sarah_sensei: Midna: LoZ Twilight Princess (Default)
So, I started my summer vacation about a week ago. I've been trying to finish the last couple of pictures for the Isaiah book (the one we started about 3 years ago xx; ) and with any luck I should be done with it by the end of the week (providing that the writer likes what I did for the last couple and we are in agreement). I'm still new at the whole illustration thing and I hope that they look ok... it's hard to tell sometimes how they will look when printed and I spend a lot of time second guessing myself. I worry that I over edit things and cause some of my own problems --;

Things have been somewhat uneventful otherwise. Except for the flies...

For some reason or another we are having a fly problem in the apartment. At first, I thought that maybe it was just them getting in when we open the door to bring in groceries or whatnot. The apartments have no screen doors, even though they open directly to the outside, and the cat has this habit of bolting as soon as the door is open. She likes to roll around outside and eat random plants. I don't mind too much, and we don't let her stay out too long, but I assumed that this was what was bringing the flies in.

Our cat is lazy and isn't very good at hunting. She has this problem with playing with what little prey she does catch, and she can't seem to just end it. She'll pounce on something, know that it is under her paw, but she doesn't kill it or eat it. She will lift up her paw to look at it, poke it, and then it usually escapes. So, when we had a fly or two buzzing around in the evenings, I just chalked it up to her being a crappy hunter, as usual.

That was until yesterday when I saw a couple flies buzzing around. I turned to tell my husband that his lazy cat sucks at catching anything, when I saw that the dining room window sill had at least 10-15 flies on it all crawling around and buzzing under the blinds. It was like a scene out of "The Amityville Horror" or possibly a Hitchcock film. I yelled out, "Oh my God, there are flies EVERYWHERE!!! QUICK get something to KILL them with!!!" The only bug spray we had was this old can of Hotshot for ants and roaches which we bought when the car had an ant nest and I was attacked by ants while driving. I sprayed those flies til they were wet and they died pretty quickly.

We then began looking for the cause of the problem, but didn't find anything right away except for another 10 or so flies on another window sill (which I sprayed as well). The files were not upstairs at all (which was odd but I'm not complaining) and I still do not know where they came from (but I have found a few more dead and dying ones since yesterday).

My biggest fear is that there is a yet, undiscovered, fly nest somewhere in the house. One summer, my parent's house was FILLED with flies. It was so bad my mom started paying me a quarter for every fly I killed for her (we had small kids in the house so poison was out, we were using fly swatters and non-poisonous things to kill them). It turned out there was a nest in the house and they were just breeding like crazy until we found it. I will DIE if I find a nasty bed of maggots someplace in the apartment D: It was gross enough the FIRST TIME it happened in my life.

The poison seems to be killing the stragglers though. My only concern was the cat getting sick from it but she seems to be ok.
sarah_sensei: Midna: LoZ Twilight Princess (Default)
My summer was pretty crazy:

- 4 weeks in Turkey
- a week in NJ
- 5 days in Pittsburgh to collect my things
- 1 day driving 14hrs. from Pittsburgh to Columbus, GA
- about 4 days of unpacking, cleaning dishes that were in the garage for 2 years, and repairing scratches on wood furniture
- a new laptop (what's up with the Windows 7 screen saver bug that makes you lose your task bar??? How the hell did they miss that one when beta testing?)
- converting my PA license into a GA one (I have to wait 2-4 weeks before they send me the new one, til then I have a lame paper print out 9_9 Also they made me take off my glasses for the photo-- I've worn glasses since I was EIGHT. I look WEIRD without them. WTF Georgia?!)

I still have a week left to do whatever before I have to go back to work. I kinda wish I had a little more time to goof off... next summer I want to spend more time at home, less time running around xx;

In the meantime, I think I'll work on Monster Hunter Tri. I like playing with my brother online, it's just awesome! XD With Wii Speak it's like he's in another room in the same house instead of 4 states away. I know he goes back to school pretty soon, I hope we can find some time to game once in a while.

Though, honestly, I probably OUGHT to be working on sorting, color correcting and formatting my 14 Gigs of pictures from Turkey --; (no it's not a typo, I took nearly 14 Gigs of pictures).

Games I need to buy in the near future: Mario Galaxy 2, Dragon Quest IX

Ugh sometime next week I should go through my school things and decide what I'm taking into the classroom at the beginning of the year... I think I kinda wanna start with Native Americans this year... Hopefully, this year will be a little more relaxed since we aren't being visited by the accreditation people.

Somehow, despite all the running around this summer felt long...

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