The woes of home ownership

I think I have bats in my attic. Not sure. Tomorrow, I’m having professionals come inspect, and if so, quote me a price to deal with it.

Therefore, here’s a related image from Bing’s Image Creator.

That one is the best of the bunch. Most of the images it delivered for my “bats in the attic” prompt had bat wings growing out of weird places or other silly mistakes. This one isn’t bad.

I visited ChatGPT and gave it a prompt.

I would like to read a short story about bats in the attic. (I lied. I really didn’t want to read about bats in the attic, but I did want to see what ChatGPT would generate with a basic short story prompt.)

Sure, I can create a short story for you about bats in the attic! Here it is:

As soon as the sun began to set, the bats would emerge from their hiding places and take to the skies in search of food. They would swoop and dive, their wings fluttering silently in the night air as they caught insects in their sharp teeth.

But for one family, the bats’ nightly routine was becoming more of a problem than a wonder. They had recently moved into an old house on the outskirts of town, and had noticed a strange noise coming from the attic. At first, they thought it was just a loose board or some other harmless sound, but as the days went on, the noise grew louder and more persistent.

One evening, the family was sitting in the living room watching TV when they heard a faint scratching sound coming from above. They turned off the TV and listened carefully, and soon they could hear the unmistakable sound of wings flapping. They looked at each other in alarm – could it be bats?

The next day, they called in an expert who confirmed their suspicions. There was a colony of bats living in their attic, and they had probably been there for quite some time. The expert explained that bats were actually very beneficial creatures, as they helped to control insect populations and pollinate flowers. However, they also had the potential to carry diseases, so it was important to get them out of the attic as soon as possible.

The family was relieved to hear this, but they were also a bit nervous. How were they going to get rid of the bats without harming them? The expert explained that the best way to do this was to wait until the bats had left the attic to go out hunting, and then seal up all the entry points so they couldn’t get back in.

It was a tense few days as they waited for the bats to leave, but finally, one evening, they heard the sound of wings flapping as the bats flew out of the attic. The family immediately sprang into action, sealing up all the cracks and crevices where the bats had been getting in.

For a few nights, they kept a close eye on the attic, but there was no sign of the bats. They had successfully evicted the colony without harming any of the creatures, and the family was thrilled. They could finally sleep soundly, without the constant scratching and flapping sounds keeping them awake.

And as for the bats, they had simply moved on to another location, ready to continue their nightly hunt for insects and nectar.


LOL. Should I say more? :D