I wish this was a post announcing that we are going to Disneyland but alas, it is far more serious and much less fun than that. Over the summer I had a friend spend the night while Josh was working in Ogden. While we were sleeping, I woke up to hear the tiniest little footprints scuttling around on the wood floor. It only lasted for a second so I wasn't sure if I had dreamed it. I brushed it off and went back to sleep. Fast forward to earlier this week and I was making the most wonderful smelling roast ever.Dr. Pepper roast that is sooo yummy and was super easy, you can find the recipe HERE)
Our house smelled delicious by the time it was done...so delicious that our little mouse friend decided to come out of the wall and take a whiff! Josh saw him for a split second before he ran away again. Instantly, Josh's alpha-man kicked in and he was ready to buy a trap to kill it. After lots of begging, he agreed to give me two weeks and ten dollars to find a nice way to catch him before the death traps came out. After consulting with my best friend (who I knew would be on my side), we decided to name him Winston and found this great trap for four dollars:
Basically, its a teeter-totter. As the mouse walks in to the get the peanut butter on the far side, the tube tips which shuts the door to the entrance. No harm done and he gets a nice snack while he waits.
So I set it up before we went to bed around 11 and at 2:30 on the dot, Josh and I woke up to it clicking shut.
We were so surprised how fast this baby worked. Winston was trapped so Josh was happy, and he was alive so I was happy. We left him there to deal with in the morning but he was teetering the trap back and forth every few seconds so I gave him a bit of light reading to hold the trap still.
The title is ironically fitting haha.
The next day, after I got back from school, I told my little brother I caught a mouse (he loves catching critters) and he brought his little cage so we could get a good look at Winston.
And here he is!!
Hopefully he is doing alright in the wild because I woke up for school a few days ago to find this:
Although Winston has to fend for himself in the woods now, the butterflies are happy as can be sipping on orange juice and water soaked paper towels in the comfort of our warm house. If you look closely, you can see their probiscus sucking up the water and juice. I love these little guys!
** Lastly, I wanted to tell you about a girl I went to high school with named Annie Lippitt. While I wasn't directly friends with her, I knew who she was. Almost every student at my school knew who she was. Not only was she out-of-this-world beautiful, she had the kindest, sweetest personality to go with it. Two weeks ago, while her and her siblings were driving back to Vegas from SUU, they were involved in a very serious accident.
Her two younger siblings walked away with little injury but Annie was badly injured when her seat collided with the back of a semi. She remains in a coma and was recently diagnosed as in a "persistant vegitative state." From what I've learned in school about PVS, Annie has a LONG uncertain journey in front of her. Thousands have come forward offering prayers and support for Annie and her family but I thought I'd spread the word a little farther (you can never have too many people praying for someone). Feel free to follow her facebook page for daily updates on her progress.**