Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Sunday, April 11, 2010

This, That and The Other Thing

I'm happy to report that the ant situation is under control, but it did require a visit by the new Bug Man. I wasn't home when he first arrived, so poor Syd got the honor of hearing about all of his chemical preparations. She fled to her room after I got home, so I got to hear exactly where he sprayed all of his goodies and from whence all those pesky little critters were invading our home. Man, that dude is some kind of serious about his job.

Syd's Senior Prom is coming up in a couple of weeks and alterations on her dress are finally finished. We ordered it months ago and against our better judgement, ordered the size the dress shop recommended. When it got here I knew immediately that it was too big. But, since it was a special order there was no returning it. So, we took it to a good friend, who also happens to be an awesome seamstress, and she worked her sewing magic and took nearly four inches out of the back bodice of the dress, basically resizing it. Now, looks like they are set to go - all of the other plans are in place. Limo, dinner reservations, flowers and tux.

Oh yeah, My Boy Nelson has a new look! What do you think? I love the new banner and the fresh colors. The Design Girl freshened up the old blog and I really like it - a few of you have already noticed and I appreciate your comments!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Thursday, April 1, 2010

They're marching one by one...

Lord have mercy, the ants are about to pack us off. We've been stomping, smashing, swattin', drowning, spraying and setting out traps for days now and I think those little devils are going to win yet.

Every spring when it rains we start finding a few ant trails coming into the house - but always in the oddest places, never where I would expect, like around FOOD. They come into the half bath and into the laundry room and occasionally they'll find the cat food. But, this year...they are on the kitchen cabinets, bathroom cabinets, upstairs, downstairs, basement (oops, don't have a basement), crawling out of my computer, I even had one crawling ON ME!

We have a Bug Service and in the past, I would have called them and Glenn, my wonderful Bug Man FOREVER, would have run by and sprayed the house and the ant problem would have been solved.

But the Bug Service has moved Glenn to parts unknown and left me with a new and VERY ANNOYING Bug Man. I want Glenn back. I miss Glenn.

Glenn didn't feel the need to call me the night before to tell me he was coming to spray the outside of my house the next day - he just showed up and did his job. He was small, slight man (about my size in fact), a man of few words, a former Marine, but he knew his bugs and he didn't take any guff off Nelson.

Nor did Glenn feel the need to KNOCK on my door the next day and interrupt me while I was still in my jammies and drinking my coffee to tell me that was he here to spray the outside of my house. [Dude, you called last night, after eight years I recognize the truck]. Glenn, also never felt the need to KNOCK on the door AGAIN after he was FINISHED spraying the outside of the house to me a blow-by-blow of every pest and vermin that he had run across under the house and in the yard.

I also didn't have to explain to Glenn when our account was past due - he completely understood that the Bug Service was completely inept at properly apply funds even though we pay through AUTOMATIC DRAFT. Talk about creative accounting.

So, I'm either going to have to suck it up and call the new Bug Man, live with the ants or find a new Bug Service.