Helpful Homemaking tip...:
Pest patrol! Mice, squirrels, and other animals love making their homes the attics of unsuspecting homeowners. Some critters can squeeze themselves into spaces less than half an inch in diameter! If this has happened to you, seal off all but a couple suspected entryways (so that there is at least some way for them to get out). After that, try adding a small amount of moth balls in the attic. Start with a small amount, as you can always add more later on. Once the pests are gone, seal up the last couple entryways.
In Plumber news...:
Albert L. Gettier, 78, plumber, coach (Baltimore Sun) - Albert Louis Gettier, a retired plumber and longtime recreation league football coach, died Jan. 1 at his Ridgeleigh home after a battle with melanoma. He was 78.