I’ve always had bird feeders. I’ll never give them up, but there is a downside. They’re harming (ever so slightly!!) marital bliss in our household! Over the years we’ve occasionally had a mouse around the house. That happens when you have every kind of conceivable bird feeder in your backyard.
We came home yesterday to a very warm house, and an unresponsive air conditioner. We couldn’t find anyone to come look at it until today. Here’s the note left on our step. Bird Feeder —> Mouse –> chewed wire –> no air conditioner –> an unhappy wife. It’s five degrees of separation! There’s barely any relationship there at all, right!?!?!? Who’s with me???
The wire is fixed, the air conditioner is working, and all is back to being right with the world. In the meantime, I’ve instructed the mice in the yard to please restrict their mandibular activity to seeds and other organic items. They’ve agreed to cooperate, so clearly we’ll never again have this problem, and marital harmony is permanently restored. 🙂