Tuesday, October 13, 2009

creeping car critters

Last weekend I took my car in for an oil change and to get my brakes looked at because they have been squeaking. I also asked them to check my windshield washer fluid to see if it was clogged or it had a leak...

so all of that to say, I have been having some creatures visiting in my car during the night! Then it hit me: 2 days before I took my car in to get fixed, I turned on my defroster and all of this foam stuff started blowing out my vents on the dashboard! I just thought that it was some stuff that had been deteriorating in my car, but no!!! There were some sort of creatures eating at my hoses and building nests under my hood!!!!! I started to FREAK out and I just tried not to think of what it could be!!!! We do live by a bunch of bushes, so..... I can't believe that I am actually saying this but it could possibly be... a rat or some sort of rodent!!! THAT TOTALLY GROSSES ME OUT!!!!! I'm just hoping that it was a squirrel because somehow in my brain I think that they are not as gross, but squirrels are pretty gross too! :/

Luckily the people at Precision Auto replaced my hoses and windshield washer fluid container for free because of getting my brakes fixed and my oil changed!

Now, to help resolve this problem, I am parking FAR away from the bushes. You might think I'm crazy, but I don't want those crazy car critters coming after my car! Mike doesn't think that it would keep the critters {or whatever it was} away from my car, but in my head I feel so much better parking on the other side of the parking lot at our apt than right beside our entrance.

The guy at Precision Auto told me to get some rat poison from WalMart and put it in my car so that whatever it is getting in there would just eat that instead {and then die, but hopefully not die while it's in my car because that would be REAL bad}. I haven't bought any yet, but I SURE WILL!

Sorry about the gross post, but I just had to share the fear of running out to my car everyday and praying that no rodents come running at my feet as I get in my car. {I'm a little overly dramatic as well}
I'm sure that nothing is going to get on me, but we can all be a little afraid, right?

Anyone else ever experience something like this and can help?!?!?


Anonymous said...

OH MY GOSH! That's so crazy because a couple of months ago, Billy left some food in the car in a styrofoam box, and the next morning I found it all eaten and the box was in little pieces. You are not crazy- I didn't want to be in that car AT ALL! It's SO gross. Ugh. We bought traps and placed them all over, but didn't catch anything. But then I felt safe again :)
Anyway, glad you got it fixed. Hope no rodents visit your car :(

Tim L Singleton said...

overly dramatic? .....ya think?
...its part of what makes you so unique.... love ya!

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