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Well, day two of the mouse infestation and as I sit here typing on my brand new HP (more on that in a minute) one of the lovely critters has just ran behind my bookcase in the livingroom. Fuckity fuck fuck fuck what am I going to do???? This is after being awoken at 5:00am this morning by the loud SNAP of a trap being sprung which I had strategically placed behind the refrigerator. I have decided burning my house down is the only way to get rid of them.

This is my third November in this house and the second that I've had mice. I believe they live in the field behind my house; once it starts getting cold they look for a warmer place to winter. Yeah well this ain't no damn hotel so pack  your bags and move your ass along dear mice, I have enough trouble feeding the human critters in my house. I think it's the boys room that attracts them. It's like hotel paradise for mice. They get in there and immediately text all their friends and family to invite them over, saying "holy shit man, you'll never believe the island oasis we found in this teen bedroom, there's dirty dishes to lick and half filled chip bags, clothes all over the floor to make warm snuggly nests". Before I know it they'll have squatters rights. Maybe I'll just burn the boys bedroom, which would be easier than making them clean it up.

*Sigh*

On the laptop - I bought the HP Pavilion rather than the Toshiba. I had reserached both extensively before buying and actually had my mind made up on the Toshiba, until I got to the store. The HP felt sturdier, it has a nicer keyboard. It did however take 6 years to setup because HP puts a bunch of preloaded crap on their laptops. It's not a big deal because you can immediately remove it once you get the initial setup completed. I will admit I'm enjoying my HP experience which surprises me because I'm a die hard Dell user. Dell desktop at work (various models over the past 12 years) Dell laptop at home. I decided to go with another brand this time as Dell has lost a bit of its presitge over the last couple of years, plus they are alot pricier. So there Daffy, that's the explanation for the HP rather than the Toshiba. Also, go with the 17 inch monitor, it makes such an incredible difference in a a laptop and is not nearly as cumbersome as one would think.

Does anyone know if those high frequency mouse deterrent thingy's work?  They supposedly emit a sound which deters mice from an area. I'm considering buying 16 one but not sure if they would actually work. With my luck I have deaf fucking mice and the little bastards would be immune to the noise.

Also, for those of you that comment (thank you by the way), I do try to reply if you have reply turned on. If you don't, I will reply to your comment in the comment box thingy (is there a word for that?) I think I may have scared a few soon to be new moms with my breastfeeding post. Sorry about that, just tellin it like it is. Though it appears from your comments there are a few lucky women out there that have actually experienced breastfeeding in a positive way.

I'm off to buy a can of gasoline and matches.

7 comments:

Vinomom said...
November 28, 2009 at 11:07 PM

Oh god. Mice! Thank the lord (knock on wood) thats not something I've ever had to deal with. Crazy spider crickets,ants and bees, yes.

Good luck with that!

Aunt Juicebox said...
November 29, 2009 at 8:13 PM

Glue traps. Those work much better. It's a little crueler, because they mice get stuck and basically die from stress or starvation, but they can't spring the trap and get away. And you can't have them setting up a big ass colony.

Martinis or Diaper Genies? said...
November 30, 2009 at 3:29 PM

mice. sickness. The high frequency thing worked for roaches when we lived in the city but I don't know about mice.

Oh and thanks for the birthday wishes!

Conquer The Monkey said...
November 30, 2009 at 6:12 PM

might be time to get a cat, that will keep the mice out FOR REAL!!!!!

Lola said...
November 30, 2009 at 7:41 PM

I've got two cats who basically live in the cellar because we have so many mice.

We've tried everything (except the high frequency thing, because I thought it wouldn't work), and we still end up with a few no matter what.

Congrats on the new laptop!!! We've got Toshiba, HP and Dell here, and they're all great. I am partial to the Toshiba, but I paid a huge amount of money for it, because it needed all bells and whistles for my job.

kys said...
November 30, 2009 at 9:14 PM

I used the high frequency thingies when I lived in student apartments and had nasty, dirty, roach infested neighbors. It's worth a try.

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