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Wednesday, May 25, 2011


I periodically get a mouse fall into and between a kitchen wall from the ceiling above the garage and kitchen. I can hear them scratching for a while, then eventually and for about four days I smell the decaying of the mouse. I have learned the best way is just to mask the smell with a plug-in aerosol. Once you smell it the first time, you get pretty good at recognizing when something has died.


I know that you are very organized in your basement storage. Can you take some pictures and do a post on what you ahve and where you have it. It would be a help for those of us who have not done that yet ( like me)

Thanks John

hopefully, that smell will go away. I tried to google for an answer. You might want to read this: http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=498749

Too bad it didn't leave any tracks.

If you're interested...I found this site and it is by far the best for tracking any weather, severe or not. It has many options. I like that I can select what radar site to "look" at, and, if you want you can view the live video feed from storm chasers. You will see their cars on the screen, just pick the one you want to see.


Stay safe.


This severe weather seems to be everywhere and of all kinds. Glad you guys got skipped.

We had 50+ mph winds and dust storms in New Mexico day before yesterday and they are calling for the same on Sunday.

Not sure where one can go to be "safe" anymore.


Good to know you guys are safe. Maybe you need to head for the northeast just to get out of the tornado zone!

On the stink under the sink??? A thread on the Escapees forum about Sewer Smell brought up a point about getting a similar smell from a battery that has lost too much of its water. http://www.rvnetwork.com/index.php?showtopic=91729&view=findpost&p=457452

If you have maintenance free batteries, this is likely not the cause but for those that must be periodically checked and topped off with distilled water, they can emit such noxious gases when they become boiled out.

From personal experience, if mice manage to get into the duct work, they often work their way back into the blower unit, get trapped and die in there. I don't know what type of heating/cooling system you have but if it's not the batteries, then I might next look inside the air handler(s) if you have not already done so.

As a two time tornado survivor (see:Tornado, Tornado, Tornado series in my blog: http://rvbuddys.blogspot.com/2011/04/tornado-tornado-tornado.html )I really don't like to be in tornado country during "the season".... but that is getting to be most anywhere and anytime. Being from Louisville, you guys are probably a little fear hardened, or maybe just calloused, to the terrors of potential tornadoes. Folks in Florida are like that about hurricanes, but keep a low profile and a planned duck and cover strategy handy... just in case.


I've been considering doing an inventory for quite some time and posting it. Back in 2006, I took photos of everything, but some of those items are no longer with us. Our "organization" isn't as sophisticated as others, but it works for us. That might be a good project one day while we're here in northern Indiana.

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