Monday, October 11, 2010

Say Hello to my Little Friends!

Hey hey hey, 


WE WON! 6-0! woop woop! 

and i'm not naming names, but someone dropped from the number one spot..

just sayin'. 

I'm nervous for this weekend, when we play Arkansas. As of right now, Auburn is picked to win by 2.5 points. TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT! AND it's an afternoon game, which we haven't had this season yet. Hopefully we will pull it off.. it is in Jordan Hare, so that's a bonus. 

Onto other topics (i don't want to jinx anything..)

Before we had the great house debacle, I had an air conditioning problem upstairs. The problem? There was none. I bet it got up into the 100s up there. I slept in the den a couple times. Fans didn't work (who wants hot air blown on them?), so we looked into getting a separate a/c unit for the upstairs. While we waited, I decided something had to be done immediately, so I got a freestanding unit to sit in my room. It was delivered within a couple of days (amazing!). I had some assistance getting upstairs, and I got it out of the box. WELL of course, there was an exhaust hose. This hose was about 6 inches in diameter. It has to go to the outside. The only way outside? Out the window. My windows are really old, and have a crank pump (right term?) to open them. So no way am I going to bust out a pane to let the hose out. Instead I just cracked the window and shoved the hose out it. Seeing as it is only 6 inches wide, there was a good 3 ft x 6 in opening leading directly into my room. So, SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIENDS!!! 


It was HUGE and was there for SEVERAL hours. If you keep up with me on fb, you've probably seen this. If not, enjoy the hilariousness that happened while we tried to get rid of this thing.


The next night, that beast came back. AND HE COULD FLY!!! I had a mild panic attack. I threw at least 3 shoes at him. I had to have a pep talk on the phone while I mustered up the courage to squash him. He stayed under my shoe until I had a boy come to remove him.

Besides gigantic unidentifiable bugs, i had a BAJILLION moths. I mean, when I walked in the  room, if I had left the light on, it was like I was in a butterfly museum.. except it was moths.. flying in circles around the light on the ceiling fan. I vacuumed bugs up just about everyday. Beetles. Ladybugs. Grasshoppers. Thanks GOODNESS there were no R-words. And by R-word, I mean something that rhymes with poach. WOOF.

One day I came in, and I had a tshirt on my window sill. I grabbed it to throw in the laundry.. but to my horror, when I picked it up, there were SIX STINKBUGS UNDERNEATH IT!!!! SIX!!!!!!!!!!!! All just hanging out under there. I jumped back, and grabbed my tshirt and threw it out the window. Sadly, some of them fell back into my room. Those little stinkers are sneaky. They hid in crazy places. I found them in random spots for days. On the side of my dresser. Under my comforter. On the iron. In my underwear drawer..

Here is the one on my dresser.. 

The day after I found them, I read this article:


I vacuum them up immediately after I find them. Thank goodness the weather is cooling off. I have now shut the window, so I won't be seeing them until the spring. 

bye bye buggies! 

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