“But Honestly, Darling… Call an Exterminator!”


Wisdom. So much wisdom from my dear bloggy friend Britt.

Lord if I wasn’t resisting. Oh Lord how I didn’t want to do it.

And then The Husband, while filling in a nail hole with wood putty, put his thumb through the wall and found a colony of active carpenter ants.

Terminex will be out tomorrow.

Too many challenges.

Not enough lottery money.

Buying a house is suicide, I swear.


8 thoughts on ““But Honestly, Darling… Call an Exterminator!”

  1. The first seven users, like a business, everything is a challenge. And then there’s enough reprieve to get home videos, school play costumes, family holiday dinners, new nieces and nephews, a goldfish or two, door jamb growth charts, too-big Christmas trees, and a new set of furniture.
    And then the equity starts building and so very soon it’s college application time; and you’ll be wishing the first years tuition was just a new water heater lol.
    But it’s home, and that’s priceless.
    Thanks for letting us come along; I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited about paint samples.

    • Wait… really? SEVEN YEARS!?!?! SEVEN YEARS OF THIS!??? Loooorrrddd I hope we survive!!

      And really, *I* should be thanking *you* for taking the time to read my asinine thoughts and deeds. I really don’t think we’re all that interesting and yet you keep coming back. I’m so grateful!

  2. Oh, dear. But if I hadn’t been there myself, I wouldn’t have known what a “lethargic wasp” foretold. It will end. It will. Right after the basement floods, and an animal gets trapped in the chimney, and a skunk in the window well, and now the ‘fridge is room temp, and what the fuck is that light on the dashboard? At least there is sun. And tulips. My mother in law always says, “Money? Don’t worry about money! Money always comes.” I didn’t believe her in the throes of ice dams and a leaky sprinkler ($4000 water bill. $4000.) But she’s right. You’re in my preppy, Episcopalian prayers, sweet girl.

    • I can’t imagine a $4000 water bill. I had to read that 3 times. That’s unbelievable.

      And you are right about the money. We gave my new grill money to Terminex and now my mom is leaving and they are like “here, take our REALLY NICE GRILL, we aren’t going to take it with us!” and somehow, magically, stuff that we need simply comes. We’re really fortunate, you know? I’m so crazy grateful. You are so right.

      So I guess your preppy prayers work! Keep them coming! I’ll never say no to them! 🙂

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