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Thursday, September 07, 2006


For the past few nights we have heard scratching in the ceiling of the addition. We figured it was mice as we have ad a few... or squirrels on the roof as they love running back and forth there.

This morning I came down stairs and it sounded like a steady flow of water in the ceiling... there was also the all telling bulge in the drywall. I went, woke Pernell up and met him at the dreaded spot bucket in hand as Pernell set up the ladder. The poor groggy man clambered up the ladder felt the ceiling, concluded that yes it was quite mushy. As he prepared to poke the hole I held the bucket up for the river of water...

One poke and a crack appeared... something fluttered out. I thought it was a moth and was about to scorn Pernell's yelp of disgust... then out swarmed, or should I say they birthed out of the crack, up to 200 wasps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I thought Pernell was going to break an ankle the way he flew off the ladder. We closed all the doors. I cautiously made lunches as they swarmed above me. Pernell and a friend prepared to kill all the wasps as we waited for the exterminator. They apparently got in on the side of the house and it is a big nest:(

Well the exterminator sprayed, Pernell taped over the stupid hole, and five days from now we have to cut a hole and clear out the nest!

That is the latest excitement...

  1. Blogger Melissa said:

    Yikes! There always seems to be something. Never a dull moment in the Goodyear house that is for sure!! Hope everything is better soon!

  1. Blogger Jodi said:

    OMGOODNESS Margie! I would have broken a leg or two trying to get out of there. How scary!

    I am so glad someone was able to come spray very quickly.

    I hope the repairs are easier than the discovery.

  1. Blogger NathanColquhoun said:

    that is honestly the craziest story i've ever heard.
    that sound will never leave my head now.

  1. Blogger Family Of Five said:

    Aaaaahhhh!! My family listened so intently to your story... they were reeled in by the suspense! How horrible for you! What a brave hubby you have!! I'm sure it would have been me up on the ladder! Good luck!

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