January 5th, 2017

kid - the princess screams.

The ants go marching one by one, hurrah.

The last few days have been damp and raining (although today is projected to be perfectly lovely) and this has sent the local ant population scurrying into our house. We haven't yet figured out their entry point, but they are crawling up into the kitchen cupboards and through them out to our counter tops. They are sneaking into the bathroom through indeterminate means and crawling all over the shower tiles.

Any ant infestation would be bad, but somehow it seems so much worse when they're in the two rooms you most want to keep clean and sterile.

They're driving Seanie nuts. Understandable. He's at home, working hard all day long because it's also the week of the Consumer Electronics Show, these little creepers keep appearing no matter how many times he cleans them up. It's not so bad for me since I'm out of the house, but I don't like coming home to little bugs either.

We've been avoiding poison because again, don't really want trace amounts of toxic material all over the kitchen counters, but at this point I'm not sure we have a choice. But this is a seasonal woe, and I think that no matter what we try it's just an irritation we have to face whenever the weather turns wet and cold.