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(KATU)   Do you have a crawlspace under your house? May want to check it out after you read this story   (katu.com ) divider line
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22963 clicks; posted to Main » on 09 Jan 2013 at 12:10 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-01-09 12:18:23 AM  
9 votes:
"I couldn't believe it. I thought, golly sakes."

Tone it down, grandma. There are children on the internet.
2013-01-09 12:24:12 AM  
7 votes:
Oddly, the squatter also fooled Kellen's three dogs.

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2013-01-09 06:13:39 AM  
3 votes:

Jon iz teh kewl: queezyweezel: real_headhoncho: Unfortunately, I have 6 Feet into A Crawlspace Phobia.  Meaning I can get 6 feet in and then freeze up in irrational fear.

You have six feet?!

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Maybe?
2013-01-09 12:45:58 AM  
3 votes:
Pfft. Between running network wiring, re=piping the old galvanized water pipes, or running new electrical circuits I've spent many hours in our crawlspace, most of which requires a limbo-like contortion to get past the newer water pipes that were added after the house was built. Worst thing I ever found was a petrified rat. It was fun when the kids were young; I could tap on the floor above me and pretend I was a demon from beyond. They would cry and run for mom, and they were terrified to sleep in their own room for weeks; loads of fun it was.
2013-01-09 12:14:36 AM  
3 votes:
Thank god I just have a house above my crawlspace.
2013-01-09 02:57:43 AM  
2 votes:
Amateurs. I make sure that no one lives in my crawl space. Sure, there's plenty of people there, but none of them are alive.
2013-01-09 01:37:40 AM  
2 votes:
No one wants to find out they have dirty squatters under their house.

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2013-01-09 01:24:05 AM  
2 votes:
We had a family of rabbits move into our basement through a busted grate last spring. Never would've known if my maternal cat, Elphaba, hadn't picked up one of the baby bunnies by the scruff, carried it upstairs to her cat bed and started solemnly washing the bunny's face with her scratchy pink tongue. I thought she had another squirrel for a second (she caught and groomed a baby squirrel once, too,) but it was a bunny.

We wound up being able to chase them all out of the house and mend the grate, but it was still a very surreal thing, finding these adorable Thumper-looking bunnies down there in our bleak half-finished basement. It was like someone re-using a dungeon crawl for a Bunnies and Burrows game.

It's the darnedest thing, too, how Elphie will straight-up murder a mouse or rat, but if it's a squirrel, bunny or ferret, well, then clearly we need to give it a nice bath and some lessons in proper house manners.
2013-01-09 01:05:29 AM  
2 votes:

hlehmann: Pfft. Between running network wiring, re=piping the old galvanized water pipes, or running new electrical circuits I've spent many hours in our crawlspace, most of which requires a limbo-like contortion to get past the newer water pipes that were added after the house was built. Worst thing I ever found was a petrified rat. It was fun when the kids were young; I could tap on the floor above me and pretend I was a demon from beyond. They would cry and run for mom, and they were terrified to sleep in their own room for weeks; loads of fun it was.


Yeah, it's all fun and games until the homeowners kick you out.
2013-01-09 01:01:16 AM  
2 votes:

jaytkay: John Wayne Gacy had a crawlspace.

Where he buried his victims.

And his wife simply thought the house smelled kinda funny.

/ CSB


Paris1127: One person in your crawlspace?
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Amateur...


do you know what temperature Gacy kept his crawlspace? ......26 below.
2013-01-09 12:48:14 AM  
2 votes:
2013-01-09 12:44:54 AM  
2 votes:
"I couldn't believe it. I thought, golly sakes."

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2013-01-09 12:38:37 AM  
2 votes:
I used to live in Lake Arrowhead in SoCal. Up there, if you had a problem with your kid, you'd kick him out of the house and forget about him. A lot of these feral kids used to dig out living spaces underneath houses and cabins just to survive.

There was a guy I knew who discovered a pretty big living space dug underneath his house. What was funny about it was that it was furnished with all the furniture he threw out previously a few months before.
2013-01-09 12:37:45 AM  
2 votes:
Do you have grandkids? Cuz it's your grandkids.
2013-01-09 12:32:10 AM  
2 votes:
just throw a few insecticide bombs down there and if he lives through the night, he's allowed to call that crawl space his home
2013-01-09 10:03:28 AM  
1 vote:

fonebone77: Im surprised shes not being sued for wrongful eviction. This person obviously had established tenancy.


