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Last week I shared a little bit about my rat problems.  The most pressing problem has been a putrid smell.

The day before our company arrived, I found the source … our filing cabinet. 

The question of the hour is how did a rat get into my filing cabinet?  My wife figures that it jumped in when I got a file out.  Possibly it wasn’t closed all the way one day?  Either way, the rats made quite a mess of my files, but I’m glad to report that the smell is going away.

My frugal activity of the week was fixing my truck headlight with cable ties and tape.  There are no replacement light covers in town, and I have a safety inspection next week.  We’ll see if my homemade job passes the test.

Remember, fellow bloggers, the Market Samurai offer ends this week (bonus $50 worth of products). 

I had a post this week at Moolanomy that dealt with the topic of Children’s Allowance.  At ChristianPF I discussed factors that affect your home insurance rates.  Finally, at Wisebread my article focused on car sharing.  A special thanks to my Uncle Charlie who told me about car sharing.

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  1. says

    Good luck with the vehicle inspection! I had a similar problem when I lived in the UK. I bought an older car that was rare in the UK (it was primarily sold in South Africa) and I couldn’t find a replacement side mirror. I bought a cheap plastic mirror and rigged it to the side of my car. It passed the inspection, but was so flimsy that it bent backward at speed and was useless! Of well.

  2. says

    Good luck with the vehicle inspection! I had a similar problem when I lived in the UK. I bought an older car that was rare in the UK (it was primarily sold in South Africa) and I couldn’t find a replacement side mirror. I bought a cheap plastic mirror and rigged it to the side of my car. It passed the inspection, but was so flimsy that it bent backward at speed and was useless! Oh well… it passed. :)

  3. says

    Rats…they give me the creeps! Glad you found the source of the smell. Interested in knowing how the inspection goes. A guy has got to do what a guy has to do.

    Thanks for the mention.

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