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What in the world is going on? — 7 Comments

  1. I’m wheezing but not from midges. We have so much pine pollen that it swirles like a tazmanian devil. We call these midges “shrimp bugs”. I encounter them mainly on the Causeway. They splatter the entire windshield and stink to high heaven, like spoiled shrimp. You need to clean them off ASAP because they stain the paint on your vehicle. Oh, plug those bee holes while the bees are still in there drilling away.
    Like you have all the spare time in the world to do that, right?

    Congrats on the deposit check!! I hope you get many, many more very soon.

  2. Katy – Plugging the bee holes is the captain’s second favorite past time when he’s here (he’s on his way home now). His first favorite is smacking them with the tennis racket. Cruel, I know, but effective!

  3. Over on the big muddy to west of me they have a blues fest on 4th of July .
    These ‘fish flies’ crawl out of water and get on everybody and everything at sundown. Go reasonably well with beer. You ought to see the cicada killer wasps we got up here. Badmitton rackets lighter faster etc.

  4. Hi BW! Here I am to check into your blog for the first time in ages and I’m greeted with BUGS! Ewww! ;- ) Okay, you got me, I’m not really that bothered by bugs, but that swarm is just horrible to think of in one’s house! I’ve missed reading my friends blogs and blogging, and I was so thrilled to see you pop over! Maybe spring is bringing the Trish-thaw. :- ) Glad to see you are doing well and that Camp Dularge is off to a great start!

  5. Our carpenter bees have arrived in Thibodaux… they think they own the stairwell leading to the front door. I’m gonna have to buy myself a new tennis racket. Our staircase is rickety enough without being full of holes! I’ll never forget that time one of those things got mad at Daniel, clung onto the back of his shirt and stung him 4 times! (Was that a carpenter bee or a bumblebee?) It was big and black. I remember that! And about the midges: you could take to hosing everything off every day like Mr. Clean (or his mother)!

  6. Got the perfect gift idea for you to buy. Harbor Freight has plastic “bug Zappers” that are tennis racket shaped. I bought one (2.99) as a joke, but it has come in handy. EVERYONE knows that every fly within a 10 mile radius shows up when you cook outside. Or, you can send The Capt. to the local Feed and Seed to buy poison to spray. It is amazing though, seeing those perfectly round holes they make. Seeing your Carpenter bees, midges, and pollen…I’m glad we were there last week. Just got the pollen to worry about here, and that’s enough!

  7. Dotter – Mr. Clean aka The Captain spent all day sucking them up in the vacuum! LOL! Now the vacuum stinks. Kaye is right. They smell like dead fish. Seriously. Pew.

    Steffi – A joke? That’s what we need here all the time!

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