I have dubbed September 2009 "Get Things Done Around the House" month. I am hoping to get some things done around here but I am not going to post a list, it would be too overwhelming! lol. Today I started with my bee & spider extermination - by me. I like to torture them first. I love bug spray and I am not too scared of bees or spiders so I just go ahead and do it myself. We have a bee's nest in our roof that is driving me insane. I can only imagine how huge this thing is by how many bees are going in and out of this thing all day. Last weekend Ben sprayed them with Bee killer and then sealed up the crack they were going into the roof through. Well, of course there was one teeny little whole we didn't seal up so they are still going in & out of that and have made it bigger. Today I went out there with bee spray and would spray them when they would try to go in the whole and killed quite a few but I ran out of bug spray. I then decided to torture them by spraying them with the hose and that did bother them, you know they whole "Mad as a wet hornet..." saying, well, apparently it does make them mad. They started to dive bomb me so I quit. No, I did not get strung. Tonight I am sealing up their hole and hoping they won't be able to get out or back in.
Then there are the spiders, oh the lovely spiders. I have a deep dark secret, they honestly don't bother me all that much. I usually just sweep the webs out of any corners I see them hanging out in when ever I feel like it and kill the spiders by smashing them. The basement is a little scary with all the spiders and the shed is just down right frightening, but as long as the ones in the basement leave me alone and don't mind me sweeping away their webs as well they didn't bother me either. Until Friday. Thursday night apparently a spider (or something) got into my bed and bit the back of my leg and at first it just itched. They it got bigger. And bigger. AND BIGGER. By the time it stopped spreading it was the size of my fist. I have NEVER had an allergic reaction to anything. So, I admit, I was very freaked out by this. Thankfully it is almost gone now. I thought I was going to have to go to the doctor but I didn't. But, I have decided now that I hate spiders and they all must die. Thank goodness for Spider spray. I have started it in the basement and I hope it helps. We'll see.
I have also decided that I am going to try to do more things around the house myself. Yes, as you have seen, I have cleaned the gutters before by myself and lived to blog about it. Yes, I did call my Dad over all by myself to fix our sump pump and then pretended to help him fix it and then convinced my self that, yes, holding the flash light for him was what fixed the sump pump. But, I think I can do more. I might be able to, I don't know, put some shelves in the basement to organize our storage. I might be able to fill the hole in the back yard with dirt...myself. I might even be able to WEED WACK THE YAR....well, let's not get too crazy. But, I am going to do what I can BECAUSE I CAN!
Just last weekend Ben put a beautiful need faucet in the kitchen for me because I needed it and this weekend he, yet again, mowed the lawn all by himself. He does TONS around here, but with work he doesn't have the time I do to see every little thing I think needs to be done.
I do want to share with you one more thing that I did, BECAUSE I CAN.
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