Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Santa Confusion And A Vermin Update

I spent the majority of the day talking to contractors as they paraded through my house on a walk-through to bid on our impending remodeling. We are still in negotiations with Thurston Howell to buy his house, however, so there is still a chance that we will just move--but we continue to move forward with the construction project in the mean time.

It was sort of a tedious day as five different contractors and their crews came through taking notes and asking questions and making small talk.

But there was a moment of awkward hilarity when a plump, bearded contractor entered the kitchen to introduce himself. Pickle pointed right at him and said "Ho Ho!" (That's what she calls Santa.)

I don't think the guy picked up on what she was saying, but every few seconds during our conversation, she would shout "Ho Ho!"

In her defense--this guy totally looked like Santa! He had the exact body type and a good beard. She didn't seem to mind that he was wearing a sweatshirt and had a tape measure on his belt!

If this guy gets the job it will be Christmas every day for Pickle!

Speaking of Pickle and Santa--here is a silly little video Andy made of Pickle dancing with our giant singing Santa:



If you want to see a totally hilarious video--go check out the one Jenni Jiggety made. She has the same freaky Santa and her video had me laughing so hard! Oh, and she added this equally hilarious one yesterday!

In other news--we released the mouse! He seemed to be doing really well--eating, drinking and very active so Don took him outside on the opposite side of the house from where the vermin are getting in and we watched as he scurried away. Don told me to keep my "Mouse Hospital" open for business though, in case we get any more patients!
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22 comments:

breelyn_faith said...

Awww!! How stinkin cute she is! The video is way too cool. Hubby did a great job.

Argentum Vulgaris said...

Pickle is a cute one, Jennifer.

AV

Ronda's Rants said...

Seriously...how cute was that mouse in that basket...
I love the video of Pickle...she just gets cuter everyday!

Susie said...

Tooooooo cute!

Jenni Jiggety said...

She is SOOOOO cute! I can't believe you have the same Santa!

Thanks for the linky! :-D

Jennifer said...

Miss P is the cutest!!

Glad to hear the mouse hospital has been able to rehabilatate and release. :D

Ashley said...

What a cutie! She's got some good moves!

I was rooting for a pet mouse... oh, well!

Aleta said...

She's adorable - loved the video. Too funny about the "Ho Ho". Hehe. I bet he got that a lot. One of my uncles has albinism (born with white hair, etc, like my Mom). When I was a little girl, I said that he looked like Santa. My Mom replied, "Don't tell him that. He can't stand it. He was teased about it when he was a young boy."

Auds at Barking Mad said...

Mouse will be back. He wasn't going to give up a good thing...warm house and food, even if he has to manage to get himself caught in the trap again. *lol* And you'll know, if he manages to come back, it's meant to be. *lol*

That video of pickle is so stinkin' cute.

Oh and I saw your comment over at, crud now I can't remember where...about the hairless cat? You might still be allergic because a lot of times it's the protein in the saliva which reacts with the dander that causes severe allergies. And all cats have some form of dander, regardless of hair or not. According to our vet anyhow when I asked her about it, as I am allergic to cats as well, but build up a tolerance over time.

Besides, they're kinda freaky looking. *lol*

Jessica said...

So cute!! :)
And I'm glad you you guys saved the mouse--way to go!

Rebecca Jo said...

I had to check & see how the Mouse Hosptial was running today...

Kori said...

Now it would be irony at it's best if you had a cat waiting around the corner for him.

Aubrey said...

Oh! I just peeked at your vermin posts. Mice, excuse me, vermin are my worst fear! Or one of them!

Pickle is pretty dang funny! I would have giggled every time she said it!

noble pig said...

I am still cracking up that you are trapping the mice and then bandaging them up to release and catch again! Was that mouse in a longaberger basket?

Becky said...

So you think you got the house??? THat is great!!!

Pickle is so cute with Santa!

Jen said...

that is an awesome video so darn cute.

CaraBee said...

Wow! Is that video psychedelic or what! Very cool! I'll bet that contractor gets the Santa comparisons a lot.

Cameron said...

Too cute!!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Oh, I love it! We saw a guy riding a motorcycle today who looked JUST like Santa and I yelled to the kids, LOOK! It's Santa on a Harley! lol

Shannon said...

Cute video! But lightening bolt shooting out of Santa's hand just seems wrong... LOL!

Jennifer said...

Cute stuff!

Z's Mom said...

That is too cute!!!