OMGosh, I am sitting here LMAO at you and remembering back, I have ALOT of stories…..
I’m a firewife of over 11 years now, my hubby is a battchief for the FS, who is also on a national type 1 team, haven’t seen him much in the past month, he was in Montana, now he is in No Cal.
Your mouse story reminds me of 10 years ago when I was pregnant with our son, He was on a detail on the LP, and we were getting ready to move into housing at the helitack station at Lake Castias. He was gone, of course, and I was there to meet the delivery guys for my new washer and dryer. No one had lived in this house for a long time and the crews had just finished working and painting the house. You know, one of the Shotgun houses, with the VERY long hall way. I was going thru the closets in the house, and opened the closet where the washer/dryer go, and this damn grey squirrel jumped out at me, I chased him down the hall way towards the kitchen, where I thought he would go out the back door that was open, but low and behold he said No way little Momma, and turned around and chased me back down the hallway!!!, I slammed the bathroom door on him, and Stayed there!!!! Great trapped in the bathroom, not sure where the dang thing was, I wasn’t sure if he was rampid or not, couldn’t tell if the little beast was frothing at the mouth or not and I didn’t want to take the time to check.
Needless to say I was in there for about a 1/2 hour, (I spent my time putting the cabinet doors back on and cleaning) When the guys from sears finally showed up. I peeked out the door at them and asked if they had seen Squirrlzilla, told them the story and then had to endure their laughter for the next 10 minutes, and they snickered thru the whole installation. LOL. They checked the house out for me and couldn’t find him, so we assumed he had left of his own free will.
Another time (I was waddling by this time) I walked into the kitchen to turn on the exhaust fan over the stove to try and circulate air (no A/C) and as I reached up to punch the button, here sits this HUGE yellowishgreen Lizard. I froze, we locked eyes, and I did the slow moonwalk backwards to the front door and over to the neighboring house. When the helitack Capt opened his door, (he later said I was very pale), I told him about the new critter and he sent his boys over to catch it, He was still sitting there, I guess the metal was cooler than the counters. The boys were excited because we had lots of Alligator lizards around but no one had ever seen one like this. They caught him took him outside and then let him go in the field. Sheshhhhhhhh.
Now mind you the crew at the station had nicknamed me Snow White, because I fed all the critters OUTSIDE!!! We had quail, rabbits, raccoons and even deer that came in, but I had no desire to have them IN my house, LOL. Oh yeha, and there was the time that the Hubs chased a mouse around with a boot and when he finally caught up to the thing under a hat, I made him CATCH it, because the poor little thing was shaking so hard and was so scared. Yeha, he thought I was crazy then too, LOL…
Just keep your spirits up Hun and enjoy him when he is home. Heck who knows He might get to chase the mouse next time and you watch his comedy.!!! LOL