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2009.10.30

October 30, 2009

Today has been a bit of a mixed bag.  It all started last night, really.

I was sitting on the couch while the cauliflower was roasting and the steak was marinating, when out of the corner of my eye I saw a flash of movement – a flash of brownish-grey across the dining room.  A mouse!  So apparently we didn’t get them all.

An hour or so later, I was upstairs and heard a faint rustling sound inside the radiator cover.  Larry had said earlier that he thought they were traveling through the house by the heat pipes, and he had plugged up the ones from the basement to the first floor – but we (I, at least) never thought that they’d be going upstairs.

Needless to say, I did the whole 1950’s television housewife thing – jumped on top of the furniture and squealed like a stuck pig.  And Larry did the manly thing, and put down the traps again.

On top of that, the Peep had a pretty restless night – he had a runny nose starting yesterday afternoon, and it kept him sniffling and coughing all night – so by extension, Larry and I didn’t get quality sleep.  Which of course translated into waking up late, and the associated mad dash to get to work on time for the 9 o’clock meeting.  I made it, walked in at 8:57, but it wasn’t easy.

On the other hand, we just got out of a company meeting that delivered some happy news, so that was good.

I’m now ready to look ahead to the weekend, and I’ve got to tell you, the immediate future looks a bit foggy.

Will the boy be recovered in time for tomorrow’s festivities, or will we be dragging around a kid who, costume notwithstanding, closely resembles a wet noodle?

Will I finally be able to get the vegetable bed ready for winter, and put the grill and the yard furniture in the garage?

Will I really be able to turn the heel on these danged socks?  I’ve got an inch of leg to go, so I’m hoping yes.

And most importantly – will we be able to resolve our mouse problem once and for all?

 

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  1. November 2, 2009 4:02 pm

    Ugh…I had Mr. Mouse big time rolling around in the wall on Saturday night. Good luck. It’s really about as bad as it gets with an old house!

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