Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
January 17, 2017 - Florida Keys

Saturday, May 25, 2013

I’ve Invented a New Mouse Trap

We’ve been pretty busy this past week. On Sunday we had a visit from a very nice couple who will be retiring in January and hitting the road as fulltime RVers.

Mark and Kay found our blog through my cousin who lives in Michigan. It turns out Mark and my cousin’s husband work in the same industry. Even though I haven’t seen my cousin in years, through Facebook and our blog they knew about our lifestyle and travels. Our blog was recommended and Mark and Kay found their way to our front door.

We sat outside on a beautiful day enjoying the delicious bakery treats they brought and answered their questions about our experiences in this wonderful life. It was fun meeting them, and we may even run into them next winter as we’ll both be exploring the Gulf Shores area. I’m always amazed at what a small world it is.

Monday afternoon I was sitting in my recliner watching TV. I saw some movement out of the corner of my eye, and to my horror saw a mouse sitting on the floor in the corner in front of the TV cabinet. Yikes. Kevin was out mowing so I had to figure out what to do about it. I slowly got up and went to get a shoe box I had in the closet to try and catch it. I got it trapped in the corner but couldn’t get it to go into the box.

As my mind was racing to figure out how to get this creature out of my home, I happened to look at the fly paper I had hanging near our back window. It just so happens that the lake flies we get every year in May had come out in full force last week. Some of the little flies get into our RV and congregate by the back window. The fly paper helps get rid of them during the two week period they are here.

Hmm, maybe I can catch the mouse with fly paper. I got another roll of it and unspooled it. I hung it down and was able to stick the mouse to the paper. I threw it into the box and slammed on the cover. I took the box outside and found Kevin. He just threw it into the dumpster. I felt a bit bad for the mouse, but not bad enough to allow them to be in my home. Kevin set up a trap, but it seems our visitor was alone. No customers at the trap. Thank goodness!

On Tuesday night we drove to our son Eric’s house. We took the truck so we could pick up his new bathroom vanities. He’s having them installed and his tub and shower redone and then his bathroom remodeling will be done. Then the three of us headed to Miller Park to enjoy a baseball game.

Our team has not been doing very well so far this season. However, we saw a great game that ended in a win for the Brewers. Yeah!

Kevin, Eric and Ev at Brewer Game

The weather last week was very nice. The lilacs and crabapple trees have finally begun blooming about two weeks later than normal. I so enjoy passing the lilac bushes on my walking route. They smell so great!

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One of the other pleasures as I walk is seeing the white pelicans soar overhead. I never tire of watching them.

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Our park is full for the holiday weekend. Yesterday they just kept coming. I remarked to Kevin that we must be an RV park rather than a campground. All 24 of our sites are occupied by motorhomes, fifth wheels or travel trailers with just a few pop-ups and one tent set up behind a fifth wheel.

Since we are a county park with only 30 amp electric at the sites, I’m a bit surprised to have all RVs and no tenters. I guess RVers are discovering what a treasure our small park is. The weekend weather forecast is for cool temps and a slight chance of rain Sunday night and Monday. Not the best, but it could be worse.

I hope everyone has a safe, relaxing and enjoyable holiday weekend!

Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!