Saturday, September 8, 2012
Yellow jackets, exterminators, peach pie and a cold...
So, this is how MY week went, LOL! This is a file photo... this room no longer has yellow jacket issues, by my bathroom? The one with a shower???? My kitchen.... my living room.... and my pretty spare room in shades of blue and yellow....
Eee gads. We finally called the exterminator and STEVE is now my new BFF. He came in an unmarked truck...(lest your neighbors think you have rats or roaches...) and applied magic dust to two hives. According to Steve, there were thousands of the little suckers per hive.
I cannot even begin to think about that.
So Steve worked his magic. They diminished. We've gotten about twenty in today... which is like a ten fold decrease. MUCH BETTER.
He said give it five days. If there are any after five days, they come back and re-treat. No more cost. I was happy to fork over the money.... and not sad to think of these things dying... does that make me a terrible person?
It makes me normal. I think. So when Steve was done and I had most of my kitchen back, I made that delightful peaches and cream pie we featured here a few weeks ago... The recipe my mother-in-law found and shared with me. I did share it here, didn't I???? Because if I didn't, I must. I hunted for it but I have a cold... my head is stuffy and my nose is running and I'm fairly disgusting right now. But the pie...
Color me happy while I eat the pie!!!! Although I'm still watching out for dull-witted yellow jackets because even twenty is twenty too many.
I'm just sayin'!
And the kids started back to school this week.... Look at these sweet babies:
And then there are our future Super Students:
We will wear pants to school when the time comes. I'm just sayin'... ;)
So a busy week here. Not much kitchen fun because we pretty much lived outside until the wasp infestation improved.... But I'm envisioning cool days. Soft, chewy, melt-in-your-mouth cookies. Apple cider (pricey this year because of the blossom burn last spring, but still worth it!!!) and pumpkin pie.
But right now I'm having soup. And peach pie. And sinus meds. Because I'm a big, fat baby when I'm sick!