Last week I had an unwelcomed visitor stop by my lovely home… I was sitting in my living room when I heard a scratching sound coming from my dryer. At first I thought it might have just been in my head because when I would walk over to the dryer, it would stop…E.V.E.R.Y.T.I.M.E.
This was very frustrating and which resorted to me army crawling on the floor silently to confirm there actually was a noise and I was not crazy ((a debate my family and I have been having for years)).
Sure enough, there was a noise and when I peered to the back of the dryer I saw a hole in the vent hose. And yes, I did just google “dryer-tubing-to-vent” to figure out that fancy name, don’t judge me!
Clearly, there was a MOUSE in my home, violating my privacy and so I did the most logical thing… I called my parents who are approximately 464 miles from me. Clearly, despite the miles they would know what to do! And that they did! They told me I should call my brother, who lives approximately 3 miles from me.
Reluctantly, Kevin came over and sealed the dryer and the vent and assured me that there was no way a mouse would have came in…despite the fact that my dryer vent cap outside had fallen off (yes…I googled that too). He said I was hearing things, and that the hole was probably just from general use.
Well friends at about 2:00 a.m. I got to meet Stewart Little face to face as he was in my BEDROOM…right near my BED!
Below is my snapchat of the events immediately following our first meeting…clearly I needed evidence to prove to Kevin that I was right and he was wrong and there WAS a mouse in my house…duh. That’s what all big sisters do.
**video coming soon**
Well, suffice it to say it was hard falling back to sleep…then impossible to do once he was in my bed. Yup, you read that right… ::IN MY BED!::
The next day after work the lovely people of Home Depot helped me pick out a trap and he was captured soon after. While I feel this experience only added to my strong, independent-ness it was an experience I clearly would not like to ever experience again.
Moral of the story:
Friends, make sure this winter you have a vent camp.
Second moral of the story, always have photographic/video evidence to prove you are right.
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