Things I learned from tonight's experience with a bat in my house

  1. 1.
    "96% sure the bat is gone" means 4% chance you have a new roommate
    Matt the bat man, don't buy lottery tickets anytime soon
  2. 2.
    Just opening a door isn't enough sometimes
  3. 3.
    Ditto for a window.
    Also unhelpful if you JUST reinforces that window by jamming paper into the small opening to prevent bat entrances
  4. 4.
    When you do see a bat... You'll know it.
    This applies to the moment at 1 AM yesterday when I met said bat and also to the moment where I looked over Katie's shoulder at the kitchen wall and basically screamed.
  5. 5.
    Keep your landlords close
    Emotionally if not also geographically. Ours came out at 11:00 to pull this thing off the wall and wrap it in a towel. So awesome. Now I can sleep easy again!