Sunday, September 16, 2012


Rantoul, IL.

50 deg. clear, no wind

Forecast = Clear. High of 81F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

We have visitors!!! Yep, yesterday morning, Jim opened one of my kitchen cabinets and there was the evidence of our visitors.

As you can probably figure out, these are not welcome visitors. They came in without an invitation, they ate some of Jim's cheese popcorn, part of 2 different granola bars that Linda had in there and part of a package of peanut butter sandwich crackers. : (

All without even asking!!!!!

Well, because they were so rude and invaded my cabinets, Jim and Linda decided that they would definitely  have to go!!! So, being that they have a reputation for not leaving, Jim decided that drastic actions were in order. The first step was to go to the Ace Hardware store in town and buy some traps and then bring them back here and set them up, (with a gob of peanut butter on them), in the cabinet where our visitors were indulging themselves.

I don't know how many visitors we had, but about 7:00 last night, one of the traps snapped and sure enough,  one of our unwelcome visitors met his demise. : ) Jim reset the trap and put it back into the cabinet, but as of this morning, there doesn't seem to be any evidence of any additional visitors.

I'm sure he'll leave the traps set until we leave here. That way if there are any more inside of me, or more try to come in, we'll be ready for them. ; )

Did you know that on this date in 1620 - The Mayflower departed from Plymouth, England? The ship arrived at Provincetown, MA, on November 21st and then at Plymouth, MA, on December 26th. There were 102 passengers onboard.


  1. Yikes! I always worry about mice chewing on the wiring underneath. Never thought about them eating our food! Hope you got them all.

  2. I have used traps myself in the past with great success but never in an RV. A company called Victor sells sonic pest chasers that emit a very high pitched sound that very effectively drives them away. They are sold at Home Depot and mut be plugged in. Good luck with your clean up.

    It's about time.

  3. We don't like those kind of visitors at all. Very rude indeed! Hope they're all gone now.


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