Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Weekend

Our weekend begins tomorrow, so today is all about getting ready.  Fun.

We have been having a lot of problems with stinging insects so far this summer.  Our latest problem is with yellow jackets--nasty, nasty buggers.  They have been building a nest in the soffit, in an area VERY close to our back door--the door which we use to get in and out of the house.  Of course, I am extremely phobic when it comes to these things, so I have been living on the edge for the past several days.  And to make it even worse, we have had a couple more wasps/hornets/whatever in the house.  I can't only feel nervous outside, but I can't even feel comfortable in my own house!  Such fun.  Anyway, K is working on eliminating the nest and now time will tell if it's all gone.  Just keeping my fingers crossed.

The weather is not to my liking, either.  We have had so much rain that I think I am  beginning to mold.  I'm afraid to look in my skin folds--I'm sure I would find mold or moss.  Maybe even a few mushrooms.  ;)  I don't remember how many days it's been since I watered the plant in the breakfast nook, but the water-catcher tray is STILL full of water--it just won't evaporate.  And until today, the temp has been low, so we've been dealing with cold, clammy weather.  But today, we have warm temps--and they are climbing.  I finally had to break down and put the air conditioners on, just to knock out some of the humidity.  I'm hoping this will help.

We are looking at doing a road trip tomorrow.  This, of course, is subject to change.  And this is all because of the weather.  Unstable air, etc, etc, is coming into the area and bad storms could come along with it.  It all begins tonight with the threat of strong T-storms.  While we don't normally have to worry about tornadoes here, the further south we go--like where we are going on our road trip--the higher the probability of bad, bad, bad storms.  I really don't want to be anywhere unfamiliar in the case of a tornado and I DEFINITELY don't want to be driving if things turn bad.  So, we might be deciding at the last minute that we will be staying home.  And I thought it was difficult to try and plan trips in the winter.  ;)

I REALLY want to do our trip because I have decided to buy my anniversary gift this weekend.  And I won't reveal what it is till it has been purchased.  Mean?  I know, but I'm hedging just in case I change my mind--which I don't think will happen, but...  So, at the latest, next week I should have a post up about my newest tech gadget--and that's the last hint I will give.  :)

Hope you all have a great weekend.  I'm going to try to have a good one.


EllA said...

Summer definitely equals bugs! Summer in AUS, translates to spiders that it is time to find a new residency inside someone's house!

cmk said...

I don't do spiders any better than most other insects/bugs! YUCK!!

ordinaryjanet said...

I can't stand flying things in the house. Or crawling things. Or anything that shouldn't be in the house.

You're so mean, just email me and tell me what the big secret is! I won't tell anyone!!

cmk said...

The yellow jackets are NOT going away. Whenever K seals one hole, they find another. It may be time to call in a professional.

You won't have long to wait--I will post about my purchase today/tonight! ;)

meleah rebeccah said...

Please tell K, I said Happy Belated Father's Day!

And Happy Anniversary to the BOTH of you.

And, did you get to take that road trip?

cmk said...

meleah: Actually, it is going to be MY anniversary--my 'quit smoking' one. And 'ours' won't be that much later. ;)

Yes, we did do the trip. I'm going to quit getting my panties in a bunch over what weathermen say--they are the 'fortune tellers' of the modern world, for sure.