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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Rats, mice or cat puppies?

Wow, this ain't a good morn'n. I didn't sleep too well last night an' that takes a toll on my excit'n life.....what little excitement there is. And then, I ain't got nuttin to talk about today.

Ok, let me see what I did yesterday. Whoa, I didn't do a thing. Nuttin that would matter anyhows. I got all tangled up in read'n the news an' search'n for stuff what I'll never encounter in the rest of my life time. But it was fun read'n bout that kind of "youngster gonna hurt yerself" stuff.

Oh, Sadie Mae has been go'n crazy over some noise up under "da house". In an' out the door she goes sniff'n the compartments underneath.....bout a hunnert times. Is it mouses or rats she hears? Or could it be a pregnant mama cat hav'n cat puppies up under there?

On one occasion when I arrived at El Rancho Abraham bout 8 years ago, I fount a great big ol' rats nest back there where the batteries are. That was bout the same time my water tanks monitoring system ceased to work correctly. Ain't worked right since. Hope that ain't the situation this time. I like critters, but I don't like mouses an' rats....only cause they eat electrical wiring. So....today's quest will be to investigate the sounds Sadie Mae listens to. 

I didn't tell ya bout the time.....I lived on my boat an' there was big ol' wharf rats all over the marina. They would come an' go at their pleasure on all the boats tied to the docks. Build rat nests an' have little rat puppies run'n round the boats. Inside. My first encounter, I went to the store an' bought some mouse traps. Fill 'em up with peanut butter an' set 'em on the counter. Next morn'n....I ain't got no mouse traps. They gone....poooof, just like that. I buy me up some "RAT" traps. Let me see them suckers haul one these heavy things into the bilges. I catched me up 4 or 6 HUGE rats the first night.
But that ain't where I was go'n with this story. My daughter Angela was sleep'n on one of the settees in the lounge an' her visiting girlfriend was sleep'n on the other. It was bout midnight I hear my daughter let out a little SCREAM....skeer hell out me. Two or more mice had run across her on their way to the left over supper sit'n on the counter. If'n I recall, it was pizza.

Ok, while we on the subject of rats.....it was back in bout 1973...or there bouts. We lived right behind a Burger King an' the dumpster was located right at my fence line. Rat haven. Behind the kitchen stove I had a electric cord plugged in. The stove was gas. A freak'n rat decided he was gonna eat that electric cord. When it shock the liv'n hell out him, the cord swing over an' burn a hole in the flexible gas line. Ignition...I had a fire. No real damage was done, I turn the gas off at the meter....but it skeer hell out me I can bet ya a dollar.

There will be no talk bout "think'n" today. Last nights think'n session only last bout 5 minutes.......nuttin there. Well.....I did do a little think'n bout swak'n golf balls, but laid that aside due to the weather forecasts. Mama Nature is piss'n me plumb off.

Yes I'm come'n back to Texas from my Georgia trip. I love Texas. But a thought did cross my mind. What's it like in Florida in the winter? 

 

14 comments:

  1. When it comes to mice and rats I don't fool around with traps. I will poison them without a trace of guilt!

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    1. In a motorhome, I don't think it a good idea to use poison. They go off an' die in a cabinet or something an' then they stink up the place. Same with a live aboard boat.

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  2. Hmm Florida busy, humid and expensive, we like Texas and Arizona better.

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    1. Don't think you would have liked Texas this winter. It was cold.

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  3. ok, daddy. golf is on now. give me some pointer and grant me a win when I'm 50, hhhaaa jack, think again. lol... it will still be fun trying though. I hate rats and mice too. you say the weather there suck, let me tell about our weather here. sunny, mid 80's breezy just right. now back home cold snow in the mountains that sucks, ""ITS SPRING TIME"" Oh well its nice here. hehehe. Florida would be nice. okay going to try to publish this cross your fingers. love you... tomorrow

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    1. Don't ever get the idea you gonna beat your daddy. I been do'n some exercise an' you know where that leaves you on the golf course.....two holes behind yer daddy.
      Glad ya got some weather that's enjoyable. Wished I was there with ya.

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  4. it worked yooooohooooo!!!!!!!

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  5. I live in Ocala Fl and a lot of the campgrounds are nice and inexpensive lots of fishing in my area.
    I hate rats 2 and 4 legged ones.

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    1. I'll do some research on that. Does it get cold in the winter????

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    2. Some nights can get down in the lows 40's but it almost always shoots back up if there is no cloud cover...And if you don't need all the fancy stuff (hot-tube,swimming pool) I paid 350.00 mts and the nicest people in our age group your ever going to find...

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  6. Yeah Ocala is nice. Live Oak has its ups and downs. Having to break ice off the dogs says a lot for there; yet my being there in July about took me out of this world from the heat. Rats are my fear! and snakes and lions and wildcats and, and ......aligators.

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  7. dogs' ice, not the dogs; although I had to do just that today here in east Tennessee. Got about 5-6inches snow and 4 dogs like to romp in it, having no sense when to quit. Silly dogs.

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  8. Hi Billy--wish your weather was better. your winter stories got me chilled. Me & my gal have spent 3 winters in Florida, way down South near Fort Meyers. Wonderful winters, especially near the ocean. About 20 nights down near 45F..Had a lot of warm days, 75 to 85..got a small electric heater to take morning chill off..hardly used any propane..Been fulltiming for awhile now ..catch our blog "Rolling Earthquake" for details.
    http://www.cmhl09.blogspot.com I've had a real tough time with blogger this winter. (sound familiar?)

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  9. I've lived in Texas ( Carrollton) and Florida ( Miami, Orlando, Clearwater). I love it in winter. Their RV parks are especially active, always something going on if you want to join in. My favorite place was close to Lake Okeechobee though, and now I can't recall the name of the park to save me but it had a huge, beautiful clubhouse and sites all along the river. I wouldn't give you 2 cents for Florida in the heat of summer though.

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