I've been checking the Alfa very careful every day and I haven't found any new mouse signs. The traps and bait remain untouched.
but I am not letting down my guard.
With mice in mind, I have been thinking about being extra clean and careful with food and snacks in the Alfa. (I am not known for being a great housekeeper, but this is a new challenge and I want to do it right.)
One appliance I have been concerned about is the toaster. We make toast several times a week, and I will be keeping the toaster in the kitchen cupboard.
In the house I keep it on the counter and I notice that there are often crumbs around it. I have always just wiped them up as part of the cleaning the kitchen.
Then I had an idea. Put a tray under the toaster to catch the crumbs. I could wipe it out after each use, keeping the counter and cupboard crumb free.
But to find the perfect tray?
"Flash of genius..." The lid of one of those cheep plastic shoeboxes makes a perfect tray. I'm going to use it in the house so I will develop the habit of wiping it out after each toaster use.
I had a second wonderful discovery this afternoon.
I went to the World Market store looking for a narrow basket. I found an inexpensive basket, AND I found a set of two 8" pizza stones.
My medium size pizza stone does not fit into the RV oven, but If set these on the bias they will both fit into the oven at once, or since I have a double shelf for the convection microwave could use them both in it.
We really like to make homemade pizza. I have a number of great recipes including one with caramelized onions with walnuts and balsamic vinegar, and one with only feta cheese and dill weed.
Pizza is always better when made on a stone and now I will be able to do it in the Alfa. Now I have to find a miniature pizza peel!
Something that did not make me happy. On Friday the guys from the county were seen on Hutchinson Road. They came, they looked, they did not trim any trees, they left. Craig called the supervisor this morning and couldn't get thru again.