You can take the GRITS out of Florida, but you can't take Florida out of the GRITS!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Ack...BUGS!

My stupid little Eeepc has a nasty virus.  I have messed with it for 2 days now, but I think I have finally got it under control - maybe. It's still there, but I think I have it where I can at least use the little computer without too much trouble.  Hell, I'm using it now and it seems ok. 

So today is Memorial Day.  I plan on BBQing later, but in the meantime, it's a continuation of the yardwork we started yesterday...pulling and gathering dead fronds, trimming trees, spraying roundup, spreading fertilizer, planting veggies, moving the sprinkler around the yard...etc.  But yesterday was special...every year, I pour an entire bottle of roach poison down this small hole in the backyard where our septic tank is.  I pour, then I run for cover....the roaches SWARM out!  It is SO nasty and it continues for a few hours...crazed, poisoned roaches scampering crazilly all over the yard.  But I love it :) 

Anyone who lives in Florida knows how the roaches are here.  It doesn't matter if you have an entire cleaning staff and a hermetically sealed house - they get in.  So, once a year in the beginning of the summer, I pour...and pour....and watch as 50-100 (I'm not kidding) roaches die a slow death.  It was the high point of my day yesterday.

If I make it to Mack Cycle today to get the little one some training wheels for his new bike, I think we'll go for a nice ride.

Enjoy the day, but please, stop for a moment and remember what today stands for!


 

5 comments:

exoticdvm said...

I'm going to contact the People for the Ethical Treatment of Cockroaches. Prepare for their wrath.

SwampAngel65 said...

Bring it on! (Just please don't tell Eliana what I did!)

The Florida Blogger said...

I think you should have video taped this. It might have gone viral on Youtube.

SwampAngel65 said...

Ewww....but you know, you're probably right! Ah, next year I'll video it...until then, watch "Joe's Apartment" and try to fall asleep...

Digital Flower Pictures said...

You need a stronger contact type of poison. Always follow the label instructions when applying pesticides.