Every September, I call the propane company to schedule an appointment
to have my tank topped off. I don't use much propane – only the hot water heater
and generator use it. Everything else runs on electricity. Anyway, the scheduler
always wants to know how much gas is in the tank, so I have to open the lid
and read the gauge before I call her. No big deal.
I've done this so many times that I know what to expect...
...and a rodent or four.
Then comes the moral dilemma.
Do I remove the nest and its occupants or leave it to scare the propane man?
Maybe mama rodent and the kids will leave on their own
by the time he gets here, maybe they won't.
I think I'll hide in the garage on propane day
with the GoPro ready just in case.