Monday, June 14, 2010

Oh What A Mess!!!!

Last Monday, DH went into our RV and told me that he could smell something like sour milk in it. So I went to see and cleaned the zinc area thinking it might be coming from the drain. The next day, the smell was still there and was a bit stronger. On Wednesday, I decided to try to find out where this smell was coming from. I search and finally told DH, it is stronger in the bedroom and especially around the ceiling fan area. At first, he thought I was out to lunch but decided to take the frame out from around the fan - just to satisfy me. LOL Well, guess what, it was filled with urine and fecal and we started to hear some noises from the ceiling. We now know we have a mother squirrel and we think she has had her little ones up there too. We have tried to entice her with food to come down but no go.

The smell is so bad that we cannot stay in the RV for any great amount of time. We have called our local RV dealer and have made an appointment for them to clean it out. The earliest they can work on it is June 22nd and it is a long and very expensive job. On top of that, the only way they can do this is to remove the ceiling. The insurance company does not cover any rodent damage. So DH and I removed all the clothing, bedding, and foods. We also removed all furniture with the exception of the chesterfield. We even removed all the drawers and the mattress. I have washed all that could be washed and am storing it everything in the house until our problem is resolved.

If anyone has a suggestion on how to get that !^%&*(( squirrel family out of there, please let us know. The longer she is up there, the worst the mess to be cleaned up.

That is my tale of woo for today.

On a better subject, we are seeing a lot of mother ducks and their ducklings going by on the lake. The ducklings are getting a bit bigger and are so cute. I do love living on the lake.

Have a great day!


Pumpkin said...

I feel so bad for you and Dad :o( I was telling DH about it and he was just imagining the mess and shaking his head.

MOTHER! I can't believe you swore! I think it's well justified though ;o)


Kathy said...

Talk about bad luck! How do squirrels get into that kind of place anyhow? Hope you get the holes where she goes in and out, blocked.

Alberta said...

Oh Mumzy...I ca not imagine what you are going through with this squirrel family. I have never heard of that before!

Good luck with the professional clean-up and detailing. Hopefully it won`t be as expensive as yo are dreading.

Irene said...

Oh No ! I don't know why it is they like to live in roofs. Good luck.

WendyCarole said...

how dreadful hope you get it sorted