September 03, 2013

Part II of V: Mouse 1, Mom 0

Part II of V: Mouse 1, Mom 0
These 5 installments come from e-mail I sent family and friend in October of 2003. They are written in present tense and other than names, I have altered nothing. The first installment is HERE. To recap, I discovered I had a rodent living in my dash, my husband was out of town, in an irrational frenzy I tried to sell my mini-van before he got home, and I've now set a big ass rat trap with peanut butter and am awaiting the demise of said rodent. -Bou

October, 2003

Right now the mouse is winning. I am surmising that he is too small to trip the big rat trap I bought, so now I will buy a mouse trap and set it tonight. I thought he hadnít even touched the peanut butter since the trap looked untouched, but when I got in the car this afternoon, once again, there was insulation at my feet and in the passenger side, there was torn up foam, which tells me he is trying to eat inside my seats!

I called my sister and said I had to change strategies, that I needed to buy mouse traps and that I was thinking of putting sunflower seeds on top of the peanut butter in case he remembers the peanut butter from the night before and wants something different. She is such a smart ass. She said, ďOh yeah, -D., because thatís how mice think. They say things to themselves like, ĎOh, I remember that from last night. No thank you, Iíll pass on that. Oh, but wait! There are sunflower seeds now! I must try it!íĒ

Iím putting less peanut butter on the mouse traps. The thought of having to clean up a ľ Cup of peanut butter from the carpets of my car is unbearable. My Dad said I over did it and that really only a tsp or so would do the trick. Iím not kidding. I put ľ cup on that stupid rat trap. And he didnít even trip it!

Needless to say, when I was driving the kidís to a birthday party this afternoon, looking at the evidence that this mouse is still in my car, I was driving stiff again. I must look like a lunatic on the road. My husband gets back tonight, luckily. Iím driving the truck tomorrow. -D

Posted by Boudicca at September 3, 2013 01:42 PM

So what is Angus doing today?

Posted by: The Thomas at September 4, 2013 09:24 AM

He's probably doing yardwork! It's still summer in FL, which means the grass has to be cut every 5 days...

Posted by: Bou at September 4, 2013 04:43 PM

Hubba took me out for lunch to celebrate the completion of my 73rd orbit around the sun. The orbits seem to go more quickly now, but maybe it just seems like that because I'm having fun. Looking forward to the next installment of "There's A Rat In My Car".

Posted by: Angus of Mull at September 4, 2013 07:47 PM

Up here the only people who HAVE to cut grass are those that water it.

For the rest of us its every two weeks ... whether it needs it or not.

Posted by: The Thomas at September 4, 2013 09:32 PM