Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Maybe the mice have run off with the scissors...

I am trying to do a wee bit of sewing, but all of the scissors in the house have disappeared. Somewhere around here I have 2 pairs of good sewing scissors, 2 pairs of scissors that used to be sewing scissors but are no longer sharp, and 6 or so kid scissors. I can only find 1 pair of blunt-nosed, green-handled kids scissors. They are great for snipping strings, but I NEED some real scissors. I will even settle for the worn out ex-sewing scissors.

In other news, I noticed mouse droppings in the garage last week, so I set out a trap. The next day the trap was GONE! That make me feel a little sorry for the mouse - I could imagine it running around with a trap on its tail. There were no new droppings this week, so I thought maybe the mouse made his escape (with the trap.) Yesterday, I let Sam into the garage to see if he might have some talent as a mouser, he did not catch a mouse, but he seemed really interested in the band-saw. Today I asked my neighbor to come check out the garage and help set a couple more traps. I also asked him to move the saw so I could sweep up any droppings around it. He found the mouse. Dead. With the trap on his arm. I hope that means no more mice, but I have a feeling there was more than one. I think I will let Nathan take care of the mouse problem when he gets home.

6 comments:

muse said...

We once had a mouse, just before my daughter gave birth, and I was hysterical that the mouse would appear when she was here with the baby and all. I set a bunch of traps, including a sticky one. Then I was terrified to check them. Eventually I found it with a dead mouse.

Anonymous said...

Disappearing scissors are the worst! Good luck sewing with blunt kid scissors. hehe Yikes about the mouse! The image of it having its arm in the trap hurts. We had a mouse in our first apartment just before we moved out. Then we had a mouse in our hotel room when we came to MD to buy a house. Neither was a pleasant experience and both caused me to shriek and jump around like a crazy woman! I hope you don't have more than one on your hands!

Anonymous said...

p.s. The above is from Mary, in case you weren't sure ;)

Laurie said...

The good sissors! Never can find the darn things! Whaa!

Love ya!

muse said...

You'll find answers to things you asked on fast day.

Anonymous said...

Thinking about you on Christmas, and hoping your husband is home safely with you all!

Korrie in UT