Monday, October 5

It's tile time again

It’s been awhile, but I think I can still remember how to do it. We ran across a tiling pattern at Creative Tile in Fresno. I fell in love with it and took lots of pictures, then bought all the tiles used in the pattern. There are stone and ceramic tiles, and an unusual kind that the guy helping us said is “melted Coke bottles, I think.” Our entry porch will be very nice when I finish laying out a variation on the pattern to fit the space.

Meanwhile, we’ll have to figure out a way to keep the local bats from parking themselves in the corners of the porch and using the walls and deck as their toilet. I used our pressure washer and some powerful detergent and a very stiff brush to get rid of the stains they left over the past few months. I’m not sure how to keep them away though. Any ideas?


Susan said...

We have a bat problem over here. Lots of people hate having our common version of bat, the Fruit Fox, next in their area. They are large, noisy and smelly, and believed to carry certain diseases. However, when you meet them up close and personal, they are very expressive and engaging. They are intelligent, too, so they have their raving fans. There is actually a Bat Hospital outside Atherton where they nurse paralysis tick-bitten bats back to health. It's quite an interesting place.
We do have a solution to bats on your porch. Have a look here:
You would have to have some kind of power adapter to use one in Ca of course. Let me know what you do and how it works.

Tom Hurley said...

Hey thanks Susan! The bat excluder you mention is sold in the U.S. too, and I have ordered a smaller variation of it since the space is so tiny.