Yesterday I started to think that the mouse had moved on as there have been on signs of the little guy in days. I was hoping the commotion caused by our returning home had urged him on to the next house (where the people move slower because they are VERY old).
Now I fear the mouse has "passed on".
There is a smell. In both the laundry area and the kitchen sink area - which is directly above the laundry room. So we are going to find our rubber gloves and find the little mousy corpse.
UPDATE: Well, no sign of the mousy corpse either. But things have been scrubbed and hopefully all will be well.