This past weekend was Thanksgiving here in the Great White North. The weather was unbelievably beautiful. Leading up to it I was getting really excited about the prospect of actually getting down to decorating/painting and hanging some art and photos. Unfortunately, we had some unexpected guests show up and ended up spending the better part of the weekend trying to get rid of them.
I know I should expect to come across a mouse or two in an old house. I was totally prepared for it. But when the pest control guy came Friday to assess the house for “possible points of entry” I have to say I was more than a bit disappointed when he told me “there’s like a hundred different places a mouse could get in your house”.
For those of you who know me, you will remember that I have had extensive experience with rodents in the past. I was determined that by the end of the weekend the Krouse House would be closed to any unwanted visitors and I could get down to the serious work of making it pretty.
It took two days of cleaning, plugging and insulating in the basement and around the perimeter of the house. While we were at it, we decided to dig the window wells around the basement windows that our home inspector said were a must.
Finally, on Monday, with all the hard work done, the Krouse Family had our first holiday meal (on the porch because it was so beautiful outside) at Echo Hall. We are thankful to call this beautiful house our home and that we were able to share an amazing meal and an awesome afternoon with our entire family. I am also thankful that I haven’t seen a single mouse in three days! Victory is ours !