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Speaking of the heat.....
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Phyllis    Posted 08-07-2001 at 19:12:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Last year here seemed to be a lot worse than this year. I don't know how many 100 and 100+ degree days we had in a row, but it was getting unbearable. Anyhow, I had a problem with a mouse that decided to take up homesteading in my car, and on occasion throw parties in it. I didn't really want to hurt the little thing, I just wanted to remove it from my car, and let it reside some place else. So, I buy one of those humane traps, the little plastic boxes that they can go into, but can't get out of. We put it in there one evening, with lots of nice cheese and all, and unfortunately, I forgot about it until way up in the afternoon the next day. It was probably 200 degrees in the car, at least. I remembered the mouse, and got my son to go check. Sure enough, the poor fellow was in the 'humane' trap, but we were too late. It defies description, so I won't go into details. I still get teased about that from time to time. It was really sad though.

Cowboy Joe    Posted 08-08-2001 at 06:10:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here in NYC the heat index for today is between 105 to 110 degrees. Thank goodness for AC. My Con-Ed utility bill last month came out to $110 bucks. OUCH!

Denise    Posted 08-07-2001 at 20:25:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Oh geeze, that would be me.
I'm not surprised that you felt bad I would too.
(I am such a sap..)
We had a mouse in the van! We didn't know it tho till we were driving and the dang thing climbed out onto the windsheild wipers at about 40 mph. After much squealing ( me not the dogs) but also got them in a tizzy - Lee pulled over and we shopped at Walmart and more - his opinion, if the critter didn't have the sense to move on while he had the chance... I have no clue what happened to him (TG) here in the trailer (temp housing while we build as Kody makes us a VERY undesirable tennant) we have had a few looking for a warm place in the winter - we too put the 'have a heart' traps, of course the same critters are back a week later ( they know where the food is good) I am soooooooo glad I am not the one who had to turn them out in the cold!

Phyllis    Posted 08-07-2001 at 20:36:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't know how they find ways to get into cars like that. It seems like everything's sealed up tight, but then, there they are. I had suspicions for a while, but the clincher was when it ran across the floorboard right by my foot. I was on the way home from town, and when I finally got control of the car again, I was afraid it was going to jump out on my head, or run up my britches leg. I still wish it had've turned out better for the little thing though....

Denise    Posted 08-07-2001 at 20:40:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
at least my critter was on the outside!
Running across my foot????
I probably would have taken the short cut down the mountain!!!
but, yes, I still feel for the little guy too.

Phyllis    Posted 08-07-2001 at 20:45:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I don't have to worry about the mountains, just a cow pasture here and there..

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