BEACH - Over the weekend we took a second hike to airport beach for another relaxing and private beach day. The weather was perfect but rain earlier in the week made for some slightly cloudy waters. We still saw some cool fish and enjoyed the water, I think it's Noah favorite beach.
We met a fisherman who passed through while we were there. He was headed out to catch octopus and if his English been a little better I might have asked him to take me for a few dives. I've already asked others about it; first you look for empty shells piled up near a hole under a rock/reef, poke your spear around in there until the octopus is pissed off enough to grab the spear then simply pull it out. Sounds easy right? I'm guessing it's not but haven't had the chance to find out yet.
BUGS - Upon returning home we planned on a quick dinner and maybe a movie to relax the night away. This plan quickly disintegrated when we walked into the master bathroom and discovered that thousands of ants had invaded. The top 2 feet of one corner up to the ceiling was a solid moving brown color, mostly normal ants but there were some flying ones mixed in just to make things fun! Mom and Noah retreated to the kitchen to whip something up for the already hungry Noah, and Dad was left alone to enact "Ant-aggedon". We recently picked up a non-toxic bug spray (that's what the can says anyway) so I used that and after a little chaos the brown corner was not longer moving. As I began to clean up the remains I realized the bug spray was very oily and this was unfortunate since oil tends to linger and with it the smell of a pesticide (yay!). I then spent the next hour scrubbing the walls and floor which was only partially effective and the bathroom is still airing out as I write these words.
Now it was time for Act 2! You may have noted the mention of termites in some of our previous posts. Well... it's Spring time here and guess what bug like to do in the Spring? That's right! Make more bugs. After I finished cleaning up and devouring some food (getting late by now), Mom noticed a couple termites crawling on the ground... then another.... and another. We spent the following hour picking up termites all over the house as fast as we could. Oh, did I mention they fly? Each Spring the termites leave their burrows upon wings in search of a mate and then go back into the ground or burrow. Luckily if they can't get into soil or a natural environment they just die. We eventually gave up the chase and went to sleep to wake up with the dead termites all over the house. Unfortunately for us these events usually happen 2-4 times and right now I am sitting in termite swarm number 3 and the little b%#$^rds are raining down on me as I sit on the couch. I don't want to blow it out of proportion, we don't have a big cloud of them or anything, it's more like 5 to 10 around every light in the house. Bugs suck.
NOAH NEWS: Noah is getting tooth number eight and hasn't gotten any better at it! Hopefully it comes in quick and he gets back to himself.
The Jaskowiak Family
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