Hooray, we have another mouse!
Hooray, mouse poops in my cabinet again!!
Hooray, I can wash everything in the bottom cabinets again!!!
Because I have no other purpose in life!!!!
This mouse is ballsy, I'll give it that. I've seen it twice, and the first time it literally almost ran over my hand as it fled the underneath of the stove on its way to under the dishwasher. Last night, Josie and I heard it under the stove, so I pulled out the drawer, and sure enough, there it was, a big gray mouse. Sasha Cat went under there lickety-split, and almost caught it, but then it ran down a hole where the power cord goes through and got away. I left the drawer out of the stove so the cat can sit under there, and put one of those spinning mouse traps under there as well, but it hasn't gone into it yet.
So, now I'm left with a dilemma: I know how the thing is getting into the kitchen. Do I block up the little space somehow, preventing it from using that route, but probably also preventing me from catching it, or do I leave it open for awhile in the hopes that I'll be able to catch it?
In the meantime, I bought some inexpensive hard plastic sheeting, the kind that you use to put in the ceiling over florescent lights, to separate the cabinets from the dishwasher so the mouse can't go under that and directly into the cabinets. I bought plastic containers for the dog treats and whatnot we keep under the sink. I think the cabinets will be safe from now on.
Also, I bought a dish drainer that folds up to be put away, because we only have an 18in dishwasher thanks to the kitchen layout, and I'll need to wash a lot of them by hand while the rest are in the dishwasher. Actually, I usually wash pots that way, anyway, so it's just as well I got one, but still. Sigh.
Me and my dishpan hands will be back soon to report on how I fare with the Shred workout video I broke down and bought on sale at Target yesterday. Enough of you have raved about it that I'm going to try. I have a feeling it's not going to be pretty, but at least it's quick, right?
2 months ago