The good news around here is that the constant rodent partying seems to have ended. No more rodent-bowling. No more rodent-dancing. No more rodent-hide-n-seek, flitting in and out of my peripheral vision. We aren't hearing squeaking in the walls or the pitter-patter of little feet in the ceiling above us. No more mice in the bath tub.
Yep. They drank the Kool Aid, or actually, ate the bait. The poison bait.
And you know what the bad news is. Right? Do I even need to say it?
They are starting, those little dead bodies, to smell. Not to smell, no, that's not putting it accurately. They are starting to stink as only death can stink and this is why we didn't put out poison long ago but it had reached a tipping point and we slid over into the side of KILL THEM. KILL THEM! KILL THEM ALL! and now we're going to reap the rewards.
It is supposed to get up to almost 80 degrees tomorrow and it is supposed to be warm all week and it is warmish now, misty and foggy and warming up nicely and speaking of tipping points- will there be a point where we have to abandon ship and leave the house and take our dogs with us until the process of decomposition has fully taken place? Where would we go? We can't just bag it and run for the island for weeks on end. I suppose we could rent a camper and put it in the backyard. I'm seriously trying to think of alternatives here because this is a real possibility. There are not enough scented candles in the world to cover the stench of the number of dead rodents I fear may be trapped in our walls, under our house.
Well, there you go. Life in Lloyd isn't all light pouring over the oak trees. It's not all cute little chickens laying eggs in begonias. It's not all hanging out on the porch and drinking martinis. It's not all cutting up vegetables that we grew to put in soup. It's not all magnolias and camellias and Buddha-in-the-impatiens. It's not all a house full of light and grandchildren and dancing in the hallway to the Rolling Stones. It is not all easy or lovely or charming.
Yin and Yang, baby. Yin and Yang.
You can quote me on that.
I'll keep you posted.