Eek! There’s A Mouse In The House

Posted by on February 28, 2014
This gives you an idea of how we were parked on this gate and how the traffic flowed by

This gives you an idea of how we were parked on this gate and how the traffic flowed by

Last night as we were watching TV I glimpsed a dark flash on the floor in front of the fireplace.  When I took a better look I saw the hind leg of a mouse disappear behind the grandbabies toy box!  Needless to say I stayed in my recliner with my feet up while I sent my hero to inspect.  He came up empty-handed!  The plan is to find something to rid our home of this vile creature once we’re settled back in the yard in Karnes City.

Unfortunately, the short time that we’ve been here on this gate Michael didn’t put the rope lights out…BIG mistake!  I can tell you here and now that that won’t happen again.  :-/

A parting shot of our cow friends.  This mama stared me down for a long time before deciding to lie down with her baby

A parting shot of our cow friends. This mama stared me down for a long time before deciding to lie down with her baby

Yesterday ended up being the second highest traffic day we’ve had since we’ve been gate guarding, with 255 vehicles passes through the gates.  After 8:00 pm it was fairly quiet.  We finished watching Survivor and went to bed about 9:15. We’d been told that they’re be little to no traffic so it would be fine to get some sleep.  We were woken up once at 3:30 am when the 3 wash crew vehicles left but that was it.  Michael was up shortly after 5:00 am and had a few vehicles come in but the majority of the vehicles didn’t start arriving until after 6:30 am.

The big lights were nice...however it ran out of fuel on Wednesday night.

The big lights were nice…however it ran out of fuel on Wednesday night.

After the initial morning ‘rush’ which wasn’t much of a rush it was actually pretty quiet.  The company man and safety guy came both left about noon.  As the company man passed by I asked about the big light pole and if someone was going to pick it up.  I think they forgot about it…he turned around and went back down to the pad and tasked someone to come get it.  Shortly there after someone was here to pick it up.  Michael helped him get it taken down and hitched to the back of his truck.  He hauled it down to the pad to be lifted onto the put on the back of one of the big trucks.

If you look around the edges of the window you can see the jagged edges

If you look around the edges of the window you can see the jagged edges

We ended up getting a call at 2:40 from Kevin, our service guy, telling us that he was on his way to move us.  We had most everything ready to go but had a few things left to accomplish but we got ‘er done!  At 3:08 pm we were tooling down the road toward Karnes City!

When we got to the yard in Karnes City we

Our daughter in law, Kelsea suggested we color in some of the little pieces to make a stained glass window...would be pretty, eh??

The inside, looking out – Our daughter in law, Kelsea suggested we color in some of the little pieces to make a stained glass window…would be pretty, eh??

noticed that our drivers side rear window on the coach was shattered.  No idea when it happened.  Michael just happened to notice the rough edges of the window on the outside when we were parking.  We haven’t had the shade open on that window since we were in Corpus Christi at the beginning of January so we wouldn’t have noticed it from the inside.  Ugh!  Michael will call Heartland on Monday to see about ordering a replacement window as he thinks he can replace it himself.  (Jim B, if you read this and know if it’s possible, please comment).

We’re back in the same spot we were when we left on Tuesday.  None of the people who were here when we got here are left and there is only 1 other couple waiting for a gate but it sounds like they can only have certain gates so that makes us first in line.  Probably won’t be long before we get a new assignment but I’d kind of like it to be Sunday or Monday.

As far of the rest of today…I’m in my jammies and Michael’s in his boxers and we’re just gonna chill and watch some TV.  Ahhh….

 

 

4 Responses to Eek! There’s A Mouse In The House

  1. Joe Lenz

    Good luck with the next gate.. Also luck with the window, make sure you have a large piece of cardboard to cover the window opening ,just on case..

    • Kelly

      Thanks, Joe! For the time being the window is still in place and we’re hoping that it stays there until we can get a new one. Fingers crossed!

  2. samantha

    Dont you have rope lights?? They leep the critters out!!
    I would have screamed!!

    • Kelly

      Yep…just didn’t take the time to put them out…but that won’t happen again!

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