Sunday, December 8, 2013

It Never Fails


There are times when my husband travels for business.  This has been going on since the dawn of time, so it is quite typical in our household.  

But......

It never fails that when he leaves the state, something happens at the farmette.  Be it sick kids, runaway cows, dead car batteries, it never fails that something happens.  At this point I have just come to expect it.  

So, last week we had made it 'til Wednesday with no event of any kind.  Really, I had been waiting, essentially expecting, something to happen.  I was beginning to think I was off the hook.  

I woke up that morning and went in the kitchen to fetch my cup of coffee and I heard a noise.  A noise at the edge of the refrigerator that could only mean one thing....I had a mouse on a sticky pad.  

Victory was mine.  

But, then I heard another noise.  Something strange and hissing.  And, I took a second look.  The tube that feeds water into the ice maker was stuck on the mouse pad.  When I moved it off the pad water started spraying everywhere.  

That mouse had chewed a hole in the line.  

Although the mess was cleaned up in due time and I repaired the line when I came home from work, I learned one important thing.....

Mouse Karma is real.  



36 comments:

  1. Oh no!!!!! that Karma, gets you every time...Francine.

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  2. I have to laugh, but at the same time, sorry it happened!

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  3. Death to mice! They are free cat food. At least you got the little thief. Signed Kitty
    This is what happens when the cat has access to the key board!

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  4. We had one running around the house a few mornings ago, for the first time...ever. Ember found it and had a little fun before we could round her up to the back door before she let it go and lost it. All in the midst of a house in disaster mode while we renovate. I am so not looking forward to the karma waiting for us at our back door. ; )

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  5. Even with the water everywhere, your outcome was much better than the outcome for the mouse. :) Great post.

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  6. Lol, your conclusion is so funny!
    I'm a winter gal so that photo is just eye balm for me!

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  7. laughing out loud! i do have to wonder how you dispose of said mouse on sticky trap... i can't think of any humane way to go about it - maybe drowning?

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  8. Oh I have learned not to mess with Mouse Karma it can really bite you back.

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  9. this is funny, that is not to say I do not sympathize with your dilemma of 'thingsthatgowrongwhenhubbyisaway' I do but you've got to not be so funny in recounting the event, glad you were able to fix it. :-)

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  10. I've had the same experience, the worst things to happen around the farm.. hubs was gone. I had to have a vet out and put my prize dairy goat down once all on my own.. I won't go into detail.. traumatized me. Glad you had the skills to fix it!

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  11. Darn mouse....yep it happens hear too if Hubby is out of pocket...something happens...

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  12. Oh wow....when you said Hiss, my mind immediately went to snake! thank goodness it wasn't that. I ktnow what you mean...each time that Sam would leave for a trip, something would happen. I finally was able to make a smart decision.......Go with him!!! Now, if something happens, we both have to deal with it when we get home...

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  13. Aaaagh! Glad that mouse is taken care of though!

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  14. Ouch, the mouse got you. I can relate to husband-away karma, it happens here too.

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  15. Mice can cause so much damage! Glad the problem is solved!

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  16. Oh dear, but your're right, it never fails. Before hubby retired and went away on frequent business trips, something always used to happen.

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  17. ohhhhhhhhhhhhh man! that is hilarious...ONLY because it didn't happen to me! hope the rest of your Christmas season is much lest eventful!!

    m ^..^

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  18. Oh my goodness! What a thing to get up and find!

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  19. Something tells me there is more story to tell!

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  20. Don't tell me that, we have a family of mice under Pidges cage, as he doesn't use it we were going to take it apart but now I'm having second thoughts.
    Merle.............

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  21. Darn mouse! I'm impressed that you fixed the water line by yourself...good for you!

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  22. I know this to be especially true when living in an old country house....it never fails, behind every event is another "small problem". Your mouse story reminded me of that fact.

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  23. Grrrrrr mouse karma... We've got that here too....

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  24. The last roar of the mouse...

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  25. not that i really love them but they don't scare me like snakes do. i have had to get rid of a few in my days. hope he does not have any friends hanging around some where. ha. ha!! ( :

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  26. This cold weather will certainly drive those critters inside. Glad you caught him but sad he did damage first!

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  27. I hear you. That's like the mouse I caught in my minivan that chewed a hole in the seatbelt.

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  28. I would declare all-out war ! Usually I leave them at peace, until I realize they've set up shop again in the garage for the winter - which means chewing up all kinds of things I'd rather keep. My record is 14 over a 3-evening span. Good luck with the vendetta.

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  29. My wife feels the same way when I travel.

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  30. Oh yuk. I am so glad we don't have mice in the house. We've had them in the chicken coop but once they're found, they quickly become snacks for the hens. With traveling husbands, we learn to be more self sufficient when it comes to disasters, but not because we want to.

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  31. Mouse karma- I love it : ) And the rest sounds about like our house.

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