Of Mice and Women

| 8/2/2010 9:43:36 AM


The Bad News:

I saw a mouse. Well, the movement of something and one dropping. I did not grow up in places that had mice, so I am guessing that “little brown thing” is mouse poop and I am guessing that “movement” was a mouse. This is not my first visitation. When my friend Eric was here helping me move in, we saw a little something moving around. I am not going to lie; I had a little meltdown. Eric asked me if I was going to be one of those women who jumped up on a chair and screamed. I said, “No,” and proceeded to walk up my stairs and cry.

I do not want to live with mice. I do not know what to do with mice. And the exterminator who visited me on the day I closed on the house (the first person I scheduled to meet me) told me I didn’t have mice. So why do I have one?

I am angry because Eric isn’t here and I am alone (except for the mouse). I am frustrated because I have to figure out what to do all by myself, and grappling with a mouse was not on my extensive and long list of tasks. Plus, it’s the weekend and I am guessing this doesn’t fall under the category of “extermination emergencies.”

This house thing is a lot harder than I thought it was going to be. I still have 36 boxes to unpack. What if the mouse crawls in one of them? How could something that could fit in the palm of my hand (perish the thought) be so upsetting to me?

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