Saturday, January 01, 2011

happy new year!

Anyone want a dead mouse?

Josh got home the day before we were leaving for London and saw a mouse casually making his or her way along the rails of the garage door and then ducking into a tiny hole in the wall near the ceiling. The ceiling that connects directly to my HOUSE. And I promptly freaked the fuck out.

I made him come with me at 9:50pm that night to the store to buy approximately 18,000 mouse traps, hoping beyond hope that we'd catch the mouse before we left for London. We didn't, but this morning I awoke to a bright and shining 2011, and 2 dead mice. Disgusting, and to be honest, a bit guilt-inducing because they are so tiny and cute, but still, I'm relieved. Even grosser, there was one additional trap with, ahem, a tiny little leg in the trap, but no mouse attached. Can a mouse live without a leg or should I continue with my nightmare of a three legged mouse dragging his bloody body within the walls of the house? (gag) The two mice in the traps have all four legs attached, in case you were wondering. I checked.

Josh and I were unable to stay awake for the new year festivities at midnight last night, particularly since we're still on London time and can barely keep our eyes open past 8pm. We did set our alarm for 11:55pm, though, and got up to watch the ball drop, kiss, and then head right back to bed. It was perfect.

Happy New Year to all of you! Wishing you laughter and love and good health for 2011, and rodents that stay out of your home!

4 comments:

Kai said...

I hate to say it but if you see one (or two and 1 leg) you have more. PAY the money for an exterminator and MAKE them do the vitamin K treatment. I've done it in each NYC apt I have lived in and have NEVER seen a mouse in either apt since!

Mrs. C said...
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Erin C said...

Hi - I'm a long time reader, first time commenter - (don't know what that says about me, since your post is about dead rodents, haha). I felt compelled to come out of lurking to ask whether you have considered getting another pet, and if you have thought about a cat? They really do keep them away. Once my parents got us a cat when I was about 8, they truly never had problems with rodents again, and I know that they never worried about it either. I bet the kids would love having a kitty around. One of the only reasons we were allowed to have one growing up was because they are so easy to care for. Anyway, I just thought I would give you my two cents. I love your blog and can't wait to read about your adventures in London. Glad you had a safe trip - Happy 2011! :-)

Erin C said...

Sorry, I was the one that deleted the comment above - oops!