Living overseas presents some interesting experiences. When I first arrived in PNG, my printer wasn’t working. I read through all of the help and troubleshooting manuals I could find, but nothing fixed the problem. Eventually, I found a dead gecko in the printer wheel that grabs the paper.
Lately our problem has been with rats.
When we arrived back from our vacation, our truck smelled like a hamster cage. It didn’t take long for me to realize some rats HAD been inside the truck. I had some paper on the floor that they ate. Rats tear stuff up when they are finding supplies to make a home. They even ate a hole in the back seat of my truck (but I think that is covered under a warrantee, right?). I grabbed a broom, only for self defense, and slowly removed everything from the truck. All along I was expecting an epic encounter with a rat, but I never found them. Good riddens.
Last time I went away they (either the rats or dogs) chewed my truck wires that go back to control my rear breaks.
Yesterday I found a rat in my office. He made a home in my bottom shelf drawer.
And now, there is a stench in my office like something died – but I can’t find it. We have company next week and I just hope the stench becomes putrid enough so I can locate the dead whatever. My office doubles as our guest room.
Enough about me, how was your week?
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