Archives for: August 2008, 03
Just a blog to update you on the bees. My son is doing fine, totally back to normal physically, but a bit skiddish of most multi-legged critters.
I took the "bees" into the local extension for identification, and after some deliberation and second opinions, it was determined that these are hornets, not bees. They sure fooled lots of people, including some professionals, into thinking they were bees.
We had another pest control man come out after these bees charged my husband again (he escaped quickly enough). He laughed at me for running when one of these little bee imposters came out, because it doesn't look scarey. Then it charged him, and a couple others followed. He escaped a sting with some well-timed swats of the hand, but it was the closest he's ever come to getting stung. After retreating he went back out to spray it, and doused it with their stuff that usually kills instantly, but it was unphased. So they will be back again with a new plan of attack this week.
So, bees are still bees, and will generally mind their own business, but look out for these imposters.
Meanwhile, we've been busy bees at home getting the garage finally cleared out. We had a yard sale, hauled a couple loads to the dump, and donated the rest to Deseret Industries. We didn't make any big bucks at the yard sale, but it was worthwhile. We made almost as much by returning all the things we didn't use and had forgotten to return to the home improvement stores. I still have a few things to sell on eBay, but the garage is looking good. We hung up our bicicles and strollers, and everything is getting into shape pretty well. That's just the first step in getting our whole house organized, but it was the hardest step. I'm afraid my husband's work ethic rubbed off on me though, and I skipped too many meals, and ate too many processed foods over the course of the week. So, a few steps forward for house clutter, but backwards for body clutter. Sigh.