Mudcat Café message #3030890 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #133233   Message #3030890
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
13-Nov-10 - 01:57 AM
Thread Name: BS: Nov 2010 Declutter & Exercise reports
Subject: RE: BS: Nov 2010 Declutter & Exercise reports
It has been a quiet evening, after a late night at work. A glass of wine, the Internet, and me. :-)

I have a lot of house cleaning to do tomorrow. It is time to conquer the dust kittens. Time to scrub the tiles, mop the floors. And I think I'll work on the fireplace. I'm going to look for a solid chunk of styrofoam to cut and place inside the lower door on the outside of the chimney where ashes are scooped out of the fireplace. The thing is a bleedin' wind tunnel in winter, cold air gushing through (even with bricks blocking the hole in the hearth where ashes should be pushed through from inside the house.) I'll open the metal outside door on the brick chimney and fit styrofoam in there. And maybe steel wool. That might keep the mice out. I know they visit occasionally, I see their chews on the bag of dog treats that usually sits on the hearth.

Grrr. Mice.