Thursday, July 9, 2009

I Can't Believe It!

Yup, we went to Vancouver for the wedding of my stepson, Joshua.  We were gone for eight days.  In that time, my car stayed here and Stev's near the airport in Knoxville.
I hadn't driven the car until the other day.  I noticed a very strong stink! I opened the windows and it seemed to abate.  I figured that the neighborhood dogs had used the tires for their urinating.  Boy, did it stink!
Then I noticed some little black things on the dashboard, not moving.  Figured that maybe some black ants had made their way in and died on the dashboard.  Boy, was I wrong!
I drove my little car to stained glass class yesterday and started noticing all these little black oval hard things - not ants.  
Slowly I opened the glove compartment.  OH NO!  A mouse nest! A big white fluffly nest in my glove compartment!  And oh did it stink!
I now realized that a family of mice had somehow found their way into the car (probably from below) and had taken up housekeeping and such.  There were little turds everywhere! In the back, on the floor, in my cupholder! the nerve of them!
It is now all cleaned out and disinfected.  And I hope they never return!  
Ah, the life of a country gal!


Fused Glass said...

yuck! The nerve of them!
Glad you had a great time in Vancouver!

blazingneedles said...

UGH! That happened to our Fiat over the winter, but it was chipmunks. They are cute on the cartoons, but not in your car.

Glas you got it cleanied up and had a great time at the wedding.

customjewelrybysolange said...

ewww gross! Glad you were able to find out what it was in the time. Hope they never return!

Anonymous said...

eeeeeeeeeek! :o


On a Whimsey said...

How awful and they didn't even ask permission!!!! Glad it is all sorted now though :)

Janine said...

Oh dear, the hazards of living on Earth, no?

The Caring Infernal Warden said...

Ewww. I hope you didn't find any leftover mousies. I remember when I had left my car in California for the weekend a whole family of mice died and rotted inside my AC. The smell was unbearable and SO hard to get out.p

Ripper Arts said...

Oh my! I would have never thought. Glad you had a good time. I bet it was beautiful up there. Michael and I would love to visit/vacation in the Pacific Northwest sometime.

Jean Levert Hood said...

eeeeewwwww!! I hope you've been able to get the smell out!! I love your blog, Gloria! Great photos and stories!