Friday Free-For-All – 08/03/18

Friday Free-For-All

We have a mouse problem. Since we moved into our house six months ago, our cats have caught and/or killed no less than six mice. And those are only the ones we know about. As we speak, they have a mouse cornered under the stove. Oh, and there’s a mouse in my car too. Shredding the napkins in the glove box and chewing on anything we leave in there. Gross. Unfortunately, there’s not a whole lot we can do to keep the mice out, and we’re reluctant to put kill traps down, as the cats could potentially get into them and get hurt. Any all natural mouse mitigation tips would be appreciated!

I dropped my phone in the toilet. I know. I can’t believe it either. The phone was in my back pocket, and we were just getting home from an outing. Vera was crying because she was hungry, but I really had to pee, so I was rushing to get through and feed her. I pulled my shorts down and heard a thunk. F*&#! Not only was it gross to have to reach into the toilet to pull it out, but the anxiety of whether or not it would continue to work was a pain in the ass. I know losing your phone isn’t the end of the world, but with a single income, we don’t exactly have it in the budget to run out and buy a new phone. Anyway, I immediately turned it off and put it in a baggie of rice for a few hours and thankfully it appears to be just fine.

I started watching Crazy Ex Girlfriend. I needed a new show to binge-watch while nursing, and had heard really good things about this one. So far, I have mixed feelings. While the music is hilarious and wonderful, I kind of hate the main character. Like, she’s legit crazy and not really a good person and makes terrible choices, so it’s hard to root for her at all. I’m still only on season one so I’m gonna try to stick it out for a bit, but I’m not sure I’m going to follow through until the end.

How about it, any tips for getting rid of mice?

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4 thoughts on “Friday Free-For-All – 08/03/18

  1. veryrach says:

    They have some cat-safe traps. We have one that you put peanut butter in this little container and then in goes the mouse, then you have to get him out & refill. Just be careful because where there are mice, there are animals that eat mice, aka Snakes and Bats <– both of these have been followed closely by the mice in my house. Just a warning!

  2. Fallon @ Slacker Runner says:

    I hate mice! This may sound mean but if you can find the holes they are coming in you can stuff the wire scotch brite pads in them and then cover it with wood. We had an issue at the restaurant years ago and very few things are allowed in restaurants. It might not help but it’s an idea?

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