Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Shock and Awe

Mission accomplished. The mouse has left the building. If you've been reading this blog, you know we've had a mouse problem in our apartment. Amsterdam hardware stores sell just 2 mouse remedies. Wooden traps and poison pellets. We didn't want to use poison pellets because of Holly, so we had tried the mouse traps for the past several weeks, using cheese and chocolate as bait. No luck. This mouse had better things in mind and would thumb his nose at us as he scurried past the dining room table towards the kitchen to get his 11PM snack.

When I was back in the US I stopped at Lowes to get some good old American mouse remedies. Live traps, enclosed snap traps, special mouse bait, etc. Brett got to work putting out the new traps last night, and within seconds of seeing the mouse scurry past, we caught him.

I'd like to say the war is over, but I'm sure we'll find "roadside terds" from his other mouse insurgent buddies over time. Still, now that we have our American weaponry, our odds in this battle are much better than they were. Hooray for Lowes and generous checked baggage allowances on United. :-)

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