Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Fall is in the air & so are the bats! EEK!

Ready or not fall is on it's way. HOORAY!!! Now let's get this straight, I LOVE summer! I have never been a fan of fall because it's Alvin's busy season. When you are in the rice industry, it's seven days a week of work, work, work. That's right, our running around completely comes to a halt during the months of September, October and runs into November. YUK!!! You would think after thirty-six years of this I would get used to it. NO WAY!!!! I love being with my main squeeze and harvest always get in the way of being with my bestest buddy. I'll just stay busy with our grandbabes and stay in the sky more often.

So with that said.....this is what I did yesterday. I know it may be a little early but, I was in the mood for a change. I changed my wreaths from summer to fall. I haven't got the pumpkins, pansies and mums out (still a little early for that), but here is a preview of my wreaths.

My front door wreath...


My new fall wreath ( I love the gerber daisies)

Carport door......Spring/Summer

Fall wreath



This morning I hear a commotion, run to the back door, open it and Alvin yells, "get back Bec". Well I slam the door, look out the window and I see Alvin with the fish net swatting at something. Thinking this might be blog worthy, I run get the camera and this is what I see........

My hero.....

But wait a minute....is my hero holding his shirt collar. Honey, it's a bat not a vampire!

Somehow, two bats had gotten on our screened in porch. TWO BATS PEOPLE!!!!!! EEK!!!
I wish I had videoed Alvin. Bless his heart he was cracking me up, swatting and ducking, swatting and ducking. Oh, what a sight! Being the hero that he is, he captured them both. Thanks Alvin for the early morning entertainment.

After Alvin left, I went out on the back porch to investigate. I noticed something lying on the floor and I'm like, "what in the world"? Well, I'm as blind as a bat (no pun intended) so I go in the house, get my glasses, go out and what in the world, but a half eaten bat. YUCKO! BOSCO!!!! Where are you my sweet kitty! Yup, looks like my "fierce hunter" has been up to his old tricks! We are still wondering how the bats got on the SCREENED back porch. We do have a kitty door, but how in the world. I guess we'll never know, at least I hope not! YIKES!!


nikkicrumpet said...


I am so glad you stopped by for a visit. I love following people home and seeing there spot in blogland. You have a gorgeous family and they look like alot of fun! Your new wreaths and such for fall are awesome. I have to get going on that fall decorating myself! Have a terrific day!

Faith said...

Oh my word! I love that you went to get the camera thinking that it would be blog worthy. You were right! Glad your man took care of those things for you, and hope they don't come back again!

And, your decorations look so pretty! I guess I need to get in gear and get my stuff ready!

P.S. Thank you so much for your prayers for us. They are very much appreciated!

Susie said...

Sis, Love the new fall hangings. They would almost put me in the mood for fall except it is so humid here!
Love the pics of Alvin. That must of been hysterical watching him!

Casey said...

That is the funniest thing I have ever heard. I literally laughed out loud. I think Daddy has seen too many scary movies-I love the fact that he was holding his collar. Also, I love the new Gerber Daisy wreath, I need that for my front door. It looks really pitiful and lonely right now. Love you, Casey

Eve said...

Oh my goodness. I have a kitty door. But I've never seen a bat around here in the fifteen years we've lived here. My brave warrior would probably run like a girl. He does not like bats or snakes. LOL

The way you change decorations for the seasons is so wonderful. I do love the Gerber Daisy one a lot. It is just unique enough to be special.

MiMi said...

Oh goodness! You are such a good blogger to immediately think about getting your camera. Tell Alvin I think he did a wonderful job of protecting you (and himself) and I am glad that we ALL got to see it!
Your new wreaths are all so pretty and you have gotten me to thinking about my needing to get some "stuff" down out of the attic and get busy. It's just so hot here still that I haven't been able to think about Fall too much! Thanks for the encouragement!

Jacquie said...

I love your new decorations. It does feel like fall's coming, doesn't it?

I laughed out loud at the pictures of Alvin! Too funny! (and I love how you talk about him - so sweet!)

His Doorkeeper said...

Funny that you mention "bats". Hubby got a bat in his shop this past week.Then I had lunch today with a friend (her hubby passed away and she lives alone)who told me she called her daughter this morning at 4 am because a bat was in her house! She was scared to death!

I got out my fall leaves and pumpkins....just couldn't help myself....I love fall!! Love all your arrangements!

Nancy said...

Hi Becky, I love all the different door treatments. That bat story must have been a hoot to watch...lol.

The Berry's Patch said...

Hi Becky,

I love all your seasonal wreaths. I change mine out as well. I can't believe you had bats in your screened in porch. I had an incident with a bat last night as well. I was at the dog park and one flew right at me. That has never happened before. Why would it fly at me. I swear I didn't provoke it. If I had my cat with me, it would have NEVER happened. :-)