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I want to give you a heads up right now that I’m going to be taking a Christmas break from blogging. So, Thursday through Monday are going to be my Christmas vacation. This week we will have blog posts for you on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and we’ll be back again next week on Tuesday for another house update for you 🙂
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Today we’re going to talk about two fiascos that occurred in October 2008 in our lovely “new” old house. One was pretty cool, one was not cool at all.
Do you want me to give you the good news or the bad news first? Let’s start with the good news:
This was kinda crazy and startling at first, but when we realized nothing was destroyed by the wax (i.e. fabric, etc), it was pretty cool. So we took some pictures.
It’s like natural art!
And this is what it looked like without the flash. Pretty cool, I think… The other two flames went out.
Now we have fiasco number two which pretty much sucked. I told you in the last post that our pantry got an ant problem, so we had to move all of our food items from the pantry to the dining table.
Well, not long after the pantry ant army brigade, that same ant brigade made it’s way all the way from our pantry to our trash can on the other side of the kitchen.
Here are some photos as proof!
Yeah, ants are sometimes the worst thing in the world, aren’t they? I mean, I don’t mind them outside. They don’t harm anything or anyone. But seriously, how do they expect to live if they’re going to try to take over my entire kitchen???
As you can see, their line of trail is heading straight across the counter from the pantry, all the way to the trash can!
Sorry about the blurry pictures. At this point, we didn’t yet figure out that there was a digital macro setting on our camera to take close-up images. Isn’t this super fun though?
When I was little, we always had an ant problem at our house. Builders just don’t seal up houses very well to keep the outside critters out. I remember having ant problems in the kitchen when the entire floor was just covered with ants. And I’m not talking about a trail, I’m talking about ants just walking around all over the floor. Not that you couldn’t see any of the white tile underneath, but it was about half white, half black floor.
Well, my childhood had come back to haunt me and this house’s ant problem was just like that. The ant problem didn’t really end until we completely remodeled the kitchen (in July of 2010). The pantry was the big issue. It was an add-on and it wasn’t added on right. They didn’t seal it enough to keep the ants out. I can’t wait to show you all the kitchen remodel because that is one of the big awesome things we did to change this house!
But… you’re gonna have to wait because the kitchen was one of the last things we completed on this house!
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Thanks for stopping by! Come back tomorrow and we’ll show you more work done on the French doors in the master bedroom.
Have you ever had an ant problem? What did you do to solve it (either temporarily or permanently)?
What we did temporarily was we never put food or un-rinsed fast food soda cups in the trash. We either had to put food down the garbage disposal or throw it immediately in the big trash bin outside. We also had to keep any opened food items on the dining table for a while. We used caulking to seal the places that seemed the ants were coming through, but the ants just kept finding a new way in. The winter was the worst. They would always come in when it rained.