A2 Hosting still has not fixed the Database after their servers failed AGAIN. A2 Hosting is the WORST!
Because of this, new posts are currently missing and I can only HOPE they eventually recover the table they didn't restore after their latest failure.

Next Post - Previous Post       List View

10/31/2014 11:36:06 AM

A Gory Tale for Halloween

Happy Halloween to Everyone!  While I would like to just supply you with cut pictures of scary pets, and long lost pumpkins from years gone by...

The faint of heart should probably skip the rest of this post...

Not too long ago I found a dead mouse in our little tea-garden-loft.  I quickly guessed where he came from... there was a slight gap in the wall next to the electrical socket.

Besides keeping our younger cat from making a pukey mess in the loft, I feared that she might eat a poisoned mouse and get sick... er.  So I put up a board to keep her downstairs until I could repair the wall.  Of course, this was a while back, but in the spirit of getting something done this week besides the ton I did Monday and Tuesday, I grabbed a bucket of spackle and headed upstairs.

Sure enough... this was definitely where the mouse found it's way inside from the wall.  (Less understandably is how it found it's way here across the entire bedroom from the location on the back of the house where the mouse poison was.)

He/she had obviously found the small gap next to the socket and chewed it into a fully mouse-sized hole before coming out into the loft to die.  But what is that?

We don't have any old cloth wrapped wires in this house.... a furry wire???  What?

Oh!  Ewww!  Long before a mouse chewed it's hole through the wall, some other mouse managed to force his way into my wall socket, died, dried, and hardened... wrapped around the wiring of the electrical socket.

With disposable gloves, half-a-dozen garbage bags, and an industrial bottle of Lysol, my socket is now mouse-free.  But I think I may put a whole bottle of expanding pest foam into the wall there in addition to spackling closed the hole in the drywall..... Just....... Ewww.

Next Post - Previous Post       List View

10/31/2014 1:38:45 PM Punkin
I agree EWWW you are reallly brave!!

Add Your Comment...

TinkerT Terms & Disclaimer

     Step one to DIY is safety. Use applicable safety equipment, read instructions, and handle all tools with care. While this site encourages a Do-It-Yourself attitude and has ideas and how-to posts, it is not responsible for any problems that arrise from attempting similar DIY projects.
     Familyweb.us and TinkerT makes no representations or warranties of any kind (expressed or implied) about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability, or gramatical correctness of any information or recomendations contained on this site or found by following any link on this site. All the information provided on TinkerT is for general information and entertainment purposes only. Following any advice or information on this site is done "At Your Own Risk". Under no circumstances will Familyweb.us or TinkerT be liable for any loss or damage (including without limitation direct, indirect, or consequential loss or damage) arising from use or misuse of information provided in this website.
     Copyright Policy - Unless otherwise noted, Familyweb.us is the legal copyright holder of all material on this website. Submitions and comments will be considered the property of Familyweb.us and may be used, whole or in part, for purposes on the site or other related projects. Please feel free to copy and reprint any portion of the articles and posts on this site. However, you must include a clear label for where you got the material and include a link to the appropriate page for the post that material was copied from.
     The opinions expressed by any Third Parties (including commenters) are their own and do not represent the position or believe of Familyweb.us or TinkerT. TinkerT reserves the right to remove or edit comments for any reason deemed nessesary, including, but not limited to: spam, offensive language, inapropriatness, and general rudeness.
     TinkerT will never sell or share your email with any third party and will not send you advertizements or spam.
     Familyweb.us and TinkerT reserve the right to change the focus of, close, or sell this blog site without warning.

     While TinkerT and Familyweb.us strive to ensure all posts and comments are PG13 or less, it makes no guarantees of this and requests that anyone under 17 ask their parent's permission before signing up for the newsletter or reading this site.

     These terms and conditions are subject to change at anytime without notice.

home improvement
low budget
mountain living
the tilt

instant pot
  smart scripts