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Friday, August 14, 2009

Wild Animal Friday Five

Mompriest who actually has wild animals in her life posted this wild FF "For this Friday Five, share with us a wild animal story from your life. Or if you've never had such an encounter share with us your five favorite animals, and why. Bonus for videos and photos!"
Ok, so I'm at work and I found some great photo's of the three animals that I have found in my apartment, but not often and not recently but I can't post them until later:
1.The millepede. I was reading one day and I glanced up. There was this long, hairy thing walking across the wall right at eye level. I was alone in the apartment, naturally! Which meant I had to cope with it. Beloved and I have this deal, she gets the bugs and I get the 'rodentia.'
So, I rolled a newspaper and snuck up on it and swatted and what I was left with was like grey powder. Strange. It has been alive. I was relieved. I don't like the bugs.
2. The cockroaches. Early on we had a few, but boric acid and that was that. In former, less 'elegant' digs, well they were more of a problem. And coming from Ohio where bugs were strickly outside, it was really shocking! I learned to deal, but was never really comfortable and was always well armed with the latest poisons.
3 The Mice-I've had two or three in the current apartment, but before there were able to get caught in my non-pain-free traps, they moved out. When I had a house in the country, they would come in when the weather was getting cold. One year they got into the flour and left little footprints all over the kitchen.
When I worked for NOW-the Founding Chapter in NYC, the loft space was rife with them. We lost more volunteers that way. I would catch them in wastebaskets and carry them out into the street.
Pictures to come...maybe.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The PROJECT Heats Up

Tantalizing View from the Terrace

Yesterday we made an offer. Then we found out we had to be pre-qualified for a mortgage. I was pretty sure we needed this, but BL said no, not. I only did this, buy a house, once before and that was a LONG TIME ago. BL-who has lived in rentals all of her life-seemed to think the this was unnecessary. She was wrong.

So I got on the phone with my bank and the mortgage broker was still there-at 5pm, I gave her the info, and things are in motion.

Keep your fingers crossed and keep us in your prayers.

We are hysterical.

PS...Did I mention it's 1,200 sq ft. My idea of heaven on earth. Hm I wonder if that includes the terrace?