This morning, before they came, I turned off one fan for a few minutes while I cooked an egg, and I discovered that by turning off that particular fan, the noise was enormously decreased! It was off balance or something, and it was the source of about half the overall noise! Good grief! I made very sure they would take that one with them, of course!
They will return on Thursday for another check and perhaps take the rest. There is still a little moisture registering right at the line of the baseboards, and of course, we don't want to stop too soon. I might have fans through the weekend. We'll see. At any rate, it is quieter and I can almost walk through the kitchen and bedroom now. The fridge and refrigerator are still pulled out, but that is easier to deal with in the absence of the fans.
I had some excitement when I left for work. just over a mile down the highway there were three llamas in the highway! The ServiceMaster crew had left 4-5 minutes ahead of me, and they were there. We both called the sheriff, as did two women in another pickup right behind me. Then the two women and used out trucks to herd the llamas off the highway. They ran into a fenced yard of a house, and I followed them, I knocked at the door, but the house appeared to be vacant. I don't think they lived there, because they were still looking around as if it was unfamiliar territory.
The Sheriff arrived and suggested we simply close the gate and keep them safe. He radioed it in, gave the address to the dispatcher to give to the owner when he/she called, and we all left. As I came home this evening, the gate was open and there was no sign of the llamas, so I'm assuming they are safely home.
I looked on the internet about the size, because one was huge. He looked to be 7-8 feet tall at the head, but the information I find is they are 4-6 feet. At any rate, he was one big ol' boy! The others were smaller and seemed to have been shorn more recently. The big guy had a massive coat that came almost to the ground! And it appeared to make his body look twice as wide as I think it was, compared to the others. They were magnificent animals! And I didn't have my camera!!! A few pics from the internet:
|I love how their ears are shaped! And when they are assessing you, those ears almost touch over the head!|
|The big guy was almost this long, but not so well kept. His coat looked like many big tangles.|
|They are so gorgeous!|
|This is almost the look I got from the big guy, but his ears were waaaay up in alert.|
|The large one in this picture is the color of the big boy. The others were white and brown.|
Once again I was in that place for a straying animal. What is it about me? Well, I'm glad I'm there as often as I am.