Meet Hans and Kristoff.
I called the property manager and told him how the ashes exploded out from the fireplace. Except I didn’t mention I pulled off the pink foam board…I sort of glossed over that part. Ahem.
He said he didn’t mind if we had the chimney professionally cleaned and unblocked as long as we paid for it and didn’t ask the owner to pay.
I’m down with that.
Exciting! It’s the end of the season, but I will have a functioning fireplace next fall. I can’t wait to schedule the cleaning. I need my tax return money…
I’m afraid it will need a lot of extra expensive work though. Which we cannot justify doing to a rental house. Fingers crossed it only needs the typical cleaning and unblocking.
Everyone wanted to see a picture. You guys are crazy! I wasn’t about to take my expensive camera or my iPhone into an avalanche of ashes. However I did take a picture when I was partway done with the clean up so you can see the amount of ashes.
The trashcan is entirely full of ashes that I scooped up with one of those flower pots. You can still see more ashes in the fireplace that aren’t cleaned up yet. sigh
The bag was so heavy that we couldn’t lift it out of the trashcan. Who knew ashes weighed so much!?
We tied off the bag, then Tyler and I lifted the trashcan together and dumped it into a big box so we could drag it outside to the curb. I hope the trash truck took it.
Yesterday on our local homeschool group I saw a post from a woman whose veterinarian’s office had guinea pigs they needed to give away. Apparently someone no longer wanted them and left them at the office. They had three females and two males, plus two large cages.
Meet Hans and Kristoff!
Aren’t they adorable? We’ve never owned guinea pigs before. They seem pretty similar to rabbits as far as their care goes.
Rosie is so excited. She’s taking care of them all by herself. I do most of the bunny care, since the bunnies are a little hoppity and tricky. The guinea pigs are much tamer and a little smaller than our cat-sized bunnies. The bunnies live outside and the guinea pigs are living in the playroom so far. If they get too stinky they will move to a hutch in the barn next door to the buns.
This vet’s office was awesomely Kentucky, of course. It was up here near our new Castle House. They had chickens too!
I took the girls’ pictures outside of the vet’s office before we went in.
Despite the sun it was so cold and windy outside!
Their cage is huge. It almost didn’t fit in the van.
The brown one, Hans, is more friendly and much larger than the other one. The vet had no idea how old they were or any information about them. I’m sure they’ll be fully tame and friendly in no time with all of the attention they’re getting.