Oh, I wish you all could have seen us last weekend!!! It was a riot! Looking back I wish I would have pulled the video camera out because we would have won the grand prize on AFV for SURE!
Friday afternoon when I got home from work I decided to clean the house so I wouldn’t have to do it on Saturday. Smart thinkin’ right?! I picked up the laundry basket that was on the floor in my room in front of my treadmill and saw what looked like dirt under the basket. Hmm, that’s funny, I thought! I got the vacuum out, started sucking up the stuff, and as I looked around the treadmill I noticed that it was all around the treadmill. I stopped, stood there looking at this crap, and thought OMG! That is not what I think it is! TOBY, GET IN HERE!!!!!!
He comes into the bedroom (a little irritated b/c he was trying to make supper!) and took one look and said, yup, that’s mouse crap. Crap is right! I was disgusted! I said, “what are you going to do?” He looks at me like I’m nuts and says, “finish supper!” We finish supper and both go back into the bedroom to see what we can find. As he looks at the treadmill, he decides they might be inside the treadmill. WHAT?! Get it out of here ASAP! (Yeah, b/c a treadmill is lite as a feather and is so easily moved!) I called my brother who agreed to come over and help Toby take the treadmill outside b/c Toby was not going to open it in the house. While we wait for Tom to get here, Toby is searching for more evidence of the little critter and finds crap in the closet. Now I want to die! He starts pulling stuff out of the closet and I call Joy and say, “Can I borrow Maddie?” All she said was, “Shut Up!” b/c she knew why I’d want Maddie! Maddie is an excellent mouser and doesn’t stop ’til she gets her pray 🙂
Joy brings Maddie about the time my brother shows up. By this time, the one side of my closet is on my bed and we found what the mouse had been after. 2 fun sized candy bars that got left in Toby’s leather jacket pocket from who knows how long ago. Like everyone’s closet, mine is packed to the gills. That little critter crawled up a suitcase and sat on the top of it while it gnawed through the leather to fill it’s fat belly. Oh Gross!!! Maddie is wandering around the bedroom checking the place out and I want her so badly to find it right now! I know, totally unrealistic, but she’s such a great mouser! Tom opened up the treadmill and luckily there was no evidence of mice in there. Thank God b/c I didn’t want to junk my treadmill, it’s in great shape! No pun intended. So, Tom takes off, Joy takes Maddie home, and Toby decides to go to town for traps while I clean up all the little crap it left behind. Man, those things poop everywhere!!!! Just as Toby is about to leave, I pull the scrapbooking supplies out from the other side of the closet and to my HORROR I see a FAT mouse hanging onto the butt of Toby’s bb gun in the corner! I screamed, jumped up onto my scrapbooking box and told Toby he wasn’t going anywhere!
I hope this is just as funny to you as it is to me now because I’m only halfway through the events of that day! We barricade the closet shut so it can’t escape and I said to Toby, “Get in there and get it!” He goes in with a pail ( to trap it if need be), a Halloween plastic sword from his Captain Morgan outfit 2 years ago, and the pole to the patio umbrella to bludgeon it to death. I am telling you, it was too much!!!
I’m outside the closet making sure the towel under the door doesn’t come loose and I hear him in the closet yelling at this mouse, jabbing at everything. Next thing, he’s pushing the door open and throwing my winter coat at me b/c it fell off the hanger and was in the way. That totally freaked me out b/c it didn’t register what he was throwing at me! He slams the door shut and before I can get the towel back under the door, he starts jabbing at the mouse again and guess what happens…yup, it runs under the door, past me feet and under the bed. All I hear from the closet is muffled profanities. Ugh, did I screw up and he let me know it!
Toby storms out of the house yelling, “Have fun with that!” as I’m yelling, “Don’t leave me with the mouse, what am I suppose to do?!” It was a riot! I barricade the bedroom door shut and wait for him to come back from town with traps. No way was I going in there! It seemed like he was gone forever, but when he finally got home he set up 8 traps throughout the bedroom and 2 in the bathroom and we slept in the living room on an air mattress!
Saturday morning we woke to find a fat mouse dead as a doornail with his head smashed in a trap by the treadmill. What a beautiful sight in the morning! I spent the next 6 hours cleaning the house and reorganizing everything. Putting all the stuff back in the closet was the worst. It wasn’t in the house more than a couple of days, but that little bastard made a mess everywhere it went! We have left traps up all week and there hasn’t been another one so hopefully that was it, but I’m completely disgusted! I wish I would have videotaped it all because being $10,000 richer would have made laughing at ourselves much more fun!