Al wanted to go out for breakfast this morning and since he had a hard week in Tampa, I decided he should get his wish. :) We went into Thomasville, had breakfast and did some shopping. We went into Sears to ask them about a problem we are having with our fairly new air compressor. It’s a 125 PSI unit, but we can’t get over 90 lbs of air into the tires. We don’t normally buy extended warranties, but for some reason we did on this, and I’m glad we did. The guy told us to bring it back and they would ship it back to be repaired.
As we were walking back to the car in the parking lot, Al saw a very scared little mouse running around all over the parking lot, like he didn’t know where to go. He was very tiny and actually kind of cute. I quickly got in the car and Al tried to herd him over to the grassy area so he wouldn't get run over. The little guy kept running around the parking lot and under our car, between our front and rear tires. We didn't dare move for fear of squishing him. It got to be kind of comical after a few minutes. Al kept trying to scoot him away so we could drive off without squishing him, but it just kept running under our car, then away and back into the parking lot. He was scared and didn't know where to go. I'm guessing he rode into town in someones vehicle and was surprised to find his new location. Finally the little guy, ran right up to Al, looked right up into his eyes and then started to climbed up on his shoe! I am not kidding! It would have freaked me out but not Al. He just nudged him away. I was sure wishing I had my camera. I reached down to get the cell phone to take a quick picture, but the mouse was back under the car by then. After about 5 minutes, the little guy finally went under another vehicle that was parked next to a grassy area and we were able to drive off. Hopefully things turned out well for the little mouse. My mouse story is certainly not like Nellie's mouse (rat?) story and ended better for our mouse. Of course this mouse wasn’t in my house eating my corn on the cob! This could only happen to Karen and Al!