Like, RIGHT BEHIND MY FRICKING HEAD.
I was leaning against the wall which is actually the fireplace wall that we have put our bed in front of. Because fireplaces are actually less useful than walls 'round here.
There was a BIRD trapped in our chimney.
It was upset.
Which made me upset.
But I couldn't exactly imagine pulling our king-sized bed away from the wall and opening the fireplace so it could fly out, frantic and soot-covered, into my bedroom.
But the alternative to that was listening to it die a slow and painful death in there.
Which might be hard to sleep through?
Fortunately, I came up with a third alternative:
Go to Target and forget about the bird.
It actually worked quite well. By the time I went to bed last night, the bird had either escaped or died. But I'm going to go with escaped.
It seems likely that the bat (you all may have heard about The Bat) came from the same place.
We should probably go ahead and get that chimney capped.