Friday, June 4, 2010

They're back!

Here are a few things that have been happening:
  • I'd been wondering where the mega roaches were. They usually start appearing indoors in February or March, but we'd seen very little of them this year and so haven't asked the landlord for an Ecolab visit yet. That was until this week. I just had an unsettling encounter in the kitchen with a really big guy with wings who was (and it hurts to type this) rustling around in the pan for my bread machine in the dish drainer on my kitchen counter. My husband caught him with a plastic cup and piece of cardboard and took him far outside (there's such a thing as being too big to squish). Summary execution would have been better, but the thing was HUGE. It's time for an indoor and an outdoor spray by an exterminator. I've sprayed the bread pan with disinfectant spray and plan to finish off the job by washing it with soap and hot water. Everything else either got a disinfectant scrub or a run through the dishwasher. I'd like to nuke the bread pan from orbit, but that's wasteful and excessive. If you think about it, raw eggs or meat are much worse contaminants than a tree roach.
  • D went to see the tummy doctor in Ft. Worth yesterday. He's complained of stomach pain for several months, but it's hard to say if it's serious. They're doing some lab work and we are supposed to get him a sonogram and try Nexium and probiotics on him. We're trying to get this wrapped up before the start of the school year.
  • We went to the Ft. Worth stockyards (that's the historic district) to take in some culture. There are carriage and stagecoach rides, which the kids would have liked. We did spring for the kids' admission to an enormous maze. You clock in, try to find four letters inside the maze and then find your way to the exit and clock out. We sent the kids in like Hansel and Gretel and watched their progress from a viewing platform. It was hard and it took the kids 30 minutes.

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