I was a little scared to keep looking, not wanting to meet the mouse face to face. I waited on my husband to get home from work, so he could help me. We had the closet almost all the way cleaned out when I saw the mouse run to the other side of the closet. I screamed and he ran back the other way. My husband kept pulling things out and handed me a box. I looked in the box and the mouse looked right back at me. I screamed again and threw the box back at my husband. The mouse ran out of the box while I screamed some more. He started to run out of the closet when my husband trapped him with the box. We didn't find any more mice after that.
Our next problem was to find out where the mouse came in the house. There were no holes in either of the closets. We have a big garden tub in our bathroom and I had been feeling cool air coming out around the edges. When we pulled a panel off, we saw this huge hole pictured above! We bought our home a little over 2 years ago, and I guess this hole has been there ever since then! I can't believe they didn't cover that up! That really explains why our room is the coldest one in the house.
We knew we needed to cover that hole if we wanted to be rid of any more mice. My husband found some hardware cloth and nailed it down over the hole. Then he covered it with that expanding foam to seal any cracks. It doesn't look pretty, but it should keep the mice out. I feel lots better about sleeping in there now!