Ugh - I already failed at Nablopomo because it looks like I forgot to post yesterday. Well, here's a post for today anyway:
I have seen a mouse in the house THREE TIMES today!! We've known that there are mice here for a long time now - we've seen evidence of them, and Jake has seen one or more in the garage - but I have never actually seen one in the house.
1st Sighting: I was sitting on the couch in the family room, minding my own business (or maybe others' business, too - may have been on Facebook), when something in the kitchen caught my eye. I had a psychology professor who taught us that if your eyes tell you they see something, they probably do (There is quite the story that goes with that lesson.), so I looked and lo! and behold, there was a mouse scampering across the kitchen floor. I called Jake and told him, and then I went and got the kittens, who have been living on the other floor of the house.
2nd Sighting: I was sitting on the couch in the family room, again, when I heard a noise coming from the kitchen. The kittens were near me, so I knew it wasn't them, and that left the mouse as the culprit. I grabbed a kitten and looked in the kitchen near the stove, where I thought the noise was coming from. There is a hole next to our stove, and I put the kitten near it, hoping he would go in and investigate. Then, while he and the other kitten and I were all there, the mouse darted out from under the stove and then back under it again. I pushed one kitten into the hole and he stayed in for a minute. Both he and the other kitten walked back and forth in front of the stove for a minute or two, as well, but they didn't seem as drawn into the situation as I would like.
3rd SightingI decided that I should actually try to accomplish something today, so I started moving baby stuff from the living room to a bedroom - I didn't want the kittens to get into it. After moving several items, I grabbed a bag, and I lifted it I saw something, which startled me, of course, and then I watched a little grey mouse run under the door to the utility room. I grabbed the kittens, who were trying to sleep on the couch, and threw them into said utility room for a few minutes. They probable never saw the mouse in there, but when I let them out, I left the door cracked in case they decide they'd like to look around in there more.
Jake says he's bringing four different types of traps home.