Ahhh the 'Secret' Mineral Oils that cure all ?
I have a tenant that I am trying to get out. Trying to decide on proper way to make that a separate post. This post is about another Secret Potion answer to yet another frustrating issue most likely all of us have faced at one time or another. Mice.
Once again this tip comes from Rain Silverhawk while we were on the way to set signs for a new listing of hers. (Kudos Rain!) I mentioned the condition of the house that is being 'kinda' moved out of. While mice in the forest or country setting is not unheard of the extent to which this house has been allowed to get to, is absurd at best. Rain proceeds to tell me that Peppermint Oil on cotton balls will rid the worst of the 'Mice' circumstances. This morning I could not remember if it was Spearmint or Peppermint. Texting Rain for the answer she replied with her usual dry sense of humor. "peppermint...you are trying to get rid of the mice not freshen their breath"
So I made the trip to Sandpoint today to pick up the oil. I will try anything once. Especially something that sounds as interesting as this. As a side note, while on the highway to Sandpoint I spotted an Elk not 10 feet off the highway. I made a u-turn as soon as a safe driveway came available. Signalled and pulled to the snow crowded shoulder. I had already rolled window down and had camera ready to shoot. Just as I was taking the picture something unexpected happened and like to send me through the roof of my car with surprise.
A State Trooper blared his siren which was way too loud since he had pulled in behind me not 4 feet from my bumper. Lights going which I had not noticed being so intent on getting a unique picture of such a magnificent beast near Highway 95. Figured this was going to be an expensive pic for you guys. I pulled out my license and registration. Still no sign of the Trooper walking to the car. I kept checking the mirrors. Then he decided to turn kinda left himself and blare the siren directly at the Elk. Thinking I was free to go I pulled off. He pulled back in behind me, yet at a distance that I knew I was meant to keep moving.
And I must warn any of the gentlemen reading this and having made it this far. If you try this magic potion of Peppermint Oil on cotton balls placed in the house, do be sure to wash your hands VERY well before going to the bathroom. If you do not, expect to experience a very real 'Ben Gay' situation in all the wrong places. Yes... recent experience talking.
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