After the last three public executions, the mice decided to lie low for a while. We didn't hear a peep from them until last night, when a scout foolishly ventured into the garage while we were paper mâché-ing jack-o-lanterns for Webelos. He was quickly apprehended and incarcerated, then met a swift end at dawn at the hands of our chickens.
On a different note, my productivity at work has soared since I blocked a few websites in my /etc/hosts file. I realized I had gotten in the habit of working, then every time I hit a complicated spot, I'd almost instinctively switch to a browser to read a quick Slashdot article or CNN report. The waste of time was adding up quickly, so I decided to block a handful of sites for myself at work.
It's worked surprisingly well over the past couple weeks. Even though I could unblock them in a few seconds, the very fact that I'd have to jump through a hoop reminds me that I'm supposed to be focusing on work.