"A Wild Fuzzy Sunday" OR "Breakfast at Tiffany's"

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL 481.010183

Our tenant telephoned us Sunday morning to alert us that "it" was still there.  She had not spent the night in her third floor apartment, because she was afraid "it" would show up again and terrorize her.  Saturday night we  searched and never found "it".  What gave her the first clue that an "it" was there, was when she first entered in, observed garbage strewn on the kitchen floor, and a nibbled upon green apple in the midst of it all.  She immediately backed out slowly, slammed and locked the door, and called us. 

Back to Sunday morning...... OK, we're coming! we tell her, then hang up the phone!  The drive to Matteson is about 30 minutes from where we live. We get there to see Rick, whom we'd made prior arrangements to meet, waiting for us in front of the building  wearing a huge grin on his face, a pair of ski goggles, and toting a cage in his hand.  Tony and i instantly took to him and knew he was the man for the job.  We enter the building together, climb to the third floor, and watch Rick enter into the closed bedroom door where "it" was.  Before he goes in he warns us:  "NO MATTER WHAT YOU HEAR, SEE,  OR  THINK....DO NOT OPEN THIS DOOR!"

One minute later, Rick surfaces with "it"...a wild fuzzy squirrel.  The uninvited guest that showed up for breakfast yesterday at "Tiffany's" (our tenant).   We wish to thank "Windy City Wildlife Service" for sending Rick to the rescue!

Breakfast at Tiffany's will be for "invited" guests only......from now on! 

                        Matteson apartment

 Tiffany's place, Matteson IL

   

 .....And here he is - Mr. Wild Fuzzy himself!      

                                        

Yep! there's a hole up there near the vent....no problem, we can fix it!

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Rainer
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Diane Rice
Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - Lansing, IL
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MARCI!!!!!!!  You are toooo funny!  Girl, look....we BOTH would have done the same!  Hey, i just saw your post where you linked my name......thanks!!!
Feb 19, 2007 08:24 AM #28
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Ray Nellum
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Diane,

Congratulations on the FEATURED POST!!  A great accomplishment for a great young lady!  You keep on doing a great job, but this time without Mr. Wild Fuzzy!  I am very happy to see you here because you deserve it!!! 

Feb 19, 2007 08:43 AM #29
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Diane Rice
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Ray:  thank you - your comment means much to me. 
Feb 19, 2007 08:47 AM #30
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Karen Hurst
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Diane,

I'm glad he (the squirrel) was taken to squirrel land to bond with others:)  I hate hearing the stories when they get shot at! Guess the squirrels are cold, too. Although they have been known to nest and never come out once they get comfortable...makes it hard to sell a house with them in it! Congrats on the feature. You deserve it!!

Feb 19, 2007 09:44 AM #31
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Karen!  Thank you for commenting.  He was kind of cute too! Thanks for the congrats also.
Feb 19, 2007 11:00 AM #32
Rainer
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Diane Rice
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Karen:  oops that was the unlogged me....(logged now)
Feb 19, 2007 11:02 AM #33
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Bryant Tutas
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Broker Bryant star of excellence:)

 

 

 

I had some English vacationers call me years ago from one of my homes that I managed. They were sitting out by the pool and a huge turkey vulture flew through the screen enclosure and was flapping all over the deck. His wing span was a good 6 feet!! I'm just lucky they didn't have a heart attack. 

Feb 19, 2007 12:10 PM #34
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Diane Rice
Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - Lansing, IL
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OHHHHHHHH  WOWWWWWWIE!!!!  A "BB" STAR  Now i know this is supposed to be President's Day, but today it feels like it's MY DAY!!!!!!!   Thank you Bryant for helping me to feel very special!  I will NOT forget this day!

What happened to the turkey????  did it fly away on it's own? 

 

 

Feb 19, 2007 01:20 PM #35
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Diane in December at my husband office squirrels got into the attic.  I sure wished they had gotten someone like Rick to take care of the matter.  The solution implemented resulted in my husband going to the emergency room twice and since then many visits to the ENT.
Feb 19, 2007 01:49 PM #36
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Diane Rice
Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - Lansing, IL
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ohhhhhh Jennifer!  I'm sorry to hear about your husband's bad experience!  Squirrels are nothing to take chances with....for that matter NO WILD ANIMALS. Is he done with treatment?  Thanks for sharing
Feb 19, 2007 02:42 PM #37
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Jeff Turner
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gold starand here's one from me as well!
Feb 19, 2007 05:32 PM #38
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Diane, Unfortunately the buzzard was damaged beyond repair and had to be put out of it's misery. I called animal control to come take care of it. I love all animals and hated to see it happen. 
Feb 19, 2007 11:59 PM #39
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Diane Rice
Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - Lansing, IL
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Awwwwww JEFF!  Thank you!!!  (I'm still soaring high)

Bryant:  I understand, birds are my favorites (hope he didn't suffer too long) 

Feb 20, 2007 05:06 AM #40
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Diane,

This post was just too funny...I enjoyed reading it and then...laughed my way through the comments.  Thanks for a great read & CONGRATULATIONS on a Featured Post!

Feb 20, 2007 08:37 AM #41
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Diane Rice
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Lola:  Thank you for reading, and thanks for the congrats!

 

Feb 20, 2007 02:14 PM #42
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Dave Cheatham
INC Financial - Bartlett, IL

Now this is funny.  It is a good thing it was a a fuzy little thing.  Better than it all being in the head.  I have had some of those too.  Sorry it had to be on a Sunday, but that is what we all go through in this business.

 

Feb 21, 2007 07:02 AM #43
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Lynda

 Diane , I really enjoyed Breakfast at Tiffany's. I was in suspense.  It gave favor to Ghost Busters. This brought back memories of when a friend was trapped in her room because bees had formed a home inside the wall.  I'm sure there was plenty of honey, so where was Phooh Bear?

                                                                                                    Lynda

Feb 21, 2007 01:22 PM #44
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Brande Bradford
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LOL Diane, great story! 

We had a squirrel once, you could hear him in the walls.

Goodness now I can go to bed laughing.

Thanks!

 

Feb 21, 2007 03:06 PM #45
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Diane Rice
Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - Lansing, IL
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Dave:  thanks for your comment - and yes, to tenants, Sunday is just a "call the landlord day" 

Lynda:  glad you enjoyed!  Since this event, we are looked at as heroes in the eyes of Tiffany!

Brande:  it was quite a day.....we were so relieved!  Did your squirrel leave on it's on? 

Feb 22, 2007 11:39 AM #46
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Diane Rice
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And, he's off!  Thanks again Rick!

Feb 22, 2007 12:15 PM #47
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