Never underestimate the power of a jinx

Yeah, I shouldn't have said anything. Last night some large and extremely noisy rodent decided to try moving into the crawl space under the house. (Why? The only things down there are spiders and rat poison.) So I spent the night banging on the walls like some crazy person, and then lying awake in bed wondering if the creature was going to give us all fleas or was going to crawl up into the house through the toilet.

As a result, I got no sleep. Today I sprayed animal repellent and bought some shirts. Whoo-hoo.