We all know what our houses sound like. Every house makes little noises - tiny creaks; the little thump when the furnace kicks in. The Bag Lady's fridge makes some very strange squeaks and crackling sounds when it is defrosting itself (which scared the crap out of her the first couple of times she heard it in the middle of the night). We are all accustomed to this phenomenon, and don't even hear the noises. Until there is a new one.
The Bag Lady has been hearing a new noise in or around her house lately. For the last week or perhaps even 10 days, she has been hearing a strange chirping sort of noise. Occasionally at first, she thought it was her dog. Her dog makes a lot of funny little half-whining noises. The dog snores, whines, yips, talks and vocalizes an amazing variety of funny sounds. But the Bag Lady has been hearing this noise when the dog is nowhere to be found. When she is in her office, the sound seems to be coming from behind her, which is the sunporch, or outside. When she is in bed, it also sounds like it's coming from either outside or the sunporch. Now, her sunporch is just a glassed-in, un-heated space that doesn't get used at this time of year - especially when the temperature is as cold as it has been the past 10 days or so!
The noise kinda sounds like a bird chirping, and is very intermittent. It is definitely not something that is regular, because she spent one night counting in between chirps (yeah...crazy...it was keeping her awake!) and there were varying intervals. It can't be a bird - they don't chirp all night long. At least, the birds in the Bag Lady's neighbourhood don't!
She is going to bundle up and go out to the sunporch and try to determine what is causing this chirping, insanity-inducing noise.
After all, it's -51C this morning, and she can always go to the other end of the house where she can't hear it!!
She is determined to discover what is causing this. It's driving her nuts. (more nuts than usual, that is!)
But she might just wait until it warms up. The way it's going, that'll be sometime in April...sigh.