HRH just called; they’ve finished the job in the Eastern Townships they were working on today, and he’s being dropped off at the local metro station in about forty-five minutes. Woo-hoo! That solves a whole bunch of issues.

Did a load of laundry and had a minor ick-out when I found a small swarm of flying ants checking out the dryer to see if it would make a good home. No, thank you very much. Can I show you these ant traps instead, which I have just run out to buy? And this ant spray? Thank you, goodbye.

Speaking of laundry, I knew I’d forget something this morning; I wanted to buy a second set of cloth diapers. Oh well.

I’ve finished all my Real Work for the day, plus have gone out for a small grocery order, which means I now get to open Swan Sister and play about there until HRH calls.

3 thoughts on “Yay!

  1. Elim

    Raid ant traps are really effective. There’s also a natural fix to this issue but I doubt it would work in a dryer. I’ll have to hunt for it somewhere.

  2. Owldaughter Post author

    Yes: things like bay leaves and nutmeg, both of which I was also out of. Argh. (Although I picked those up when I went grocery shopping too, for future “don’t park here” messages.) But those just tell ants to move somewhere else, and I didn’t want the swarm moving to the other end of the garage where all the boxes were. Hence my un-environmental, heartless use of ant traps.

  3. Ceri

    I’m told pennies (or any form of copper) will also keep the ants away, so putting a few pennies on your tomato planter will keep them out, for example. My grandmother told me this, I think, though she now swears she didn’t and that *I* told *her* about it. So I have no idea where I picked up the knowledge or if it’s even true.


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