Stink bugs! They were unreal! I took a framed print off the wall and I screamed a little on the inside. (Note to self: I should have just screamed out loud, I was there alone. Next time...) There were at least 20 of those nasty buggers on the back of the picture and probably 25 more on the wall.
|Seriously. That's how it looked. Shudder.|
They were everywhere. At least two pictures were like that. A third, yeah, it was worse. I think I'm going to have stink bug nightmares. I'm actually contemplating Ghon's suggested solution of letting the chickens in the house - they enjoy a fine delicacy of stink bug.
Then, I spotted a window covered in ladybugs. Now those, I can handle. But then the stinkbugs came to visit and I was just disgusted again.
This evening, I had to take the kids back to meet people from the organization doing the pickup. The bug situation kept getting better.
Many years ago, I made up a little tune. It goes like this:
I don't like spiders
I don't like spiders
They're creepy and they're crawly
and they have too many legs
I don't like spiders cause they make me say "hey!"
I don't like spiders.....
So yeah, I still don't like spiders. Tonight, in the dark, I tried to figure out how to change the lightbulbs on the porch lights so the people hauling my junk could actually see. I had enough light by my keychain pen light to determine:
- Changing light bulbs in relative darkness is just stupid.
- Trying to not appear afraid in front of your kids is a tad overrated.
- These little lights of mine really don't want to shine, as the fixture appears to have no way to open to get to the light bulbs.
- Really disgusting spiders live on the lights.
|Hi! Turn on the lights and I'll eat you! Or better yet, I'll give you the eebie jeebies the rest of the night!|
After seeing the same ridiculousness of spider on each porch light, I decided that Ghon could fix the lights.
|Yeah, let's see who wears the spider killing pants in this house!|
Seriously. Spiders are just gross. If all spiders looked like this, no way would they get a bad rap!
|Boo! Oh, so spooky! Nosh, nosh, nosh.|
So I spent the afternoon with the stinkers and the ladies, the evening with the spiders, and the group never showed up. I called after they were 30minutes late - thinking, "hey, the drive and house are dark - maybe they missed the place." No, they just didn't come. Reschedule for tomorrow. At least the hard part is done I guess - tons of junk and furniture piled up and ready to go.