A Day of Dead Things

Yesterday was an exciting day all of it’s own! Yes, the post title is true, there were several dead things that showed up in our little lives. Our coat closet has been “smelly” for some time now, I know, it makes me want to gag just thinking of it. Stuart and I had both independantly looked in there for the “source” of the nasty odor, but had no luck. Well since we’re getting ready for a garage sale we decided to go through the closet together, to consolidate (don’t jackets pile up so quickly???) and organize. In that process, Stuart found an old mouse nest and in it were several dead baby mice. Ugh!! I nearly lost it at that point. I’m so thankful for my stalwart husband who willingly deals with stuff like that even though I know it doesn’t thrill his heart too. Then, as if that wasn’t enough, Stuart decided to take the car apart to see if he could discover why it had such a reek as well. The whole garage was smelly!! It took him several hours because he basically had to take it all apart, and in the air compressor (or something) he did discover a nest! So that’s why the AC hasn’t been working!! But that wasn’t the worst part, because as he was pulling out nest stuff from up in the car, he grabbed a mutilated dead mouse! Oh gross! I don’t even know why I’m telling you all this, it turns my stomach just thinking about it! The car had been parked outside all summer because our garage door was broken, so the mice and whatever had full access to it. Blah! Well, once again, my hubby is my hero because I never would have been able to do what he did. For one thing in my blubby state I couldn’t have fit under that dash, but secondly, I NEVER would have attempted it for fear of what I’d find! What a blessing it is to have a husband who is motivated to take care of things, and not lazy and indolent. I’m so thankful for the man God gave me!! So think happy thoughts! The other morning I saw the outside cat devouring a mouse, so hopefully we won’t be having any more nastys about! Qade is dancing with his wall shadow right now… if that doesn’t make you smile, nothing will. 🙂

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