A little visitor – #sol20

Day 8 ~ March SOLSC

We decided not to turn on the TV in our bedroom. We were so tired. We just decided to get into bed, turn off the lights, and go to sleep. My hubby was out cold within minutes. I could feel myself dozing off when suddenly, I heard a sound. It was a buzzing, vibrating sound. It almost sounded like something electrical. I started to panic.

My hubby (who never hears a thing), startled, rolled over, and said, “what is that?”

“I don’t know, but it’s coming from over by my closet.” I tried to focus my eyes to see if it was the power strip. I couldn’t really see anything. The noise kept on going.

My hubby flicked on his light. The sound immediately stopped and both of us just stared at the corner. I had brought home one of my easel chart pads and it was leaning in the corner against the wall and my closet (IKEA wardrobe). Neither one of us moved. Well, I had no intention of moving at all, because we both had a feeling we knew what was making the noise, Neither one of us wanted to confirm.

Finally (after what felt like an hour) my hubby got up, walked around to my side of the bed, and went to inspect the corner where the noise had come from. He looked above the chart paper, along either side of it, and finally picked it up to inspect. Sure enough, right there on the bottom corner that was closest to the wall, were little nibble marks. Our suspicions were confirmed. We had a mouse in the house.

Glue traps were set out. Lights turned back off. Sleep was attempted. Hubby had no trouble. But me, yeah I was hypersensitive to all noises and was trying not to think about the mouse crawling onto my bed (cause that was absolutely what I was thinking). Somehow I drifted off to sleep and dreamt that when I woke up, there was not one, not two, but three mice on the glue traps. To my disappointment, the glue traps were empty in the morning. We still had a mouse in the house.

I’m participating in the March Slice of Life Story Challenge!  Thank you to the team of writers at Two Writing Teachers for this wonderful writing community.  A place for us to grow together as writers. 

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