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Sunday, December 25, 2005

What next? Locusts?

Christmas Eve dawned nice and sunny, and fairly relaxed. We had most everything done, didn't have to set foot in a store (or so we thought), so we were feeling a bit smug with our bad selves. Then it happened. What had been a quiet room moments before was suddenly alive with a glimmering flash of movement and reflected light. I couldn't believe what I was seeing - there were winged creatures flying out of a hole in the wall. Not just one or two, but dozens, probably would have been hundreds if Bill hadn't sprung into action, sprayed poison in the hole, drilled a few more holes, sprayed more poison, then spackled the wall shut. Of course we know this is a temporary solution, and we are probably going to have to tent the house for termites now, yes termites. Yuck.

6 Comments:

At 25 December, 2005 23:44, Blogger Andrea said...

ew, yuck! that's totally karma for one of our gifts. oh yes. apparently you were particularly evil because i would've thought flying termites to be a little over the top.

 
At 26 December, 2005 00:02, Blogger Viv said...

Oh no! And holy crap! I didn't even know termites could fly!

 
At 26 December, 2005 09:25, Blogger -april said...

when did termites learn to fly? oh my!

 
At 27 December, 2005 01:23, Blogger snarfdog said...

Yep, termites fly. In fact, it's referred to as swarming, and I guess it's common for it to happen after a big rain. It usually happens outside though, so it's extra disturbing to have it happen in my house. First the plague of ants, now termites. I swear locusts are next.

 
At 28 December, 2005 14:31, Blogger Jennie said...

Please tell me this was another one of your whacky dreams...?

 
At 28 December, 2005 15:20, Blogger snarfdog said...

Oh how I wish it were.

 

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