Seriously, if I had eaten the Chinese food I'd been craving, I'm 100% sure my fortune cookie fortune would have read:
Mice will be in your future.
Let me explain...
As you may have read, we just purchased our first home! YAY! It was a foreclosure and had been empty for most likely more than a year. We cleaned, cleaned, cleaned the day after we bought it. And let me tell you, I'm not usually a screamer, but I screamed a little when I opened the range drawer and saw a dead mouse.
Eeeeewww! Still, I understood it--An empty house, even in the middle of the city... I get it. But gross! So here I am making plans to stretch our money so we can buy a new stove. I was just so grossed out at the thought of cooking there even after cleaning like a mad woman.
We went to get our mattress which had been stored in my parents' basement. Pulled it away from the wall to see mouse droppings everywhere. Bad enough? No. A tiny little hole in my mattress.
I literally started jumping up and down saying, "Ew! Ew! Ew!" like a little girl. Yes, I usually think I'm pretty tough, but I couldn't help myself.
What on earth do we do?! What if the mouse is IN our mattress?! Ack! HELP! How do I know if they got in the mattress? I know they're so full of diseases that we'd need a new bed. But how do I know? Somehow, I don't think that's a risk I want to take... but gosh, beds are expensive! :(
I think it will be awhile before I can sleep.
But seriously, if you have suggestions, let me hear them!!!