This didn't happen in England.
2013-01-09 07:39:38 AM  
1 vote:
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2013-01-09 06:07:03 AM  
1 vote:

queezyweezel: real_headhoncho: Unfortunately, I have 6 Feet into A Crawlspace Phobia.  Meaning I can get 6 feet in and then freeze up in irrational fear.

You have six feet?!


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2013-01-09 03:39:15 AM  
1 vote:

KrispyKritter: OMG! We're All Gonna Die!: I would have tossed a CS grenade down there. Sure I'd have to move out for a few days but it'd still be funny watching someone get their first dose of NBC training.

you must be great fun at party, using acronyms so others have no farking clue of which you speak. good for you, tough guy.


You don't know what CS is? I guess we're more familiar with it in DC, where we use it on Occupy folks and other hippies all the time. We also stay prepped for NBC/WMD/CBRNE.

In any case, here's a pro tip: there's this new Web thing, called Google...
2013-01-09 01:32:12 AM  
1 vote:
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2013-01-09 01:30:05 AM  
1 vote:

OMG! We're All Gonna Die!: I would have tossed a CS grenade down there. Sure I'd have to move out for a few days but it'd still be funny watching someone get their first dose of NBC training.


you must be great fun at party, using acronyms so others have no farking clue of which you speak. good for you, tough guy.
2013-01-09 01:19:26 AM  
1 vote:

patcarew: The dogs not barking part sounds funny.

Maybe the dogs didn't bark because they knew the guy - like, say, her kid or grandkid.

Not sure setting the basement on fire is ever a good idea.


Nice call, sherlock.
2013-01-09 12:58:20 AM  
1 vote:

buzzcut73: As a guy with a two year old that can use god damnit in perfect context (cookie dropped on floor, toy broken) I completely understand your statement.


buzzcut73: AliceBToklasLives: Sharksfan: Who the fark says "Golly sakes"?

Just sayin....

Folks with kids. Yes, you end up training yourself to say 'gosh darnit' at the local watering hole when Mr. Helton strikes out. It's really embarrassing.

/but better than your kids sounding like sailors
//I mean, they go from port to port . . . .

As a guy with a two year old that can use god damnit in perfect context (cookie dropped on floor, toy broken) I completely understand your statement.


Good on you guys. I gave up on that months ago. Consequently, my toddler can swear appropriately and I really can't be upset about it because I know exactly where he got it from. Just this morning I saw the cup of water hit the floor and heard a quick, quiet "shiat!!" out of the diapered culprit. I should be mortified by this, but I'm not really. I figure I'll teach him about good and bad or "grown-up" "angry" words once he has a few more words overall at his disposal.
2013-01-09 12:57:40 AM  
1 vote:
One person in your crawlspace?
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Amateur...
2013-01-09 12:53:15 AM  
1 vote:
Sure it's not a sump pump, Caller?
2013-01-09 12:49:18 AM  
1 vote:

Sharksfan: Who the fark says "Golly sakes"?

Just sayin....


Folks with kids. Yes, you end up training yourself to say 'gosh darnit' at the local watering hole when Mr. Helton strikes out. It's really embarrassing.

/but better than your kids sounding like sailors
//I mean, they go from port to port . . . .
2013-01-09 12:39:46 AM  
1 vote:
Maybe he was just there to fix the cable?
2013-01-09 12:33:27 AM  
1 vote:

animesucks: just throw a few insecticide bombs down there and if he lives through the night, he's allowed to call that crawl space his home


That's exactly what I was thinking. A few of those Raid foggers.
2013-01-09 12:27:13 AM  
1 vote:
Not too concerned about any of that. Just came home to find farking skunks under my farking house FARKING!
/they are louder and stinkier than cats
//opened the big crawlspace door (4x4) so it would feel less safe for a nest
///Replacement HVAC unit left a gap. DAMN IT! Love country except for skunks, 'dillos, and flakey cellular internet.
2013-01-09 12:26:20 AM  
1 vote:
I would have tossed a CS grenade down there. Sure I'd have to move out for a few days but it'd still be funny watching someone get their first dose of NBC training.
2013-01-09 12:24:46 AM  
1 vote:
Unfortunately, I have 6 Feet into A Crawlspace Phobia.  Meaning I can get 6 feet in and then freeze up in irrational fear.
2013-01-09 12:20:36 AM  
1 vote:
Oddly, the squatter also fooled Kellen's three dogs.

with marijuana
2013-01-09 12:19:28 AM  
1 vote:
Does this mean I have to move? ;_;
2013-01-09 12:06:17 AM  
1 vote:
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Wanted for questioning.
 
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