Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The mouse chronicles continue (and a little on hard times)

We got some sticky traps set out last night and so far got nothin'. Brian did see them scampering around out there this morning, but not around the storage closets. He saw them running in and out of our stuff that's been removed from our storage closet. So he moved one of the traps over to where our stuff is, and I can't see that one from the door. I'm sure as heck not going out there to check it. Blech!

I'm going to look at WalMart today for sticky papers... the sticky traps we got may not be as encouraging for the mice to just run right over, and I figure the more sticky stuff out there, the better. We want to pick up some more plastic tubs because I feel like everything that's going to be stored in the storage room outside should be totally secured in "chew proof" tubs. Brian has to go through all of the boxes and be sure the mice haven't nested in any of the cardboard boxes. As he does that, he can just replace everything into a plastic tub and not have our stuff laying all over the patio. He is pretty excited to go through possibly Hanta virus infested boxes.

On a totally seperate note, I was reading Facebook this morning and read a post from a relative about feeling ensnared in misery and failings. I think this is a feeling we all know so well, and this particular person is a pillar of faith, strength, and giving to others. He is such an inspiration to me and countless others, it is hard for me to imagine that he feels this way. But as humans, we all go through this! Because without the darkness that lives in each of us, could we ever truly know the goodness of the light that we are offered, free of charge, in the love of Jesus Christ? We are washed as white as snow in His sacrifice for our sins, failings, and misgivings? For He knows each of us better than we know ourselves; He sees our inner failings and hurts and petty grievances. He loves us in spite of these things because we are all made exactly as we should be.

"Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." John 8:12

"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling." Psalms 46:1-3

"But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin." 1 John 1:7


  1. Eeek! I just read back through your old posts to get to this one so I could be totally updated on the mouse craziness... ack! I would be freaking out. You seem so calm!

  2. Ack, Erin... calm, some of the time. I have moments where I freak out! Like when I came home from lunch today and looked out to see a very dead mouse in one of our traps-YUCK!!!!