Sorry for the long pause. We've both had a virus at different times and it has just knocked me out. Unfortunately the anti biotics (some of my virus was probably bacterial) didn't agree with me, again. So I've had to stop them and am just trying to ignore the symptoms creeping back. Something I learnt was that a perforated ear drum will heal itself. I have had a build up of fluid behind the ear drums hence the popping and pain as the drums bulge. I googled pictures of it and it's fascinating. Luckily they have not perforated as the pics of holes looked a bit painful.
We have mice! I have to be honest straight away and tell you I put a trap down and caught one. The horror of it, hearing the decisive snap. I made my son go up and peer before I could even move. I kept sending him up to make sure it was dead and not trapped and suffering. Then I released it to try give a little dignity. All of this was done whilst sobbing away. I don't even kill flies you see. So to see a perfect little mammal was a bit too much.
I know there are more of them. It is actually getting me a bit low, sometimes. Usually at 5am when they are obviously active and Susie wakes me as she sniffs and pokes at things following her instincts. The noise is so creepy and I am living in dread of them discovering the kitchen.
Very clever little creatures and normally I live and let live and let them nest in the sheds and steal the bird feed.
Peanut butter and chocolate is the bait. Cheese is a Tom and Jerry thing I guess. Too many cartoons growing up.
So rising damp, mould and now mice have finally activated me and have rejoined the housing list. I had hoped my next move would be into a property I own however it's early days for a mortgage - however I have been researching them. It would be for a smaller property and hopefully a family would get to fill every space of this lovely big house.
I have now received my first non library fine. Driving in a bus lane. The camera has only just gone up and the council must be raking it in as so many have been caught out. I have never witnessed such an adherence to rules as people queue and indicate to enter the lane correctly since the camera went up. Banged to rights and you even get a little photo of your car as a souvenir. For five years I've snuck in a few feet too early. Pedantic or fair rent for that bit of road? Depends on my mood.