June 8, 2010

Close Encounters of the Rodent Kind....

Good Morning --


I'm here to point you all in the direction of the rest of the My Time Made Easy Design Team today.


You see, over the weekend, I had some excitement.


My stamping area is in my basement -- which is unfinished, so yeah, cold in winter, warm in summer, all that good stuff.  Well, with that, also comes some... ahem... unwelcome "friends" on occasion.


I was downstairs in what I affectionately call "stampland" working on some vinyl lettering for my new mailbox (which looks GREAT, BTW) and I happened to notice something moving, out of the corner of my eye.  So I turned and looked...and there was a BIG MOUSE scurrying down the WALL.  ACKKKK!  I screamed like a little girl and ran upstairs and out the front door to my husband in the front yard, who thinks this is all very amusing.


I did *NOT* find it amusing.  Nope.  I know that these creatures come and live in my home on occasion, but they have NEVER been bold enough to show themselves  while I was DOWN THERE -- soooo...I'm a bit freaked out, and will admit...SCARED to go in the basement.  Talk about stifling one's creativity...I can't even think about ANYTHING other than rodents while down there.... *shudder*.


SOOOO, needless today, I have not really been down there, unless I HAVE to, and was unable to complete my project for today's group post.  I'm hoping my displacement from Stampland is short lived, as we are working on evicting my uninvited guests...and as soon as I can, I'll get my last project finished and for you all to see soon!


In the meantime -- be sure to stop by the rest of the team's blogs to see what they've got in store for you....a real treat, no doubt!








Thanks for stopping by today -- I'll be sure to shout it from the rooftops when I can get back to my favorite crafty spot :).

12 comments:

Ekip2 said...

Oh MY~! I woulda gone running and screaming too - AND yup - it would be a long time before I went back into infested stampland too - Here's to hoping those pesky varmints are gone and you can get your piece of stamp heaven back soon! YIKES!!!!!

Dawn Easton said...

oh my goodness, I'd scream and run too! ha! Hope you guys catch the little monster and they stay away!

Katie Cotton said...

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! You are hilarious tracey!

jackie.stampster said...

An easy remedy for your furry friend. They hate peppermint oil. Just put a few drops on a cotton ball and place a few of these in your area. They WILL stay away. Make sure you get the oil of peppermint and not extract.

Barb said...

EEEWWWWW!!!! I'd have scurried out of there also!!! Hope they are evicted soon and you can get back to your creative space!!!

Lauren (mytime) said...

Girl I don't blame you one bit! I wouldn't go there till I smelled the dead rodents decaying! EW!!!

Bee Burg said...

Hahahaha! I used to have mice as pets when I was a toddler so they don't freak me out. ;-) But I admit, any dark furry and moving creature, showing up unexpected while I craft, would make me jump out of my skin! LOL

The only cure I can see for you is to stamp with cute little mouse stamps for a little while, just to warm up to the idea of mickey in your craft space... ;-)

Sara said...

We had a mouse problem once when a field was cleared out near our house. My hubby was out of town so I had to deal with it all by my lonesome...EEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!! Anyway...I bought a ton of those food-less mousetraps. I laid them out in the appropriate spots...pantry, closets, garage, laundry room, etc. I heard snapping here and there for a few days and that was that! Body collection was DISGUSTING but better than decaying bodies...hahaha! We also knew exactly where they were coming in so we placed steel wool in the hole. They won't chew that! NO MORE MICE...YIPPEE!!!

Sarah said...

Oh Tracey- I am so sorry for you! I just hope things get "taken care of" very, very soon for you. Can hardly wait to see what you create after your time away!!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Eeek!! I hope you get your stamp room back (and rid of the critters) very soon!!

Susan said...

Ugh, varmanets are one thing I can't stand. Here's hoping they are gone for good.
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Lisa Kind said...

OMGosh, this is too funny Tracey! I would have done the same thing! My stamp room is in the basement too, but I've never seen an unwanted guest...hope I never do! Hope you are back stamping soon!