I just wanted to post this. I'm sure it is silly to most of you but it means a lot to me so I wanted to share it. We've had a mouse in our house and I've been trying to catch it all week. Finally today, when the mouse had eaten the bait and gotten away for the hundredth time, I couldn't handle it anymore. I was really upset, as I'm sure mom and Chels could attest. I even went so far as to get my neighbor to come and set the traps (because I had set them wrong). The mouse still got the bait and escaped even after the traps were set right. Mike called from work and I got to talk to him for about five minutes and the whole time all I could do was cry. So stupid. I know. I couldn't figure out why I was crying about some stupid (well, smart) mouse. I think we will blame it on pregnant hormones and missing the husband who usually takes care of issues like this.
Anyway, I was worried about using rat poison because of the boys and people keep telling me horror stories about the sticky paper so I just didn't know what to do. I saw this random thing online that some lady had posted. She said she put the fatty part of bacon on the trap and it worked every time. She said the mice have a hard time chewing it and it's heavy so they can't just grab it and take off before the trap goes off. Luckily, I had bought bacon at the Commissary yesterday. We don't buy bacon that often so it was just lucky I had bought it. I put the bacon on it and then a few hours later some friends knocked on the door. They had brought treats and I invited them in. They weren't even in the house for ten minutes when I hear a snap and I jumped up and ran to the kitchen. They were really confused and worried their dog that they had brought with them and put in the backyard had done something bad. But no, I had my friend's husband check in our pantry and sure enough, the mouse was caught! He bagged it up and threw it in the dumpster for me.
Now, this may seem silly to you all, or at least to the men, but I have to tell you that it was an answer to a prayer. I can't tell you the relief I feel now. First of all, I think it was inspiration that I bought bacon. Not only was I able to catch the mouse but Heavenly Father sent a man to our house to throw it away for me. This is a silly example that was causing me a lot of grief and I know Heavenly Father sent them to our house tonight. So, he answers prayers...even the silly ones.