#1 fire ants in motorhome cover. Problem solved. Critters are gone/ dead/ kaput. Rolled up the cover today and stuffed into its bag. Originally, the bag was about a foot or so high - now, with my rolling skills, it is over 3 ft. Big bunch of material stuffed into a too small container. But over and done with.
#2 As you may remember, I gave up on the Victory mouse traps with plastic thingy. Frustration with mouse traps does not become me. You'd think at my age, I could make a mouse trap work. You'd think.
To town. Got haircut. I am cute again.
Drove to Atwoods (you can find them online). Mouse traps are hard to find in a Farm & Ranch store. I get lost looking at the shelves of great farm stuff. Atwoods has more than one style of trap. I bought 3 styles (some were on close out). They are fab. Made a trip to grocery and bought creamy peanut butter - that extra crunchy just won't work for me.
I brought them home = headed for the garage - my boy (dog) Fritz followed along to visit his personal restroom in the dog pit. I worked away. One trap was positioned followed by a 2nd - differnet style. These were against the wall. I built a barrier to keep dogs at bay. Gave my attention to traps 3 & 4 for the far corner. Done.
It was time to leave - bundled up my equipment when I hear a noise. Fritz had moved the barriers and was finishing off the peanut butter on those traps. He got the job done without injury. How did he do dat? I don't know; I just don't know. Boy, Fritz got fussed at and chased back into the house. He moved pretty fast for having such short legs.
Re-did the first 2 traps. That was 6 plus hours ago. No dead mice yet. I hate to think that a mouse is smarter than I. And that's a fact.
A "STONE" is a family word for a personal story or thought, not quite an essay or short story. We moved to central Texas to be near a daughter. We are down to only one wirehair dachshund - Sadie. (Goodbye in 2021 to Oscar the ball boy and Bruno the larger twin) & my wife -- penned by a retired Texas H.S. band director - just nonsense thoughts unrelated to each other or anything other than what's happening and comments.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Mouse Wars #2
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