Thank you for all your kind words on my last post. It's so nice to know I have so many friends here who care.
There's something a little more lighthearted that I've been wanting to tell you about. Shortly after we bought our condo, Ibis decided to insulate the ceiling and some of the walls with two-inch think foam. We glued pieces directly to the concrete and painted the walls to match. Unless you're looking, you can't really tell, and it's kept it a lot cooler in here - kind of like sodas inside a styrofoam cooler.
Aside from the occasional nick on the wall, we haven't had any problems. I had noticed that the geckos like to hide in the cracks between the foam and the edge of the wall (on the ceiling) but didn't think much of it. Well, a couple months ago we started hearing scratching all over the ceiling BETWEEN the foam and the concrete. We get a lot of bugs in here at night - which is when the scratching is most noticeable - so for a long time I just thought it was the winged creatures tap-tap-tapping against the foam near the lights.
Then I noticed it coming from the corner near the bathroom, right over my desk. It sounds like they're running back and forth, almost as if they've carved tunnels inthe foam. There's one thin strip of foam - maybe three inches wide - that runs directly over my head and I've become convinced that it's going to crash down on top of me and I'll have millions of geckos swarming all over me. I'm not afraid of geckos (remember when I chopped off one's tail?) but the thought of their babies, eggs, poop, and whatever else is up there raining down on my really freaks me out! Ugh!
I made Ibis push on the foam last week to see what would happen, but no geckos went running for their lives. Maybe they were out hunting insects. He doesn't think anything is going to happen, but I live in fear of the day that twelve feet of styrofoam comes crashing down on my head, bringing a colony of geckos with it.
Anything freaky in your house that keeps you up at night?