The new roof is on and looks fine. Now, I shouldn't have to worry about shingles blowing into the driveway anymore--or roof leaks.
Two nights ago as I was sitting in the living room, I heard this faint scratching sound in the stovepipe of my fireplace. I knocked on the pipe. The sound stopped. But soon started again. I opened the damper and a bit of soot and a few dead leaves fell into the fireplace. I cleaned up the mess and forgot about it.
Then last night I heard the noise again. This time I figured a bird had flown into the pipe (this has happened once or twice before). So I opened the damper and a small bat fell into the fireplace. I quickly got a towel, gathered it up before it could recover itself and placed it outside. The poor bat has been in there for two days without food, but this morning the bat was gone, so I hope it was strong enough to feed and find a new place to hang out.