I have a mouse. He is in the walls. I hear him scurrying about at various times throughout the day. I have seen no evidence that he has made it into my apartment. Yet.

So I have set a couple of traps but nothing as of yet.

Lessons Learned From A Mouse In My Wall

And I got to thinking. Is there something to be learned from this?

Here is what I have learned from the mouse in my wall.

  • Sometimes stuff has to get done. When mouse needs something he gets it. He does not procrastinate.
  • It is okay to take a break. The majority of the time I do not hear mouse. He may be off doing other mousy things, but I like to think he is taking it easy. Meditating perhaps.
  • Be patient and take your time. Hard to explain this one but sometimes I hear mouse in one wall and then a moment later he is somewhere else.
  • Take only what you need. Again I see no evidence of mouse in my place. Maybe he is only taking a crumb or two. Lesson: We do not need to eat the entire bag of chips in one sitting. Have a couple, then stop.
  • Be persistent. Mouse is in the dark. But he finds his way using other senses. Use all means necessary to find your way.
  • Keep your surroundings tidy. Mouse is trying to find shelter from the cold. But I do not want to overtly invite him into my apartment. No crumbs, no unwashed dishes.
  • All good things come to an end. I feel bad about catching mouse but I don’t like the idea of him chewing wires, digging through insulation and making a mess.

So we will see what happens.

Keep things simple folks. Live your life and be grateful for all that you have.

“Live Simply”

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4 thoughts on “Lessons Learned From The Mouse In My Wall

  1. aw! i have a mouse too, i do not like my mouse, but your post made me smile and i shall think of my mouse differently (whilst still hoping he likes the peanut butter in the trap!)

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