3 Blind Mice...well, 8 Dead Mice

Lets start with the good.... our anniversary! Amazing weekend in Chattanooga....below is where we stayed. We were right downtown so we walked everywhere. Tim is still the charmer....brought me home roses, dropped off the kids, and his big surprise was a picnic on the top of Signal Mtn. Very beautiful and you can see the whole city and river from there! The only not romantic part is that I am still nursing so while we were there I pumped out 33 oz. of milk to bring home. Thats 1/2 a gallon every 2 days. I never thought I could compare myself to a cow until now. Hey, don't judge...thats what happens when you have kids.Next, kids are great! Mackenzie is still a little angel....one with a ton of hair anyway!!! Below is her mop top :) David of course is always up to no good, just kidding! He has become quite the master of the potty! Luckily, I e-filed our taxes this year because I left out our W-2's on my desk and they are now covered in green crayon....you think I'd learn by now. Also, if you call our house, David will insist on having a conversation with you and will not give the phone back until he is done. His cowlick is quite impressive, lots of gel can barely keep it down.

Okay, the mice. Well, it all started with the birdfeeder. My mom gave it to me and I was so excited to have birds! And we did, lots of them! Well, while I was refilling it one day I noticed mouse droppings EVERYWHERE below the birdfeeder....oh, dear....I thought. (well, I actually thought other words, but we'll use those!) I went inside and looked out the window and SAW them!!! They had made holes in the ground below the feeder and were going in and out!! It was also near the corner of our garage so they were in there as well!!! I panicked and called a pest removal service! Do you know how much they charge to come out to your house and remove mice?!! $500.00, what?!! Tim and I later considered that may be our next career move....seriously why in the world does it cost that much?? I told them, for $500.00 I can do it myself!! We went and bought 12 mouse traps for $10..... and needless to say, we have caught 8! It is a little gross to find the mice and throw the whole thing away, but not gross enough to fork out $500. Well, its been silent for 3 days so I think we got them all. They are about the size of your finger so not too bad. Oh, also....lesson learned: When placing mouse traps outside you have to put them in a box with holes b/c the birds will be attracted to the peanut butter too. The first day of trapping we found feathers stuck to the traps that had gone off. Luckily, the bird got away unscathed... i would have felt terrible. And of course David had to go out there and pick one up the first day and got his hand in one, ahh! I swore he broke his finger, but it got his whole hand and not a mark on him. He only cried for a second, and then, like a boy was totally fascinated by them. Tim also had a hard time setting them at first...it was not a happy day! All I heard was cursing in the garage and then he came in with red fingers and peanut butter on them, so sad! Well, thats the mouse story. So, don't hang bird feeders close to your house, they are supposed to be in a tree at least 30 feet from your home.
And yes, at least once a week I find myself asking the question....."Why Me?"

RIP to the Mice


Jacob and Jessica Willis said...

This is hilarious!

Amber Vestal said...

eww! Also, we did almost the same thing for our anniversary. I'm pretty sure we stayed in the same hotel. Fun! Happy Anniversary!

NotQuiteaBride said...

I just spit my orange juice out laughing at Tim in the garage cursing and coming in with red pnut butter hands. CLASSIC!!

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