BEASTIE IS DEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now, normally I would not be this excited about the demise of another living creature. I am happy to make an exception in this case, though.
When I got up this morning I made my way to the bedroom. You know, because I have been sleeping in the living room for the last few nights. (How sad is it that a MOUSE chased me out of my own bedroom?!?) Anyway, I wasn't expecting much because I was discouraged and sure that I was never going to get rid of the creature.
Much to my delight and happiness, one of the traps worked! When I looked behind my dresser I saw little legs and a tail sticking out of a trap! I am not lying when I tell you that I did a happy dance right there in my bedroom!! I was so, so happy! I was going to post a picture of a dead mouse but all the ones that I found online were actually kind of gross so I spared you.
Once the high of th dead mouse wore off I realized that I was going to have to dispose of the corpse. Hmmmm. I had to talk to myself for about ten minutes before I got up the courage to pick up the trap. (In the interest of full disclosure I feel I must tell you that I also had to dig something out of the trash can to poke at the thing to make sure it was really dead. All I needed was to pick up the trap and have the thing move. That would have been the end of me.) I quickly squeezed the opposite end of the trap and let the carcass drop into the trash can. I tied the top closed and took the trash out.
I am still going to sleep on the couch for a few more nights, just to make sure that none of its "friends" were invited to the house. If I don't seen anymore "evidence" by Friday night I will feel safe enough to go back to my room. I will be so glad because I miss my bed!
It is HOT here today. We are talking 103 degrees outside right now! I LOVE IT!!!! Everybody is whining about how hot it is. Not me! I am THRILLED!!!! My plants, especially the tomatoes were SO thirsty when I got home today. Once I watered them, though, they were much, much happier. I am also thrilled that the air conditioner is still working. I am still praying that it lasts for several more years.
miss raven got a letter from her doctor yesterday. Seems like it is time for her to get her annual exam. I have been kind of dreading this because it means that I am going to have to lay out some serious cash. Between the exam, her shots, bloodwork, and teeth cleaning, she is going to cost me an arm, a leg, and possibly my left kidney. She is worth it though. :)
Time to get something cold to drink!