I know I’ve been missing off of my own blog for a few weeks. I’ve replied to comments but just haven’t had a chance to post anything new in quite a few weeks. Between home stuff (termite tenting of the condo) and school stuff I’ve been a hot mess of stress! But things are settling now and I wanted to touch base with my readers.
If you’ve never heard of tenting a house for termites, then you won’t really understand what a nasty couple of weeks I had. Tenting means a fumigation company comes and throws a circus tent over your building, pumps it full of toxic Vikane gas dosed with pepper spray, lets it sit for twenty four hours, takes the tent back down, and then airs out the rooms with fans.
You have to remove all your food and medicines, plants and animals, and sleep somewhere else for two days. I also took out all my body products like soaps and lotions and all my bed linens. The cats and I slept at a hotel that takes pets…but that’s a whole ‘nother post!
Anyway, what is the most terrifying thing you can say to a person who has traumatic allergy issues? That you are going to poison their house!
When I got back in I noticed a lingering odor; probably the pepper spray. (The poison is odorless so they put the pepper spray in to warn off stupid people entering a big circus tent of a house to try to steal your stuff.) I itched for four days after I got home when I sat on the couch and managed to freak out enough about the whole thing to decide to throw out all my Glad plasticware thinking the stuff could have imbibed the plastic with poison.
This past weekend I spent cleaning my kitchen from top to bottom and putting my house back together and now, finally, I think it’s all back to normal.
I don’t know what I would have done last year at this time if the condo board told me they were going to tent. Probably freak out and tell them no way in Hell! But I am in good shape these days and figured I could handle it, which I did for the most part. Other than a persistent stress headache at the hotel because one cat wanted to kill the other, I seemed to survive it all.
So I am sorry I haven’t posted in a while. I have some knew posts in the works so keep an eye out. Until then, as always, hang in there and be healthy!