Tonight the power on my side of the street went for some reason so it was flashlight time (and I have to say those little battery operated puck lights I put under my kitchen cabinets came in really handy while I was trying to find the flashlight and candles). Anyway during the whole 20 minutes or so the lights were out Eb had to go outside so the flashlight and I waited inside while she went.
Now I understand why they use their flashlights all the time on CSI even when they could turn on the lights. While moving it around I found a dead body. A mouse and given the mousing knowledge I have been unfortunate enough to gain, a relatively recently departed one. Just when I was feeling reasonably safe again (they don't miss a chance I tell you. The screen the exterminator had me put on the bottom of the door last year fell off for a whole day last week and the little opportunist didn't miss a beat I guess). It was in an area where a shadow falls when the overhead light is on so I didn't notice it before. I had noticed one of the baits vanished but had hoped not to see the reason why. I don't know how long it would have taken to see it without that flashlight.
I've should leave the poison container nearby so maybe the little smartasses will read that they are supposed to go die outside or somewhere never to be found again because these ones around here don't seem to get that and I hate dealing with getting rid of them.
Anyway, I'm not going to be sleeping again for at least a few days I guess. One ear open all the time and I guess I'll be taking my flashlight into the basement and some other places to see if there are other invaders around. Stupid rodents. I've never had a house they like the way they do this one and it's getting to be a bit much.
Guess I'll stay on porno patrol for a while to entertain myself.