Well I’m packing and getting ready to move to another sublet. My current subletee is returning from the Lion King Tour. I’ve loved living here and walking to work. But on New Years Eve when I came home, I went to the kitchen sink to fill up my steamer (I try to steam nightly) and out of the corner of my eye I see this mouse jumping from the water, hot, scalding water, he was being flooded and instead of me turning off the water in a logical way, I jumped on a chair and squealed not knowing what to do, watching this poor little mouse trying to escape. Finally I grabbed a whole foods plastic bag, after turning off the water, and saw he wasn’t moving. I placed him in the bag and gently threw him down the trash chute.

I felt awful and I was shaking from adrenaline, and from SEEING A MOUSE IN MY KITCHEN SINK!!!!!!!!. I felt so bad until an hour later I saw another little creature running across my floor, and then an hour after that, while on the toilet, another, maybe the same one, run through the bathroom…Yipes! I hardly slept…the next day I bought huge plastic boxes to put my clothes in, that were in my suitcase on the floor…I didn’t spot any mice, thankfully the next day, but yesterday morning, I went back to the same sink, and there was another little mouse, DEAD, in my strainer/drainer…Needless to say, I’m ready to move…I refuse to put those glue traps down, because they cry really loudly when caught, and the next place best not have mice.


3 Comments so far

  1. Kathryn on January 4th, 2007

    You poor thing. We had mice once so I know how you feel. The only time I like mice is when they are at the pet store. I cant stand them in my house.

  2. Norene & John on January 7th, 2007


    We enjoy your photos and commentary of what’s going on, it keeps us connected to you and the JB’S . However as I read about your “mouse invasion” I was squirming in my seat just reading about it. YOU ARE A BRAVE WOMAN. How lucky are you that you were already in progress to move. Here’s wishing you a “creature free” new home :)

    Hate to mention food and mice in the same note – but just commenting on your Christmas Dinner with Peter et al. It sounded and looked great!! We enjoyed reading about your dinner as John and I cook like Peter – risotto, prime rib, etc, we even have the same table cloth, but there is one difference – our tree was green.

    Wishing you Health and Happiness in the New Year
    Hope we can get seats soon to see you all again.

    Norene and John (near West Point)

  3. Lori on January 10th, 2007

    Eweee mice!!! I’m glad you moved, because that is creepy :-(
    We had mice in our attic a couple nights ago!!!!