callmemadam (callmemadam) wrote,
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Alarums

I just had an unwelcome shock when I walked into the sitting room and immediately heard a loud rustling sound. Luckily, instead of panicking I surmised, correctly, that something had come down the chimney. But what? Never since I’ve lived here have I filled a whole dustpan with debris. Some of it was just pieces of cob, which I have to sweep up every week, especially after heavy rain. The rest was what I can only call matter, as I have no idea what it was. Something very long dead? Part of an old nest? I’ve no idea. After cleaning it up I went outside and it wasn’t even raining or snowing (yet). It was too dark to see if there was anything wrong with the chimney so I’ll have to wait until tomorrow for a better look. I just pray there’s no more fun tonight.
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