Monday, May 9, 2016
New Work: Something's Got to Give + The Mouse Mobile
The title for the piece references some art things that I am currently struggling with. I haven't sorted them all out yet but when I do it's certain that I will write about the results.
In the meantime, let me tell you about the mouse. Last Monday I drove my car with no issues. Tuesday I was at home and Wednesday when I got in the car there was a big stink. I drove to the Bay Area where my two aunts and cousin told me that the smell was that of a dead mouse somewhere in my car. I then drove home with the dead mouse. Couldn't find the damn thing and so on Thursday I made arrangements to have the car dash taken apart. Rich got home that night and looked behind the cabin filter. Sure enough, there was the mouse. Little bugger built himself a nest and then died in it. Rich was able to extract him with the shop vac. On Saturday I cleaned the carpets in the car, cleaned the seats and wiped the surfaces with rubbing alcohol. We then bought a scent bomb for the car, activated it and now the mouse smell is gone. The car does have a distinctly spicy "new car" scent which is rather powerful. Not bad like the dead rodent but strong in its own way.
The whole thing left me discombobulated. Top it off with my art angst and honestly, that's about it for me!
Hope everyone's week is off to a good start. Thanks for reading and commenting.