I saw it Friday morning. I didn’t see it Thursday. I had used the iron Thursday, and I didn’t see it. I think I would have.
|Nellie and Bess -- no mousers they!|
It was on the ironing board. I walked into the sewing room and saw it immediately. I don’t believe for a minute that I overlooked it Thursday. It happened overnight.
No-o-o-o! Mouse sign!
I carried the evidence in the palm of my hand to show my husband as he sat with the morning paper.
“This looks like mouse sign to me,” I said woodenly.
He agreed and advised me to set a trap in my room.
I’ve been a little nervous about mouse infiltration lately. They’ve been quiet those mice – too quiet. Don’t you believe for a minute that there’s a truce in the great rodent war or that their numbers have decreased, The problem is that I’ve been lulled into complacency. I saw Bess lunge toward the sofa the other night, but she quickly lost interest. And I heard a small “nibbling” sound as I sat in quietude one morning. But oh! The possibility was too horrid to contemplate, and I just let it go.
But now my work has just begun. I will have to clean out the closet in my sewing room where half a dozen unfinished yarn projects languish on the floor. Oh well -- I have to clean it out anyway since I expect to install a new closet organization system there soon.
“We’ve caught them handily with traps before,” Mike replied, a little impatiently, I thought -- as if this were just nothing, just a little blip on the road of life. “Just line the room with traps,” he said. But I feel that at any moment I might turn around to see a giant mouse behind me, sort of like “Harvey, the Pookah.” At least the issue looms that large in my thinking.
|Mike installs new weather station|
So I set two traps in the sewing room, and this morning I crept in there to check them. Sure enough! One in a trap.
This morning I opened the linen closet in the master bath to remove fresh sheets, and I saw it immediately. I don’t think it was there yesterday. I know I would have seen it . . .
I bought more traps. KW