that the squirrel flew out...My husband did a little flying step of his own. The only humor I could find in the situation.
Especially when I saw the knawed holes in my curtain...
Potatoes Au Gratin For 2 Squirrel Invasion Victims
1 1/2 qt Corning ware baking dish
5-6 large Yukon Gold Potatoes
Grated Aged Gouda (1 cup)
1 1/2 Cups Half and Half
Salt & Pepper
Butter the baking dish and warm oven to 375 degrees. Using a mandoline slice potatoes at about 1/16. Start by a layer of potato slices (overlapping) then sprinkle salt and grated gouda in between each layer. When finished pour half and half over the layers and push down on the casserole. Sprinkle Gouda on top and place in oven for approx 1 hour.
Enjoy while searching on Pottery Barn for new curtains.