I am going to tell you a story backwards.
Today I was carrying the cat and as I turned the corner to walk up stairs I simultaneously almost threw the cat at the stairs, almost screeched and almost peed myself.
This past October I had to call an exterminator while Tim was in Denver because a mouse got into the garage through a gap in the bottom seal of the garage door and then made it into the house through a torn seal at the bottom of the door that leads from the garage into our kitchen. We had a mouse in the kitchen and then that mouse had babies. Long story short. It was the worst 2 weeks of our marriage. Tim was away on business for 10 of those 14 days. The kids and I stayed at Beth’s place for 3 nights of those 10 days. In total 12 mice (all but one were babies) were trapped and killed with the help of pb and a piece of dog food on the traps.
Three years ago at Tim’s AGM in Texas Tim and I bought the kids “I am sorry we went on vacation with out you” gifts. Elise got a super cute quilted purple horse. The boys got Davy Crockett coon skin hats.