Wednesday, June 13, 2012
We've had so many dark days, rain, and thunderstorms, but it stayed dry on Tuesday. Dagan came over here after work and we had dinner. Leah had to work late. She picked Dagan up here and they went to check out appliances for the new house. Then they came back here and Leah ate.
I warned them to wear their shoes on the porch because as soon as you open the screen door--there are dead moth bodies everywhere.
Their dry little bodies have been flying about on windy days like tiny, crumbly, dead leaves.
Karma doesn't like to even step on them, so they ruined her lolling about on those 90 to almost 100 degree days. She doesn't even ask to go out anymore. So she's going to be thrilled when they are all vacuumed up and the screen door is in its proper summer place--propped wide open so she can come and go as she pleases. ;)
Dagan and Leah got out there close to dusk. First they had to pull the bottom three strips away and the side edges up a bit.
Got some bulldog clips to hold up the folded bottom edge while they worked.
They applied the first layer all across the bottom edge there...
...then applied the other half of the velcro and pressed them together.
Finally they removed that backing in sections, pressed the screen to the sticky back, and reattached those three strips. Done!!
Karma watched near the porch door.
Now today I am praying the rain holds off until after Caroline comes this afternoon (2pm) so she can vacuum out there. If it starts to cloud up (thunderstorms expected again today, but it is gorgeous right now) I will try to get some of bodies up myself. I need to take the cover off my chair and search high and low in every corner before I prop the door open for the summer. Dagan caught one moth last night and let it go while the screen was folded up, so there's probably a live one or two hiding out there yet. Karma and I will both be sooooo glad to have our porch back! ;)
Here's a shot this sunny morning. That black strip (right at the bottom of the railing above the old three spaced apart strips) is the new, bug prevention strip. TaDa!!
We just left the three old strips there for extra snow support in the winter.
I've had a bunch of people asking about the new Devil's Claw for pain. Well, the trouble with buying online is that you can't read the bottle. The dosage they recommend is two pills twice a day--which would get spendy for me, but would be worth it if it works. Cheap me, I wanted to see if maybe I could take less and started out taking one a day. Nothing. So now I am taking two a day this week--one in the morning and one in the evening. If I still don't notice anything I will bump up to the full dose next week. I'll let you know if I can tell any difference.
I may still ache all over like when you have the flu...and it may keep me from doing art...
...but I refuse to let it ruin my day. :)
Don't let anything ruin yours!
"Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart."