We were on the way to bed when David told us he had just seen a mouse scurrying about his room. Silly us, we went to look at his room, which was as peaceful and quiet as could be. David made sure there were no edibles lying about, and I checked the internet to see what we could do till morning. One article said to put dryer sheets around. John fetched those, as I moved open packages of food from kitchen cabinets to the dining table. David said it was about 4:30 in the morning when he heard gnawing sounds. The mouse was biting down on the bottom edge of the door. Made us wish the paint had lead in it! We’ll need a quicker death than lead poisoning, though.
On our morning walk, we bought mouse traps at Sorrells. They still sell the classic wooden and wire ones for less than two dollars! I opted for two high-tech plastic ones, and John chose two bait boxes. We’ll see who wins.
I had gone to bed at 1 and got up at 6, so I took a nap after breakfast and after lunch!
Neighbor Logan (9) was with us for a couple of hours in the afternoon. We knew his parents wanted him to stay away from the computer, so John listed the things he did with us. He said, “He played checkers, helped do some outdoor work, flew the glider, watched TV for half an hour, read for 20 minutes, and played a game. A delight to have! Forgot to say he fed the horses, too.”
Logan told me of the BEST flight of the glider. His words were tumbling out of his mouth so quickly that I had a hard time catching them. He moved his hands in descriptive circles, saying, “It flew around FOUR times, and then it made a perfect landing on the grass.” Try saying that in 1.5 seconds!
I was lucky enough to catch one good flight in eight tries and present it here with a silent trumpet fanfare.