yes, yes I am here

Summer time is not my favorite time of the year. Actually it’s my least favorite time of the year.

Let me just list the reasons for you:

  • Flies like to multiply
  • Racoons visit and like to fight with the skunks that also like to visit (although the skunks don’t spray as much in the summertime as they do in the winter/springtime)
  • Ants
  • Ants
  • Ants
  • Flies
  • Maggots
  • Flies
  • Ants

Did I get my point across??

This morning I woke up to maggots in the trash cans on the side of the house. It happens once every few years. Then I go on a crazy garbage area cleaning frenzy, spray all kinds of pesticides (and bleach too) on the dirt and into the bricks to let it soak in in hopes of the little creatures not taking residence in the ground. Then I buy new trashcans. And more fly spray. I did just read that you can kill the maggots with boiling water. I may have to try that if I find any escapees from this mornings maggot genocide.

Now, the ants are a continual problem but for the most part I have had good success over the last 4 years keeping them out. They are coming in through the oddest places now that I have killed all the usual routes. Between the carpet and baseboard in the hallway being one place. The itty-bittyest little hole under the windowsill where the paint had bubbled and popped when painted last leaving said hole.

I hate ants and I hate flies.

The odd thing this morning was my twinge of thankfulness for ants.

I take trash out, turn around (barefoot mind you) and see a huge trail of ants. Then I saw what the ants were after (and thankfully I had not stepped on, God does love me), the maggots. House fly maggots to be precise.

They are squirmy and disgusting. I think I would truly die if I ever found them in my house trash like I have read about.

The cans are out by the street now ready to be hauled off by the trash men tomorrow. New cans will come home with my husband.  And we can start the whole wretched process over aga….wait a minute… new beginning….IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN!!

Now, I will go sit and knit while I feel creepy crawly insects all over me. nice. real nice.

Next post: pretty pictures and actual good stuff

0 thoughts on “yes, yes I am here

  1. Rowan

    1981 – summertime-hot
    diaper pail outside
    open the bucket in the laundromat in front of the washer
    the diapers! they are moving, squiggling
    it’s not animated diapers
    in the diaper bucket
    I’ve never told anyone this out loud
    Hope it helps ;0)


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