Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 28th and last day of February, 2014.

Oh, it is a bright and sunny but brr COLD day here in Edmonton.

Still no sign of our “visitor” or shall I shall “unwanted” visitor.

I told my daughter last night on the way home from work ….. I would gladly give them shelter in the garage but please not my house.

But Alvin as always has stayed right by my side.

Every time I wanted to go to the basement to check on the laundry and asked him, he gladly obliged.

You see most times he just stays upstairs.

So I was most grateful.

He seems to know when his Momma is stressed.

I am so blessed.

I have the perfect daughter and “son” …. my Alvin.

Just on my way to have coffee with one of my friends.

I need coffee.

It has been a stressful week ….. perhaps a strong word but I have been out of sorts with the move at work and then the little creature who came in …

I totally understand coming in to warm up ….. I get that ……

I really feel for all of the creatures that have to be outside in these Arctic cold temperatures.

I hope that you have a great, great Friday.

Time to get some coffee coursing through my bloodstream.

Thanks for reading my blog …. it means the world to me.

Special Hello to: my cousin “J” who is one of the best people I know.  You rock…….

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 27th day of February, 2014.

Another cold night.

Thank goodness it was nice after work so that Alvin and I got out for a walk.

Our evening was halted abruptly by a small unwanted creature.

It was Mr. Alvin who first noticed….. sniffing away ….. he even pointed where …… my doggie the hunter.

It was behind the stove until I opened the oven drawer and it ran under the fridge.

I am deathly afraid so it was an interesting evening.

I always thought you didn’t have them in a new house but that has not been the case.

I keep all the food in storage containers and a clean house.

Still they come in.

Traps out …..

Two years ago ….. had three …..

Time to go to work.

It was a short night ……

Have a great day.

Special Hello to: all of You.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Hello Everyone,

Today is Saturday, January 21st and I have been “away” since Wednesday morning due to my biggest nightmares come true.

My family and friends might guess what that would be but I shall tell you in one word       “M O U S E”

It has been a crazy few days and I spent two nights at my daughter’s home …..

Was brave enough to come home last night.

I am sure that between traps, steel wool, prayers and more prayers, visualization that we got them all.

The smell of bleach is almost making me stomach turn…. I can only imagine poor Alvin…..

It has been the worst days of my life …..

I will give more details later but just wanted to let you know that both me and Alvin are fine.

I am trying to be positive knowing that my home is once again secure and that we are fine.

But at one point ….. the thought crossed my mind …… just leave and SELL the house.

But thank goodness that frame of mind didn’t last.


I hope that you all are well ….. and enjoying the weekend.

I just want to say that you know who your family and friends are when you have something like this happen….

My brave daughter AMANDA …… OMG and my neighbours SHERIE (OMG GIRL) , TODD and SONJA have been amazing.

I could not have made it through this without them…..


So when my heart slows back to a regular beat and the smell of bleach has subsided I shall write more…….

Thank GOD for ALvin …. my protector.

So 2012 has me facing my absolute worst fear ….. and I MADE IT….. I DID IT.

The rest of the year is going to be a piece of cake …… LOL.

Have a great day.

I am ready to meet Mr. Right ……. make millions and travel the globe.


Special Hello:   Just grateful to everyone …..

Always, Carol

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