austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,

He wore a cane and derby hat

So, then, bats. We've had some in the attic, and had a couple instances of them getting out of the attic and into the house proper, and that's enough of that. We finally got a guy in to figure out what bat-exclusion is going to require.

Happily, it shouldn't take much. As best he can figure there are probably only one or two bats living in the attic, a handful of males, rather than a maternal colony that would be a lot of creatures to deal with. And the exclusion looks to require mostly the sealing over of one hole, a spot where squirrels got in years ago, and then some caulking along the front and back of the house. They'll be coming around to do that in the next couple weeks; since they don't need to get into the house for anything they figure they don't even need to make an appointment, really, just show up and do the work.

So that's at least one more bit of general home repair work filed away.

Meanwhile my mathematics blog has been going on, and it's got a bunch of posts that I've mentioned and numbered as they went up, but which I want to collect here because that does help people notice them. Mathematics posts since the last roundup include:

Trivia: Paul Terry's cartoon studio created the character Kiko the Kangaroo following a discussion with Roger Ferri, editor of the 20th Century Fox house organ, who thought a kangaroo would be a great character. Source: Of Mice And Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons, Leonard Maltin.

Currently Reading: New Jersey: A History of the Garden State, Editors Maxine N Lurie, Richard Veit.

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