11.11.2010

There has been a Mouseacre

This is painful to admit...
We have had a mouse.
Yeah...disgusting.
We live in really old apartments. Remember how I said we live in "Little Mexico"? Well, we do.  And we love it.  But sometimes things can get a little scary around here.  Like when winter starts coming, and all of the little critters think its cool to just burrow themselves right in to your warm home.  Nope. No way. Not happening.

It all started about a week ago when one morning we went in to the kitchen only to notice that half of our baseboard had been chewed/scratched through right by the dishwasher. EW! 


From that moment on I only wore boots around the house.  

Even if I was in my unmentionables and I was going to the kitchen, I would throw on a pair of boots.  You can imagine how nerdy that looked. 

So, Mr. Murphy bought some mouse traps and all I could think about was that cute movie where the mouse gave the guys a lot of trouble but then in the end they were just all friends.  Why couldn't we do that.  "Hey mouse, lets just be friends, ok? You are probably really cute and have babies, so lets just not mess this up.  Go away a live a happy little mouse life."


Then last weekend we came home from being at my parent's overnight only to find that my bag of Hawaiian Sweet Rolls had been eaten through.

Oh no you didn't. That mouse is going DOWN!  You mess with my food, you mess with me!


So, I made Mr. Murphy set the traps that night and I have been living in suspense ever since.  It has been awful.  Every morning I go to the kitchen full of anxiety for the fear of seeing a squirming half dead mousey in my kitchen.  Every morning has been the same...

no mouse.
no mouse.
nothing.
nada.
no mouse.
ooo, i want breakfast.
no mouse.

Until today...


The trap was flipped upside-down.  I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO!!!  Mr. Murphy left for class at 7:30 so I called him and told him to come back home and save me!  I am living in suspense until 9:45.

*blog title credit-my witty hubs

19 comments:

Pia said...

Oh my, I would totally freak out!!
My sister and her husband had a mouse in the apartment as well. The problem was that they couldn't put up any traps because they have a little son and the risk of him getting his fingers caught in one was too big. In the end, they moved out of the apartment (not just because of the mouse, they planned on moving anyway). Luckily, the mouse did not hide in one of the boxes and appeared in their new apartment which was one my sister's biggest fears.

I hope Mr. Murphy saves you from the evil mouse soon!

Court said...

We had to set up mouse traps all the time in South Africa... It was like our house was mouse headquarters. Eeek! I would walk around in boots too. I feel your pain! Hopefully your mouse troubles are nearing an end!!!!

Tunes & Spoons said...

I hope!!! And I meant victim not assailant on the above picture. Our bread did not attack the mouse, although that would have been cool...

Preston & Syd said...

We totally caught five mice when we first moved into our house! I was so grossed out! And I can totally relate with only wearing boots in the house- I wore my running shoes all over the house. It felt much safer that way! I hope this is the end of your little miceys! We have been mouse free for a couple of months and I hope they never return! haha

e.day said...

ha!! can i just tell you last year i lived in "missouri mansion"- a huge house where i had pincher bugs, silverfish, and a MOUSE that literally lived in my closet and attacked my feet in the morning for like 5 months. JJ even caught it once and we put it outside an entire freaking block away...guess who came back the next week.

i wouldn't touch it either. but then, i tried to use one of the nice "peanut butter" traps where it keeps them alive. the mouse was too dang smart.

i can't believe he had the gall to mess with hawaiian street rolls. who do these mice think they are!?

Ashlee's Annals said...

Oh my goodness. The only thought that keeps coming to mind is "well bless your heart". And your heart needs a lot of blessing with a mouse in the house! Especially a dead mouse! YIKES! I'm glad you caught him though. :)

-Sam I Am- said...

EEEEEK!
Mice are just the worst. Sorry you guys are having to deal with that but glad it's being taken care of!! Goooood luck gettin' that sucker turned over and handled. :)

Ahn said...

haha. funny title...good job to the husband. this kind of sounds awful. i need to stop complaining about silver fish cause at least i don't have mice...that i know of.

Young People in Love said...

We caught two mice in the last four days. Grossy gross gross. But, at the same time, a part of me feels so sad seeing them squirming for life on those sticky traps. It's a moral dilemma.

Kai.Mercado. said...

You think thats bad my mom once found a foot long RAT in their house and an owl stuck in the fireplace....geeezzz

Always Zee said...

your blog is adorable. poor mouse.

Anonymous said...

False alarm peeps. Turns out the mouse has eluded us for now...he was able to set off the trap without getting caught...we might be dealing with a "Jerry" mouse.

- Husband a.k.a Spoons

Jeska said...

Hi! Thanks for following! I love your blog. And this post is too funny. We had soo many mice one winter I was ready to move out. Thankfully last winter we had ZERO, knock on wood. Following back!
Jeska @ livinglovesong.blogspost.com

thrifted finds said...

eww! haha this brings up so many awful memories of mice in our home growing up (we lived in the country) and for some reason i was always the one to find the mice in the pantry or in my dogs mouth. so sick.

Zach/April Rowell said...

funny story!! :) thanks for the blog comment.

Natalie said...

eek!!

Steve and Jess said...

Oh my small world, Aleni has totally talked about Sister Zimmerman too!

Steve and Jess said...

P.S. We totally had mice at our apt. in CA this summer....I don't know what it is about those little guys but they totally freak me out! Yuck! I feel for ya!

amylou said...

oh that is so much like me! haha
i did the same with the mouse and the lizards we had in our home. Luckily that mouse left my food alone!

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