Last week, I noticed shreds of wood near the spigot for the hose. I thought it was odd, but then we get so much construction debris from the new condo building next door that I figured it came from something they were doing.
Then, I found this- with telltale knaw marks:
I looked up at the four stained glass windows on the side of the building and I could see the first floor looked okay, but suspected the knarled wood trim had come from above and I don't mean heaven.
On the bright side, one of the advantages of this new 3-story condo building is that Steve asked the guys if he could go in and look at our windows from their building rather than pulling out the 30 foot ladder (not something you want to do on a Monday morning)
and here's what he found:
Here's a close up:
We know who did it of course: Scrappy. Yes, we name our neighborhood squirrels silly names and we feed them peanuts in the winter and this is the thanks we get.
The guilty party: beware Scrappy-the most evil squirrel in the land
Seriously, yet another project for Steve will be rebuilding the frames on the 4 stained glass windows (2 per floor) but obviously he hasn't time this year. We will probably end up screwing a storm window onto the moulding to protect the window till next year.
And if another houseblogger posts on shredded wood this week, I say we've got a theme going.