Apparently the mice have decided to get in on the remodeling projects too. I took the vent cover off the kitchen floor access and found this stuff down in the hole. Some wood remnants from the remodel in the other room (probably left in the wall) a red string and a calculator? Hmmm. I know for certain that this calculator wasn't anywhere near this vent.
I took this picture from my Stamp Room window on December 29, 2012. As of today, January 9, 2013, the main icicle is at least 5ft long. Awesome. Unfortunately, but also good, it has warmed up today to around 21 degrees and so I can hear the ice falling off the house. So far so good on this collection though. They're quite drippy today so hopefully they'll last. Just a few more inches until it reaches my window sill.