Well, today (actually tonight at 9:35) marks the 39th anniversary of my awareness of the world around me. Yup, my birthday has arrived. And how am I going to celebrate? Well, this afternoon I’m going to lay out some traps for a rodent that has decided that my house makes a good domocile.
I mean, I’m sitting on my futon this morning, doing my daily reading, and I see a little movement to my left. It looks like something crawling (quickly) along the wall. Didn’t get a good look, so I stand up to look behind the desk – nothing. Well, about 10 minutes later I see either a large mouse or a rat go from my family room into my kitchen.
I go get the dog to see if she’ll track it, tell my wife (big mistake – she was sleeping and started having nightmares right away), and start my search – again, nothing. The dog wasn’t even interested (bitch!). Well, I’ve done this before (not at this house), so it shouldn’t be a huge deal. Peanut butter works great with standard rat traps.
Okay, with that diatribe out of the way, just wanted to let people know that the sonic-boom sound that came from the west was just the first rays of sunlight coming up on my house this morning, kicking of a day-long celebration of my parents being fired up for a couple minutes.