Sunday, June 07, 2009


Saturday, June 6, 11:17am: Daughter finds large roach on the curtains of the basement sliding glass door.

Saturday, June 6, 11:18am: Daughter sends large roach off to meet his maker and disposes of remains via mock burial at sea, ie. down the commode.

Saturday, June 6, 11:19am: Daughter tells mother about roach removal and mother wonders if this might be the very roach from Wednesday's vacuum fiasco.

Saturday, June 6, 11:47am: Mother and daughter enter basement to find not one, but TWO smaller roaches climbing the back wall of the basement.

Saturday 11:47:36am: Daughter acquires wad of tissue from the bathroom whilst Mother tries not to slip into hysteria. Daughter kills first roach with a right cuff to the thorax However, while swiping the second roach she miscalculates and second roach takes flight. Mother tries not to scream.

Saturday, June 6, 11:48am: Mother sees second roach on the carpet, a yard away from her feet... Because Mother is wearing shoes (this time) she screams as she gathers up the nerve to crush the second roach. Mother jumps upon the roach who is no match for her superior size and weight.

Saturday, June 6, 11:48:26am: Daughter lets out a cheer to encourage her Mother for her bravery at besting the second roach. Daughter dispenses of both roach corpses with another burial at sea.

Saturday, June 6, 11:56am: Mother and Daughter share bonding time together deciding where to place each of the dozen roach motels the Mother purchased the day before.

Saturday, June 6: All is well, no more roaches are spotted.

Sunday, June 7, 5:42am: Mother and Father are rudely awakened by that effing woodpecker banging on the rain gutter outside their bedroom window..... Again.

Anybody want to buy a house?

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Blogger Katy said...

No thank you. We've got an infestation of house caterpillars (do NOT google that, they're super ugly and big!) in our own house so roaches and woodpeckers not wanted. lol.

3:34 PM, June 07, 2009  
Blogger lime said...

i can offer a trade. you'll get neighbors who are chainsaw happy in the deal.

6:44 AM, June 08, 2009  
Blogger EmBee said...

Aw Katy, You know if you tell me NOT to do something I'm duty bound to DO IT anyway. My sympathies to you and a curse upon your caterpillars or as my daughter used to call them 'calapidders' (*chuckle* I just love that.)

Lime, I appreciate your offer but that sounds like a unilateral move... So thanks, but no thanks.

8:41 AM, June 08, 2009  
Blogger Carrie said...

um, yeah - I think I'd move too :) Good thing you have nature girl around...You wouldn't find me picking up the dead ones in a tissue! WHAT!?

makes you appreciate the woodpecker huh...(well that he is at least OUTSIDE your house! :))

11:23 AM, June 08, 2009  

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