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  • Livid (regarding a Mouse)

    Last time, on Mouse Update we were at 5. I don’t really get livid very often, but this morning we went to a new count. Leah herself stepped on a blanket in the living room that squeaked. Under the blanket was a mouse who had dragged a glue trap under there, freaking her and me…

  • As of yesterday: Mice

    Updated Mice stats: Sad, really. “Where the heck are they coming from?” is what I want to know. It’s not clear to me. Previously.

  • Dear Mice, GET OFF MY PROPERTY

    …specifically, get out of my living room. Score today alone: Heck, I have a pre-made icon to denote kills. This should demonstrate my readiness. First contact was a week and a half ago. We thought you were a lizard. That was sort of fun. I remembered lizards on the wall in the Philippines and that…

  • No Mice = Good Mice

    So I left another baited trap out last night, and we’ve had no kills. For some reason I find this reassuring. We’re not about to be overrun, I think. We just have a mice problem. I got some feedback on my posts about the mice yesterday from friends. Thanks for the feedback! I chose the…


  • Keeping Score (WARNING: This gets a little grisly)

    Courtesy Catchmaster has a 100% Flash website, so none of it is in Google, but Here are the Catchmaster Glue Boards that did the trick. (Here’s the grisly part) He was still alive and terrified when I woke up. He was struggling, so I knew I had to act fast. My friend Meg emailed me…

  • Rodentia Update

    This morning I got up just a little bit earlier than usual. Stumbled bleary-eyed into the kitchen, and what should I see skittering across the long counter? Something very “Stuart” shaped. Just a little bit earlier, mind you. They know our habits. I’m convinced of it. The last kill was right as Leah and I…

  • In Really Brief!

    Since the last update: fires being beaten back. More homes lost. Fires still going. Smoke is largely cleared in downtown. Freedexter corrected me on the issue of the schools being open. San Diego City Schools were/are off all week. Saw Shaolin Soccer last night. It’s absolutely brilliant. BRILLIANTLY funny. I made these for the potluck…

  • Mouse.

    Leah and I have a mouse in the new place. Tuesday night I was going for a chocolate bar in a basket on the kitchen counter. And I notice there’s about a 1 inch by 1/4 inch chunk out of a corner — with the attendant aluminum foil wrapper also gone. When I say “gone,”…