The good guy won! Me! The ants appear to be gone!
Several people in comments on this blog and on Facebook suggested Terro. It can be purchased at Home Depot. Made the purchase. Laid the Terro traps out yesterday afternoon. By night time, they were fighting to get in. The ants were bunched in groups in front of each trap. This morning no ants!
I searched my countertops and sink closely. Could not believe it. This Terro stuff is terrific. If I ever write a Suzy homemaker column, I shall recommend it.
Thank you to those of you who recommended Terro.
Robert is on the mend!
He had a doctor visit yesterday. The wound is healing well. There is no sign of infection. The black boot was removed. He has a huge wrap around badage. Takes up most of his leg from the knee to ankle. the doctor said he must walk. Normally. He is. Limping, but doing it.
He is not ready for school yet, however. Tuesday he sees an orthopedist to verify there was no bone damage.
It is amazing how swiftly children can heal. I had visions of a Sheila situation. A long term recovery. He will be back to climbing trees soon.
There was a picture in yesterday’s Citizen of four manatees somewhere up the keys. They had come near shore and were playful with the humans in the water. The water was not even waist deep. Big and clumsy appearing, the manatees sought out humans to frolic with. Interesting.
There is a lot going on in the keys this weekend. Remember Diana Nyad? I think she is 61. She is the lady who tried to swim from Cuba to Key West in August without a shark cage. She did it years ago in a shark cage. She failed after 53 miles in August. Asthma attack, sore sholulder and what have you.
The distance is 103 miles. She is scheduled to start any day now. For some reason, her starting day is shrouded in secrecy.
I was busy yesterday.
Visted with Robert for a while. Grocery shopped at Publix. Picked up prescription drugs at Walgreens. Got Terro at Home Depot. Watched some football on TV.
I intended to go to the Chart Room last night. I needed to shave to go downtown. I looked that bad. It had been several days. I was too lazy to shave.
Instead I showered, put on a clean tee shirt and headed over to Hogfish. I brought a newspaper. Sat at the bar. Intended to have fish and chips and read my paper. Had the fish and chips. Never got to read the paper.
There were three fisherman hanging out. Not visitors. These were the guys who have been here in the keys for years who make their living by fishing and shrimping.
I thought I needed a shave. You should have seen them! Beards, moustaches and the like. Hardy guys. Friendly.
We ended up bullshitting and laughing for a couple of hours. I had a good time.
What did you think of Howard Cain’s victory in the Florida Republican straw vote yesterday? Wow!
Today is Sunday. Meet the Press shortly. Don’s Place this afternmoon for pro football. I missed last week.
Enjoy your day!