More unpacking today.
I have a huge pile of boxes in the dining room. I need to break them all down. Right now they are looking like the Leaning Tower of Pisa. They are very precariously perched on top of each other. Kind of like a real life version of Jenga.
Our cat, Samson, likes boxes. He has had a lot of fun hiding in the various boxes around the house. It’s all fun and games until I go to pick up, or move a box and he jumps out and scares the wits out of me. I think he actually enjoys that. Really. He smirks at me.
A couple of blogs ago I talked about the fact that we had a gnat problem at our new house. Very frustrating…..such a small little bug, but such a HUGE nuisance. So, being the researcher that I am I looked up a solution on the internet. After perusing many home made remedies to “take down” the legion of gnats, I came across a “recipe” that sounded like it would work.
The other night I was in the kitchen mixing up my killer kool-aid for gnats. A plastic cup filled a quarter of the way up with red wine vinegar, and Dawn dishwashing liquid. For whatever reason they like the vinegar, go in for a little sippy sip and they get into it and the soap coats their little wings and they are down for the count. I think I’ve caught well over a hundred of the aggravating little critters. I am not normally so sadistic about insects….but… nor do I enjoy being swarmed everytime I stand at the kitchen sink or bathroom sink. I left the little carcasses floating in the vinegar to deter the rest of the gnat family of remaining in my house. So far, between the Bug Zapper racket (which I still LOVE) and the vinegar, things are getting under control. Though I will remain vigilent in case any of the gnats get together for retaliation.
If any of you have ever moved you can totally understand when I say I need my fluffy bath towels!!! I can’t find them. I know they are in a box SOMEWHERE in this house. So nerve wracking. I want my towels. Sure I have the OTHER towels…..but I want my white fluffy ones. Oh, and my recipe books….where are they? UGH. This moving thing is exciting, but I’m exhausted. On that note, I’m off to get a shower and go to bed…..maybe….I’ll look one more time for those towels.