How’s that for a title! There are two reasons for the mouse and neither of them is to do with Disney.
First, I have heard since I was a child that that elephants are deathly afraid of mice and there is definitely an elephant in the room. So let me throw the mouse in now and deal with the elephant in the room. Glenn is gone. As most of you know he turned in his resignation and is moving on to another season in his life. He was an original member of L5, and you don’t travel with someone on a bus without getting close to them. So it goes without saying that he will be missed.
That also means that we now have to find a bass singer. We went to Canada one member short and I have to say that I was proud of the way the group came together and carried on thru the week. It went so well that now Gerald Wolfe and Michael Booth are searching vigorously for a bass singer for Legacy Five, because they do not want us to remain a trio! Well, just rest assured that we will not be a trio for long. We truly are looking forward to the person God has for Legacy Five.
Second, we from time to time have a stowaway that joins us on the bus. Many times we have blogged about friends who ride for a weekend, but we recently had a stowaway that was not of the human kind. I don’t know about where you are, but in Tennessee it has been extremely hot. So many of the critters in the area are searching for a cool place to hide and beat the heat.We found one such critter on our bus last week.
Scott was in the back lounge of the bus when he caught a glimpse of a mouse as it ran across the floor. He opened one of the drawers under the couch to find that the mouse had made quite a home for himself. There were sunflower seeds and small bits of food gathered in the back corner of the drawer. I mean really, finding a bus full of guys would provide a “buffet” of mouse crumbs that would probably sustain an entire mouse colony!
So Scotty set a trap in the drawer and left it for our little rodent friend to find. A couple of days later he checked the drawer and sure enough, his plan had worked. The mouse was no longer among the living. He carried it in the trap up to the front of the bus where he found young Trey sitting at the table. This, my friends, is where it got good!
Scott, while holding the trap with the mouse in it, said “look, we got him!” It was at this point that Trey began trying to climb an imaginary ladder that he for some reason thought was on the wall next to him on the bus. All the while letting out a scream that could be matched only by a 6 to 7 year old girl! The fact that the mouse was already dead seemed to completely escape him.
Now those of you who know Scott know exactly what happened next. No, the mouse did not find its way to the trash, just the opposite. Scott began to move the mouse closer to Trey, which caused Trey to climb the imaginary ladder that much faster! It was then that Trey screamed out “I will buy your lunch!” Immediately Scott turned and threw the mouse away, mission accomplished.
At lunch Trey set down the rules that the purchase of lunch had bought him in regards to the mouse and all was well. Trey felt safe, Scotty got lunch, and we had the mouse off the bus. Everything was good!
So we are rolling this week mouse free, and everyone is buying their own lunch! Keep us in your prayers as we go thru the search for a new bass singer. We know God has someone that will be incredible!
Until next time…..