I went up into the attic yesterday in an attempt to see how easy it would be to install some ceiling fans. This was the first time I've been up there actually. There's not much to see. Part of our central air-conditioning is up there so there's not really much space for anything else. So, all was well, until I looked at a gable. There, in the soffit vent were about a dozen bats!
It was day time when I was up there so they weren't moving around very much. So I didn't immediately freak out. However, as I stood up there longer I wondered if there was actually anything between me and them. I had to run back down the ladder and grab a pair of binoculars in order to confirm that there was, in fact, a screen between me and them. So, phew. That would've been totally creepy.
So, we've got bats. I should probably check to make sure that screen stays intact. Plus, I'm not entirely sure that having bats is a bad thing — after all they're probably keeping the mosquito population down.
As for the ceiling fans — the insulation prevented me from seeing anything useful. So I guess I'll just have to unscrew some chandeliers and see what's going on.