Last night I was happily typing away on my computer when I noticed a shadowy object just inside my peripheral vision. I thought I was seeing things until I realized it was a bat. I screamed and ran out of the room, briefly contemplating leaving the house, but decided against it. It was the bat who did not belong.
I ended up in my bedroom with the door closed. It was late enough to go to bed anyway but I certainly didn't fall asleep right away.
Next morning, I didn't see it and was relieved. Eventually, I noticed that it had taken up residence on the brick wall above the mantle in my living room. I decided I didn't mind it being up there as long as it was asleep. It passed the day very peacefully sleeping upside down attached to the brick wall above my fireplace.
When dh woke up (he sleeps during the day too!) I asked him to be a hero and kindly remove the bat from the premises. He put on my gardening gloves, got a chair and assessed the situation. I watched from behind the closed door of our sun room, expecting pandemonium.
He calmly plucked the bat from the bricks and placed it outside on an evergreen tree. It seemed thankfully groggy although it did squeak a protest as dh carried it outside.
Thank goodness that is over!