Friday, December 1, 2006

Wind and more Wind

If that girl were standing in Pittsburgh right now, she would be airborne.  The wind gusts are simply awful.  Joey said the DISH went out a couple of times for a minute or two this morning.  Grizzly has settled down but was very nervous around the time the satellite went out.  It is still extremely gusty and starting to get cold.  The wind just blows through this old house of mine.

My fuss tonight....a critter in my basement.  Some of you may not know but I'm totally creeped out by mice, moles, etc.  Joey came up from the shower and said he saw what he thought was a mole scurrying into the coal cellar.  Now, where in the world my killer cat has been all day I don't know.  She perches herself on the basement steps constantly since she caught a mouse last fall.

I dug out some sticky strips and put it where I caught the last mole a couple of years ago.  Caught that sucker within minutes but didn't want to pick the strip up while it was still squirming coz I was kind of queezy.  I read a couple of journals and went back down.  The darned thing is gone; got off of the sticky tape stuff.  Sheesh, now my dilemma is where the heck did it go to?  I'm hoping it isn't half dead somewhere in my basement.  A lesson to be learned...I should have gotten when I had it.  So, tonight I'm on mouse patrol or whatever it is.  I know Mocha doesn't have it because I closed the basement door.  I didn't want her or the dog getting stuck to that stuff.  Grrr....I'd rather plunge sludge out of my bathtub.

I'm staying home tonight.  The power is out just about everywhere around me (including Day's Inn) but my house is still on; keeping my fingers crossed. 

Please continue to keep Jackie in your thoughts and prayers as it appears the lesions her sister has in her liver are cancerous and have spread from another area.

Have a good evening!

 

            

23 comments:

lisa41076 said...

Chris, Awwwwwww hope you catch the mole, stay warm and I'll keep Jackie in my prayers, Have a good weekend, Hugs Lisa

queeniemart said...

Windy as all hell over here....Rick's mom lives on the same circle street as my brother. Rick went over to his mommy's tonight and said the house next door to my brother had a huge Christmas tree (is that a pine tree?) fall down and fall into my brothers neighbors house and half the house has damage and you can see the inside of the house! Rick said if the wind had blown the other way, it would have slammed into my brothers home. There is damage all over my city. Raining and cold too. Ba Humbug..and i have to go to work in 10 minutes!!
I hope you get that critter! I HATE mice!
LOVE YOU,
lisa

jckfrstross said...

stay safe and warm:) enjoy your weekend

Deb

penniepooh said...

Chris, that`s a cute graphic and very clever how you put cab in the seashell! That girl is braver than me, walking along with those big birds. <shiver>
I know, isn`t the wind crazy? So far my Christmas lights haven`t blown away. lol
HUGS
penny

siennastarr said...

Don't get blown away, Chris!! lol  Our winds are gusting like crazy out here at this end of the US too!  Weird!  Think mother nature is trying to tell us something? Perhaps she is trying to 'blow us off!"  hahaha   Ignore me.. I'm menasuicidilistic! hee  Go ahead!  Figure that one out!

Hope you catch that varmint!  Isn't it funny that a critter runs around in your basement and it's called a mole...and Marilyn Monroe had one of those on her face. Ewwwww  

Geesh.. the American language is weird.

I'm rambling.. I know...

Love you
Jackie

lanurseprn said...

I hope you catch that critter in your house.  I hate uninvited guests!!  
Stay safe with all of that wind!  
Will keep Jackie in my thoughts.  She's sure been through a lot this year.
Hugs to you...Pam

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

It was bad here yesterday!  Wind blowing and snowing like everything...got 8 inches...Mice and critters bug me out too!! EWWWWW....the thought of a moving mole...you got me squirming in my chair....I was thinking about getting one myself...well have  a good night!  TerryAnn

sugarsweet056 said...

Prayers going up for Jackie's sister.
Winds not too bad here, just ice & snow & COLD!
Hugs, Sugar

jeadie05 said...

I really hope you catch the dritter ,I hate uninvited guests like that ,Ihope the lights are soon restored to your neighbourhood  your siggy today is amazing ..love Jan xx

ally123130585918 said...

Chris keep safe if those high winds and hope your power don't go off ~ and I hope your neighbours get theirs back soon  I don't mind mice or moles but don't want them indoors although I know we do have one in the Garage ~ hope you find it where ever it is ~ Ally

midwestvintage said...

 I hate creepy critters.  My old house got mice every fall from the fields.  Hated them.  So far none in this house thank goodness.

             Julie
http://beta.journals.aol.com/midwestvintage/JulieLosesitMyWeightLossJourney/

pharmolo said...

Hmm, hope your critter's gone for good, Chris. May be power be with you ;-)

astoriasand said...

Just left a comment about the mice over in your other journal LOL!!and cor I didn't know you had moles too.Blimey I would be a nervous wreck LOL!! Yes I have been calling in on Jackie it is so sad.Take care Hope you catch the darn thing.Have a good weekend.
Astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

mrsm711 said...

Good luck on the critter search.  I commented in Cab's Creations about my mouse dilema.  Eek!!!  
http://journals.aol.com/mrsm711/LatteDah/     Tracy

chat2missie said...

I hate all those little critters also.  The tag you made is so appropiate for the day for sure.
Missie

xxroxymamaxx said...

Eww....hate mice! lol  I know you do too.  And good luck with that storm keeping your power on.  Stay safe!  Hugs and GBU, Shelly

fuzilady said...

ugh, good luck on the mole. I hope you find it before you smell it. :(

hugs
jennifer

helloimkara said...

I also am so grossed out by mice!!!!  I scream like I am on fire if I see them in my house ha!

Kara

shayshaydc said...

It has been Wendy her to!!!!! Hope you get your critter soon!!!! LOL... http://journals.aol.com/shayshaydc/Golfaholic
Sharon:)

kdcutie26 said...

I hate moles and mice too Chris.  Spike and I had one when we lived in our old house in the front porch and I freeked out completely.  He still laughs about it to this day, but I find it to be no laughing matter.  So far so good in this house.  It is cold in MN too...I Hate Winter!
XOXO,
Katie

rebuketheworld said...

Its kickin butt here in ORegon too...winds..chill factor...I love the cold, I just hate the cold wind,...lol..and mice too.......I cant sleep knowing one of those suckers are around...but if I had a cat..that helps...-Raven

imgr8phil said...

I'm waiting to hear the update on the mole.  Did it find its way into the kitchen and fix itself a sandwich or something?  LOL  Have a nice Sunday.

Phil

gehi6 said...

This flower graphic with your name is so pretty.  I did not know that Jackie's sister was ill.  I so feel for her.  I will never forget when my dear sister was diagnosed with matastisized ovarian cancer.  I got burned out a while, but finally felt good today with a return of energy.  I love your screen name, Cacklin'rosie, it is so colorful.  Yes, I see you have the artist's flair with much that you do.   I do hope Megan's diagnosis is not bad.  Gerry