Thursday, November 5, 2009


NOT in my house, thank GOODNESS!

I was at work yesterday and the classroom stank of teenager and running shoes...we opened a window.  When the teens themselves comment you know it's bad.

One kid in particular was hot and went to sit under the window.

The windows in this room are wood framed and swing inwards.  He made the mistake of brushing his shoulder against the bottom of the frame.  A few minutes later he noticed that he was dirty and there was wood all over him...there was more though...there were bugs all over him.  I brushed some of them off and sent him down to the bathroom to sort himself out....check his hair and all, and spent the rest of the evening going over periodically to squash bewildered termites wandering around on the floor....


At least they aren't in our house.



The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Oh yes, no fun termites and thank gawd it is not your house. In your climate they must be rampant and very destructive. Thanks for the heads up on the invasiveness of chinese lanterns. They are beautiful and the way my garden grows I would welcome something invasive. I'm not so sure they would survive the winter though - I'll have to look into that.

Beth said...

When the title of this post popped up on the feed on my homepage, I about had a heart attack. I was so afraid the bugs were in your new house!
I'm very glad that this is not the case!!!

oreneta said...

Bodhi, I had a deep dread about our house in TO and termites. We had wood framed windows at ground level, as in, in contact with the dirt. Not our problem anymore anyway.

Beth, hope I never have to write it that way! Scary heads up....We do have bugs in a bunch of the beams, they will have to be replaced.