A few updates to past posts…

“If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend.” Doug Larson

This weekend marks 3 months since my blogging adventure started. It’s gone by in a blur! This Monday also marks the Labor Day holiday here in the US. Sonny is working but Hubs and I have a long weekend. We’ll take Sonny to work and then head somewhere for breakfast. Tradition…anyhow, I thought I’d take this opportunity to update you on some of my past posts…

In one of my very earliest posts I shared something I see on my way to work most mornings-a gentleman out for his morning walk picking up the trash he finds along side of the road. When a good opportunity presented itself I pulled over to tell him that I had noticed what he was doing and to thank him for his efforts. His name is Mr. Todd, and he told me he has officially adopted this stretch of road to keep it clear of trash. He said that he saw a need and just decided to fill it. We should take a lesson from him and be as conscious of the environment around us. Mr. Todd is doing his part to make his world (and mine!) just a little bit better. In my humble opinion there’s a special place in heaven reserved for people like him. 🙂

Something funny happened recently that made me reflect on my post about grocery shopping. Vacation time came and I got a little bit lax in sticking to my grocery list. Once I came to my senses, I got super serious about it and let the guys know-if you come to the grocery store with me, we ARE sticking to the list that is made before we leave the house! You’d better let me know what you need before I head to the store-if it’s not on the list, I’m not buying it! I had to eat a bit of humble pie when Sonny and I got to the store one day and I started eyeballing something I had forgotten to write down. He looked at me and said, in all seriousness, “is that on the list??” Um, no-it wasn’t. He was right and I let him know that. Then I left the item on the shelf. I didn’t call him, “rude”, either!!

Recently I shared the adventure Hubs, Sonny and I had when we thought we had some kind of wildlife in our attic. I still swear something was up there-Hubs even discovered that the bait he had put in the trap (peanut butter base with a piece of no-melt bird suet stuck to the middle) was gone when he went to check on the trap. It didn’t spring, so whatever ate that food had a nice meal and then went on its merry way, probably to take a nap. To date, we haven’t caught anything.  Update to the update…while I was out of town Hubs discovered what was scurrying around our attic. Not a cute, fluffy squirrel but icky, nasty MICE! He thinks they got in through the garage door in the basement and crawled up the studs into the attic. He’s caught 3 so far-who knows how many are left. He can’t get rid of them soon enough for me!! As for what we thought was the entry point for the now non-existent squirrel, those branches needed to be cut, anyhow. My story… 🙂

That’s all the updates in my world. I hope things in your world are going well.

Be well and God Bless-until we meet again…

Author: olderwisermoneymiser

I’m a 50-something wife, mom, and full time accounting administrator sharing my observations about life and money.

30 thoughts on “A few updates to past posts…”

  1. Uh oh. Bad news about the mice, if you’ve got 1 you’ve got 100. Once they find a food source and a nice warm place to nest you’re done for. We had them in our cellar every winter for years… it was awful!

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  2. I had no idea you’ve just been blogging for 3 months – you are so good at it!
    I can commiserate about the mice — we had a family with us all through last winter – but not in the attic, on the main floor of the house! They can be clever getting the food and not getting caught. I didn’t see your Mr. Todd story earlier – but it reminds me of when my mother did the same things (way back when) in our neighborhood – she’d get out her push broom and sweep the gutter up and down the block! And gotta love the grocery list story!

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  3. First let me state that I’m an animal lover! Unfortunately, mice are filthy and destructive and do not belong in a house. My “hubs” had them in his garage, he collects classic cars and builds race cars so we couldn’t have that! At first he trapped but they just kept coming. We looked up their gestation period And found it to be approximately 20 days so trapping them just wouldn’t cut it. We had to use poison and within a week they were gone.

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  4. I remember reading these posts and enjoying them Kim – lovely to have an overview for those who missed any of them.Blogging is such a fun pastime isn’t it and it’s amazing how quickly time flies in the blogging world. #MLSTL 🙂

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  5. Congrats on the 3 month blogiversary, I try to stick to my list, but there is an inevitable unplanned item that jumps into my cart. Labor Day weekend was busy but the traffic hasn’t slowed down in Maine. Guess the baby boomers are hanging out now that the families with kids have gone home. We are always on the hunt for varmints that try to set up housekeeping in our abode. Latest catch? Snakes in the basement on glue traps. Yikes! #MLSTL

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