I not only HATE bats but I'm really really afraid of them! They just give me the creeps!
This is the front door entrance way to my home. Well, bats have thought it would be a great place to hide out and get some bugs, I guess. CREEPY! My fear had gotten so bad that when my husband and I would go any where at night I would make him go ahead of me and do a bat check! And if I happened to be by myself I would just walk slowly to the door and try to keep my head down while doing the bat check! So far this summer we hadn't had any sitings. Until.....
One night this past week my daughter, who is home from college, had a little get together with some of her friends. About 1 AM one of the girls was leaving and was scared of the moths that had gathered around the front porch light so they turned off the light. Just as my daughter opened the door the largest bat I've ever seen flew into our house! YES! INSIDE MY HOME!!! I was upstairs about to fall asleep, heard the door slam, 5 girls scream, and someone say did it get in! I immediately knew! I didn't know whether to turn the hall lights off, leave them on, or WHAT!
I did some googling in my room with my door shut because that sucker keep flying up the stairs right at me with the door cracked then back down and swooping around our front room! I came across an article from http://www.batconservation.org/. I have to admit, sorry to any animal lovers, I don't care about ,especially at that moment, conserving ANY bat!! Anyway, this article was about catching it, keeping it away from children because when frightened they might bite, and how to get it out of the house with a BROOM or PILLOW CASE! Are you kidding me? Me, scared to death hiding behind my door, catch it!!! I am ashamed to say that with that thing flying around, right up the stairs, right at me peeking through a crack where my door is, I was immobilized. So my daughter did the Army crawl to close the upstairs bedroom doors. One of which, was where my boys wanted to both sleep on the top bunk!!! But the article did tell me that bats CAN see, to shut as many doors as possible, to turn ON all the lights including the outside light, and leave the door open. After being scared to death for about 40 minutes it flew out the front door!
So I decide to send the girls that were so brave and still here for the whole bat episode a cute little card!
Here's what I came up with:
Bats were cut from Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge at 2" using Fit to Length at 5.5" with Real Dial Size ON.
Sentiment ovals were cut from Storybook 1.75" and 2.25" with Real Dial Size ON.
Card Base: SU Gable Green 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front: the Paper Studio 'Oops-A- Daisy' pack 4" X 5 1/4"
Other Cardstock / Paper: Black
Ink: PTI True Black
Stamps: SU Bats About You
Accessories: Cricut & Storybook and Paper Doll Dress Up cartridges, ribbon from Oriental Trading Co., Gel Pen, Wiggle Eyes
Thanks so much for visiting me while I am
Hiding in My Craft Room where the only bats are made of paper!!!