Thursday, June 24, 2010

She Came, She Saw, She Conquered!

Meet Ronnie, the yellow jacket destroyer!

Here she is all suited up and ready to go!

First she sprayed some aerosol stuff

Then she used a puffer and dusted the nest and bees really well. Boy, were they angry!

It only took her a few minutes to do what she needed to. She told me to stay away from the patio for a couple of days.

And if that wasn't enough excitement, my dryer died! Fortunately, I had enough cash saved from house cleaning and working for Gail to buy the cheapest one at Lowes. My washer and dryer are over 20 years old and I knew they wouldn't last much longer. I just told Gail yesterday while cleaning her house that my washer wasn't far behind and low and behold, it croaked last night with a load of dog towels in it. It looks like there is mud in it and the agitator won't work. Since it's $80 just to have a guy come and look at it, I'll figure out a way to buy a new washer as well. Goodness knows with a house full of critters that I can't be without a washer and dryer!!

I'm glad I know how to handle money as well as I do. I've been out of work for 16 months and have still managed to pay for an expesive air conditioner repair last summer, a major car maintenance bill and new tires, go to a quilt show and have some fun, and now buy two new appliances. Of course, I had to take some money from my retirement funds for little Princess' surgery so I can't count that one.

I am a survivor and should be more proud of myself for what I continue to do without a permanent, full time position.

It is blistering hot here today and Alissa is with me. We are going to paint some concrete stepping stones - in the house of course. We're not going out for anything today!!

Have a great day everybody!


animal lover, quilt lover said...

Did you ever find out what was wrong with that link you sent us???
Yes you are a survivor!!!! For sure!!!
I think Tom is going to London for his surgery. They do the kind he wants and they are way cheaper than anything in the US.
Glad you got rid of those bees!!!
XXOO, Fern
PS Are you still working for Lowes????

Laura said...

And you can get rid of bees too! That is some get up on that gal, but that is the only way to do it!

A New England Life said...

You are an ambitious lady, that's for sure! I think I would be overwhelmed but it sounds like your lack of a job has just made you stronger. Hopefully things will turn around soon!

That is one brave lady! There's no way in heck I'd get out there to get rid of yellow jackets, even with a suit on!