Squeak. Snap.

Last week I was in the office early plugging away on the DLC, and out of the corner of my eye I saw this quick movement across the floor.  I looked over and saw a good-sized mouse booking it across the carpet; he ran behind a bookshelf and disappeared.

So last Friday afternoon we put out some traps around the baseboards of the office.  You know, the traditional wood and metal snap-traps.  I know people are always trying to reinvent the mouse trap but the word on the street (OK, the word on Google) is that the old skool kind still work best.  

When I came in after the weekend, guess what?  I found not one -- not two -- but THREE trapped mice.  I felt a little bad about it, but trust me, mice are cute in pictures but having them use your office for a romper room is...well, kind of nasty.

The thing is, we don't have little mouse holes in our baseboards or anything.  It looks like they're probably coming in under the front door -- there's a little gap about 1/2 inch high leading out into the hallway.  I guess this is the downside of having two restaurants downstairs (Chinese and Mexican).  The upside is sometimes the hallway smells like Taco Chow Mein.