Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Now I can laugh

I knew my RV had mice living in her at one time. They left a nest and nibbled on one of the shelves. However, the little freeloaders really made themselves at home.

When Gail installed my AM/FM/CD player in the dash, he reached in to find the wires he needed. Then he looked at me and said, "You had mice in here."

I replied, "Yes, I know. I had a crew clean out the cabinets and drawers, and shampoo the carpet."

He said, "They were behind the dash. And they liked walnuts." He pulled out several walnuts, some intact and some chewed through to the nut meat.

He reached in again and said, "And they liked...sunflower seeds." He pulled out an empty David's Sunflower Seeds package.

He reached in again and said, "And they liked...Ritz Crackers." He pulled out the entire inner wrapper.

I shook my head and grinned. "Anything else?"

"Nope. That's it."

I guess I should be grateful they didn't send out for pizza!


  1. Thanks for the openness of you adventure. My 79 26' Winnie is now in for repairs, the starter and brakes. As a full-time single female this is hard, so reading of someothers adventures helps cope.
    I recommend verison service for phone and internet, their coverage is everywhere I've roamed.

  2. I haven't had mice problems, however a couple years ago the A/C in my tow vehicle stopped working. The repairman explained that something had been chewing on the underhood wiring. After talking to a neighbor we determined that the squirrels he was feeding, (the same ones I was live catching and turning loose out of town) was the culprit. Guess one mans pet is another mans rodent.

  3. While cleaning the roof I came across a huge bullfrog living by the a/c unit. We had not parked under a tree for several weeks so it must have survived on water condensation and flies. When prodded it did a 25' leap to the ground and disappeared. If at all possible we now avoid parking under trees.

  4. most large holes around the electrical cord that goes into the RV can be filled with the product "Great Stuff". Squirrels and mice won't touch the stuff.