Saturday, October 22, 2011

There was a mouse in our house!

Last night we returned home from our Brushton Camp Meeting meeting and it was late. I checked my papers and facebook and blogs and decided I was very tired and headed for bed. I had just crawled in bed, decided to read a few pages of a book to relax myself. I picked up the book and underneath it was a bug, a stinkbug to be specific. I got up and grabbed a tissue, scooped up the bug and headed into the bathroom to flush it down the toilet. I lifted the seat on the toilet and jumped back startled. There was a mouse in the toilet. I am hoping this was the mouse that we have been trying to catch over the last three weeks, but I don't know for sure. Anyway, it took three flushes to get rid of the little mouse. What a way to end the day! (Forgot to take any pictures!)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Carpentry job at the parsonage.

This week I took a few vacation days and my sister did too. She came and we worked at the church parsonage while the pastor and his family were away. We did casings for two doors and three windows, molding for three doors, one door way (both sides) and three windows. We are also putting wainscoting in the dining room with a cap molding on that. Here is a link to see the work that we have done so far.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Busy day!

No pictures today, but I had a very busy and productive day. After I took Rachel to school, Jeffrey came over and we had eggs and scrapple for breakfast before he had to go to work. Then after he left, I quickly checked email, FB, and a few headlines before heading out to do errands. I left the house, went to the DMV, the post office, the bank, the oil company, and then to Home Depot. I got some of that spray insulation so I could fill some holes where the mice are getting in. I then ran to WM and picked up some D-con to get rid of the mice. Then came home to start working. It all started Sunday night when Jeffrey was here and opened the pantry door and a mouse scurried past his hand. We proceeded to empty the pantry looking for the mouse. There were two large containers of almost everything that was in the pantry sitting in the middle of the kitchen floor. We just carefully walked around them for a few days. So today, I scrubbed the pantry out, and the sealed all of the holes and cracks where a mouse could get in, then proceeded to put most of the stuff back in the pantry. I did throw away some very old stuff. Then I cleaned out the bottom of the pantry where we had canning supplies and pots and pans and roaster and such. I also sealed all of the holes there. Got that all cleaned up and then got into the space where the water heater is and closed all of the holes there. Hopefully, I won't see or hear of anymore mice. The D-con went under the house in the crawl space and I sealed any holes I could see to prevent any critters from getting under the house. I did buy some old fashioned traps and am going to set some of those just in case there are some dumb critters still in the house hiding. After I did all of that, the house cleaner (Tiffany) came so I retreated to the bedroom and finished folding and putting away the laundry and stripped the sheets off of the bed and made the bed with nice clean sheets. It was finally time to go get Rachel at school at about 6 pm. (She stayed late to do some work) Got home and fixed chicken noodle soup for supper and now just trying to relax!