Friday, May 15, 2009

Life of a Mountain Woman...

Yay, the Orkin man came on time. Did his regular spraying inside and out and then he brought the extension ladder in the house. He had to climb up to my ceiling which is about 25 feet up. He checked and checked and couldn't find any bees or ants (of the carpenter variety), but he laid out some ant bait. He didn't want to spray the stuff needed for the bees in the house. So we took the ladder outside and set it up there and he climbed again and the bees were swarming up there. Well, not really swarming, but there were about 5 of them and they were very active going in and out of some cracks that I can't reach to caulk. He still couldn't spray what he really wanted to spray because it is in a huge back-pack that he wears and its so heavy he's afraid he'll get top heavy on the ladder and come tumbling off. So he's going to go back to his boss and see if they can't rig something up so that he can spray from the ground 30 feet into the air. He's even afraid to wait my normal 2 months for the next appointment. He says as active as they are he'd better come back in a month or less.

Then...I'm lying in bed reading last night trying to get sleepy and see something out of the corner of my eye. I look that way and there's nothing there. So I go back to reading. Then it happens again. I put the book down and look really good this time and find nothing. I got up and walked all over the bedroom and look over the balcony to the living room and find nothing again. So, it's back to bed and the book. When it happened again I was quicker and discovered a bat flying around. Oh, joy! I watched it for a while and since there was nothing I could do I just read some more and then went to sleep. I've come to find out that they won't bother me since they are just flying around up toward the top of my ceiling. And...there's no way I could ever reach them to take a broom or anything to them to bat them down. I'm just a brave mountain woman, I guess.

Eating was really good yesterday. Hopefully today will be the same.

Have a great Friday and weekend!!

8 comments:

MaryFran said...

You are a better woman than I! There is no way I would have been able to calmly continue reading with a bat flying overhead!!!! Girl, you have guts!

Herbalife Las Vegas said...

Wow bats must be a pain in the neck. I am lucky I haven't had to deal with them before. Great job eating well. Have a great weekend!

Shelley said...

A BAT?!? Oh man, I would have locked myself in the bathroom! YES THEY CAN OPEN DOORS, THAT'S WHY YOU HAVE TO LOCK THEM!

Ok. Breathe. Good thing you are not as hysterical as me!

Tena said...

I'm not surprised! You seem like a brave girl! I must be a mountain woman at heart. That bat wouldn't bother me at all. I'd just open the windows in case it wanted to get back out.

grammy said...

You are a brave Mountain Woman. I new that because you are living there by yourself. I don't think I could sleep knowing a bat was flying around above me. Shouldn't he be outside at night/ I have one that stays on the corner of the porch ceiling. It is outside, but the droppings drive me crazy. The kids play out there so I have to clean them every morning. Have not seen it this year yet. Hope Orkin man figures out things...he is suppose to be prepared for high places... I would think anyway.

Cammy said...

Um, we may have to place the same criteria on bat posts as we have on brussel sprouts posts. I'll let you know if I have the nightmares I'm anticipating.

Brave mountain woman indeed!

JC said...

What adventures you have with wildlife. I could not sleep with a critter in my house. How do you get them out? Do they leave on their own? You have posted about bats before haven't you?

I've never hear of carpenter bees/ants if that like termites?

Dutch said...

Wow, a bat. You are one brave lady. I would be having all these crazy thoughts of the bat biting me to get blood. I know I watch to many vampire movies. LOL I did pretty good eating except for Sunday and Monday when I was very emotional. My first since starting this new eating 5 months ago. Have a great weekend.