Monday, June 22, 2009

Bugs, bugs and more bugs...

Sorry, no cards or anything to post today :( Just venting a bit ;)

As I mentioned in my last post, we've had a buggy kind of weekend... my DH cannot believe that I'm going to share this with y'all... it's a bit embarassing, but it makes me feel a bit better knowing that it's not our fault...

For the last 2 weeks, I've noticed some grainy, powdery, brown-like substance on the counter in the corner of our kitchen. At first I thought that DH was going crazy with the pepper while cooking, lol! He is definitely one of the most messiest cooks I have ever met!
But I would wipe it all away, and by the next day, no cooking done, I'd start to see it again. And within a couple of days, there would be more... There are no holes in the cabinetry or wall, nothing to indicate any sort of crumbling of any type of woodwork... what I didn't notice is that our ceiling cabinets do not lay flushed against the wall - there is a space between the cabinet and the wall, and guess who decided to move in that space???
Carpenter ants!!!
I've emptied out the cabinet, I'm not sure exactly what they're chewing through, since there is no cabinet damage... the wall??? Since we live in a apartment complex, waiting for the Maintenance department to make up their minds as to how they're going to get rid of them hasn't been fun!
... and I believe that I may have some in the wall next to the air conditioner in my room, right next to my scrappy DP!!! Do they like paper too??? I don't know, but I moved everything away and into some Rubbermaid plastic bins just to be safe ;)

Now, last night we discovered a second buggy problem...
My upstairs neighbor informed me 3weeks ago that she has been dealing with bedbugs since December!!! She wanted to know if we were having any problems! Ummm, no, I'm kinda a neat freak and would have noticed right away! but, December?!?! and you're asking me now?! Sheesh! She was informing me that they were bringing in an exterminator that week... well guess what??? Those critters left her place and came right on down to ours! Eeeek! Gross! I found 2 in my room! I have never experienced anything like this! but that was enough for me to do what needed to be done - I have gotten rid of everything that I could and boiled everything else! Luckily, I didn't find anything in the boys room... My house looks like a hurricane blew in! Ugh! The price you have to pay in apartment living... you never know what the neighbors will bring and share... sigh...

The latest, Nicky has had a cold and fever all weekend and didn't go to school today... Matt won't talk, so I'm guessing that his low grade fever has something to do with a sore throat! and I have the body aches, so I'm guessing that whatever they have is what I'm going to have within the next few hours too... bigger sigh...

So, what to do now? Well, the obvious is to take care of my boys and I ;)
I haven't spotted anymore bugs of any kind since late yesterday afternoon... I hope that's the end of all buggy problems! {still shuddering from the thoughts of them}...

Now, for the big mess... What would you do about it???
I could finish cleaning up, re-vacuum everything, re-steam clean it all, put everything back in it's place, bla, bla, bla...
but, I think that for now, I am going to lay down and watch TV with the boys, sip some ginger ale and maybe scrap a card or two after a late lunch... relax a bit ;) I think I deserve it! for at least an hour ;)

... unless I see another bug! Actually, I don't think I can relax without giving the whole place a do-over! LOL!!!
Plus, I need to find my camera asap!!! No bloggy pics without my pic taker! I think that this is the first time that I have ever posted without a pic of some sort! LOL!

:) Hope y'all are doing much better!!!
See y'all tomorrow for Twilight Tuesday!!!


Michelle Ueligitone said...

Oh no! I really HATE bugs of any sort and especially if they are messing up your house. I am soooo sorry! Hopefully they can be stopped! Take care!

Steph said...

oo Margie, I feel your pain! I was finding all these little teeny tiny bugs...they came from a bag of rice in the pantry! Ick!

I hope the exterminators come super fast and save you from the crawlies!


Risa said...

Oh Margie,
I hate any type of bug or critter type thing with a passion! I'm constantly on the kids about crumbs and cleaning up after themselves. My biggest pain is my husband, he likes to eat in bed while watching TV. Sometimes I want to just scream at him! (When I'm fed up with his piggishness, I do scream rather loudly and he straightens up for a while and then we are back at point A!) *sigh*
So I hear your pains girl and I hope the management does something about it and not too soon! Enjoy your your afternoon tea, you have worked yourself to the bones:)

Tammi said...

Oh those dang bugs, ants can get bad here too! GRRRR ((hugs))

Jami {sgtStamper} said... you, I would've boiled everything! I don't deal with anything that has more than 4 legs!! I hope you guys are feeling better soon!! {{hugs}}

Stampvamp said...

OMG...I'm so with Risa on this one. Hubby is the WORST! I feel for you Margie...hang in there!

Design by Imagination Designs
Graphics by PSW Shop