Okay, the good news: I caught a mouse! I fortified my defenses with bread. (Or, to be specific, Pepperidge Farm Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns.) The peanut butter was not a popular meal choice, apparently, but it did help me to secure the bread. When I got home today, one of the old fashioned snap traps had a mouse in its jaws. (I'll spare you the picture I took...)
The bad news comes next. It was not alone. As I was picking up the mouse corpse, I saw a little mouse head peek out from one of the burners on my stove. Quickly, but there was no mistaking what it was. Drats! I felt like it was laughing at me. I wanted to put up the other mouse on a skewer as if to say "Look what can happen to you..."