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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I Love Mickey but Not in My House

I was all set to write a "Things I am Grateful For" post when this happened:

Just when I thought things couldn't really get worse in this house (while watching the Bears game on a half screen), Nico ran upstairs yelling that he saw a mouse in the basement. He was watching his game tape that had no sound so it was quiet when the mouse came out of the back storage room (there are two holes for the cable to run through), looked at Nico and then ran back in the storage room. If you know me (not sure how adequately I have expressed on here), you know that my biggest fear is rodents (especially mice and rats). I even talked one of my Ecology partners into doing the whole rat unit by himself because I was terrified to go near the rat. Why can't we just have a no see/no know policy with them? That's how it was in college. I am pretty sure living on the 3rd floor, we had mice but I never saw them so I didn't know they existed so I was good. Needless to say, I freaked out and thought that now there were three rooms in this house that I was not going to go into (family room with half a TV, mudroom with no washer and now basement with mice) and how someone, somewhere doesn't want me to exercise because the only working DVD player is in the basement. I sent Leo a not-so-nice text saying that I was going to stay somewhere else until everything in this ****hole was fixed and he came home and set a trap.

I do have some good news. Well some of the news is good for me and not so good for the mouse. He is no longer with us. He was obviously a hungry mouse and now he is a dead mouse. I want to get an exterminator but Leo feels he can take care of this himself. With him going away next week, if we catch one more (because where there is one, there is usually more), I am calling or I am going to wait until he leaves and call then. They are getting in from somewhere and even if we catch ten, if they can still get in, what is the point. I'm not in it for the hunt. I don't want them in at all! I HATE the idea of mice running around here and now wonder if that is what I heard on those nights I couldn't sleep.

More good news: I have my old, old computer back and all of my documents are still on there so my three finished books are safe! I still want my stuff off of my hard drive on my new computer because it would be devastating to lose all of the pictures and videos from the last year but all of my writings and pictures from the last seven years are saved! I am getting one of those back up thingies for this computer.

The bad news is that I got a new computer for a reason. My old one is terrible. It is slow and I can't browse the internet so I am still stuck with Leo's for most everything I want to do online.

The good news is that Christmas is only two months away and that is usually when all things broken get fixed...makes perfect gifts.

1 Comments:

At October 12, 2011 at 4:40 AM , Blogger Kendra Mareva said...

Yay!! Your books are safe! :)

 

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