Friday, May 9, 2014

Uhhh...

I’m dry!

I’ve done nothing this week but edit and read. Doesn’t leave much to blog about, huh?

Oh, and watch hockey—Go Pens!! If they win tonight, they move on to the next round. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to watch the game. We have tickets to see the Dragons tonight. And of course, it’s expected to rain. Couldn’t have weather like we did yesterday (sunny and in the 80s), oh no. It could be worse, I suppose. It could be COLD. Guess I won’t complain too much, then.

Our carpenter bumble bees have returned. Used to be one. Last year it was two. Now there are three. They love to fly around my mail box and since I don’t care for the creatures, I have to either beg someone else to get the mail or wait until the sun sets. There’s always a price for warmer weather, though. Isn’t there? **Grumble**

I know most of us had a miserable winter and have looked forward to the warmer weather, but what do you HATE about warmer weather? Me? Bugs. YUCK!!

Have a great weekend.

Stacy

 

12 comments:

Maria Zannini said...

Bees generally don't bother me, but I'd probably try to keep them from buzzing there. They can be destructive on wood.

Spray a bug killer around the mailbox when they're not there. That should deter them from coming back or at least moving somewhere less lethal.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Maria - I'll keep that in mind. Thanks!

R. Mac Wheeler said...

There are other things in life besides editing and reading?

Really?

Bonnie Gill said...

Stacy,
Those carpenter bees are the worst. Good luck in getting rid of them.
What dragons are you watching?

Hawks are on tonight after the Penguins. Looks like a great hockey night.

Jennette Marie Powell said...

Raid Bee and Wasp Killer should take care of those nasties! My least favorite part of summer is the humidity. I suppose I could move...

Stacy McKitrick said...

R Mac - There's taking pictures, right?

Bonnie - Dayton Dragons. They're the Single A team of the Cincinnati Reds.

Jennette - I don't mind the humidity as much as I mind the bugs. That's why you won't see me living in Florida (sorry, R Mac!). Of course moving is out of the question. Our kids are here. Now, if THEY moved...

B.E. Sanderson said...

Yeah. I'd have to say bugs, too. I got my first mosquito bite today. bleh. We had carpenter bees trying to inhabit our front door frame. I sprayed the hole with insect repellent and then while they were confused, I whacked them with a flyswatter. Then I shoved a plastic thingie in the hole. Not optimal, but no more bees outside the door either.

The Happy Whisk said...

Since I didn't have to work prep this winter, it really made winter go by super fast for me.

We have bees I think similar to what yours are. We call them boring bees. If it's the same bees, they are friendly here.

They even liked to tease our last dog. They would bump her in the butt and then fly around, make her nuts and then bump her in the bum again.

And if we went outside they would fry in front of us, as if to say, Hello, and then go off and play.

Michael Seese said...

You know what is great for carpenter bees? Those big, wide plastic kiddie baseball bats.

You can knock those suckers out of the park.

Stacy McKitrick said...

B.E. - I wish I knew WHERE these bees were coming from. We've had some live in our garage where we used to live and my husband spackled all the holes. You could hear the buzzing in the walls for awhile after. Yuck!!!

Ivy - If your boring bees look like big bumblebees, then they're probably the same. I refuse to play with them, though. Besides, these just seem to attack whenever I get close. I stay away!

Michael - My son did something really similar using the lid to the garbage can!

JeffO said...

I hate when my palms get sticky from heat. Bleah!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - Humidity tends to do that, doesn't it?