Hello and good morning!
We’ve been awake since around 5.30 and it’s going to be another hot and stuffy day.
The ants are still coming in and we have no idea where. Hubby has had the appliances out again and puffed everywhere with one of the new powders we bought the other day. I have some chrysanthemums going over in the window so we’ll dry the petals out and dispense them as we did last year which seemed to help.
This year is worse than ever and no doubt it is the heat that is driving them. It makes us feel we don’t keep the house clean.
Years ago in days before Hubby, I remember how despondent I got when the boys came back with nits every time they stayed with their mother. We would treat them, and us, then a fortnight later they’d go and stay for the weekend and we’d start again. I told her she needed to treat everyone in their household, including adults, when it turned out she was doing nothing. She was back living with her mother then and there were eleven other children in the house and they all had them.
The fourth time I overreacted and burnt the bedding, replacing mattresses, pillows and sheets.
We are hoping to hire a Rug Doctor today and clean the carpets. We did them shortly after we arrived which helped get rid of the smell of cigarettes, so another clean would be a good idea, especially due to the latest events indoors. Carpet in the hall, lounge and bedrooms is a dark grey so doesn’t show the dirt as such, but we have noticed some staining and of course the heavy walkways always take a hammering.
Other than that, there’s not much on our agenda today. The sky has come over grey and oppressive, but no rain is forecast until Monday. We have washing out, but that shouldn’t take too long to dry in this heat.