update from the land of the dead...
Yesterday morning, I thought I smelled a dead mouse in my house (again).
Thought I heard one the other night, but have not seen evidence.
Yesterday, I didn't paint my office as planned,
but worked on a client.
Then I went to a moonshine tasting....awesome.
That put me in this super mellow mood.
I didn't smell anything dead in my house.
Thought i was safe.
this morning, i really could smell the critter.
I found it at 8:23am. I decided to do the disposal myself.
This is huge....
i had to attend to my own awful fears.
I put my gloves on....then I cleaned my bathroom.
I split kilning. I moved my wood stack to consolidate.
I moved lawn furniture, dead-headed pansies & cleaned my grill.
Cleaned two smoking pipes, folded sheets, washed three loads.
Burned through one glove, applied a new right hand glove....
went next door and asked my neighbor to do the disposal for me.
she told me to go find another sucker.
came back in, and slid a broken spatula
under the mouse and put it in the trash
no outward display of utter terror.
I even spent time looking at it all curled up and decomposing.
of course....since it was behind the water heater,
i spent five times looking in that direction,
but not looking exactly at the dead creature.
that is when i went to find someone else to do it for me.
I heard in my head, "Jamie, you are the one caught in the trap!"
Must have been Matayo....he talked to me like that.
three times more, I took a quick look at the dead mouse, then looked away.
It took me three hours to pick up that mouse,
but i did it with honor.
I lit incense, offered it up.
Hope i don't have to do this again.