Because a Whump Monster has moved into our house, and it's living under the new wood floors. I can tell right where it lives, too, because the floor is buckling up. Yes, buckling up! The wood is bowing and bending, and it make a funny whump sound when we walk over it. Really, it's enough to curl a wire's hair.
We had a nice visit with the flooring company and we're assured that this monster will go away in a week or so when the air dries out and the rain stops. Lots of folks are having Whump Monsters under their floors right now, even with the most expensive wood. This happens when it rains almost daily for weeks at a time and the wood swells. It leaves a little air pocket just right for something to move in and live there. These monsters do not like dry weather, so as soon as the weather improves outside, this one should move on down the road and leave us alone.
I'm glad all I have to do is wait a week or so for the weather to fix this. Good gracious, I was afraid those workers would come back and tear up the floor again. Having the floor ripped up was a big stress in our lives, especially Glynn who likes her routine the best. So I guess for a little while, we'll just walk around and give the Whump Monster some space, and wait for it to go away. They don't eat terriers, do they?