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Ants, Chiro and Classwork

Spring must have hit because the bugs are out in force. Unfortunately, one of the places that they have found is my computer room. My DH killed three large ants in the room yesterday afternoon while he was working from home, and I killed two already this morning, one actually crawling up my leg. Talk about ick factor and creeped out. I am not fond of ants, and we have sprayed the door and window sills, but they are still getting in from somewhere and we just can't figure out where their doorway is located. I want it boarded up though!

DH has been in pain for more than a week not. Apparently he had a cartilage separation or something similar along his breast bone and it hurts to breathe and he can't sleep at all. Movement of any type hurts. I know he is in pain because he asked me to phone my Chiropractor and see if he can get in to see him. DH is NOT a believer in Chiro, but things that Dr Pat might do better with this than a traditional doctor. So I'll be phoning the clinic and getting him in as soon as they open this morning. Craziness.

I spent quite a bit of time with my classroom lesson yesterday trying to really get it nailed. I was having all sorts of problems isolating the various parts of a story and the type of voice a story was demonstrating. My friend Chickie suggested that instead of working with the examples provided by the teacher, that I take one of my own stories and try working through that instead. That was much more successful and I think I'm starting to get this lesson learned. I download lesson number two today. Happy Friday, everyone and positive thoughts to Elfscribe for her DH's and her trip for the eclipse. I think she leaves today! Travel safely my friend and have a phenomenal and wonderful time with your husband.
Poor DH - I suffered a similar injury and was in sharp pain for two weeks before it started to lessen - no pain relief worked either. I hope his pain lessens soon.

I sat on an anthill once - I did not know it was an anthill; there were no ants visible, but they must have been lurking just under the surface. I did not know that ants could swarm in such great numbers, or that they could bite so stingingly, or that I would still be finding them in my underwear for hours after. It is quite funny to look back on :D
I am NOT fond of ants, although at least these are standard black ants, not the fire ants of my home in the Southwest. I don't like killing anything, but I refuse to share my computer desk with multiple-legged critters, so they have to be annihilated. Suddenly I feel like a Dalek....

- Erulisse (one L)
I sooooo don't like bugs. Good luck in war against them.
And good luck for your DH. I hope your doctor will help him and he'll soon feel better. *hugs*
I made a consultation appointment for DH this afternoon. Hopefully he can at least get some answers and go on from there.

My battle standards have been raised and the horns are blowing. I declare war against the ants sneaking behind the lines to scout out my strategic positions.

- Erulisse (one L)
Sorry to hear your DH is having a difficult time. =[ I hope that can be resolved soon and swiftly.

Ack, good luck with your ant problem. While I also dislike killing things, I agree that sometimes there's no other option when those things are small and invading one's home in force. I had a whole little army of them appear in my bathroom of all places last autumn, shortly after I'd moved into my current apartment. In diabolical form, I sprayed most of them dead, and let a couple live so that they might return home and advise the hivemind against coming back to my lair. It seemed to work.
LOL - you evil one, you. I love the diabolical aspects of allowing a few to escape and carry back the word that your home was a place of death! OMG, you've got me laughing back in my cubby just thinking about their report back to their 'superiors'.

- Erulisse (one L)
Apparently he had a cartilage separation or something similar along his breast bone

//Apparently he had a cartilage separation or something similar along his breast bone//

That sounds horrendous. I hope it gets sorted. And good luck finding the ant-hole!
It really is painful. He went to my Chiro today and has another appointment for Monday morning. He'll be in pain through the weekend, but it's already been more than two weeks anyway, so a few more days at this won't matter. It really only hurts badly when he's lying down, trying to sleep.

Searching out the ants.....

- Erulisse (one L)
Thanks, Shirebound. I hope he gets better soon. He's putting on a good act but he is a guy and a guy is just a taller, older, five-year-old - LOL.

- Erulisse (one L)
Oh OUCH! Anything that damages the breast bone can be terribly painful. My son JJ bruised his in a fall in the bathtub, and he was miserable for days.

My gods, girl, but our lives are parallel! I have ants on my desk too - found some drowning in a water container I left on the desk last night and have killed quite a few over the course of the day.

I have to laugh, tho. I was at a study class at the local temple discussing Karma and violence, and one of the sweet old Japanese ladies told us she didn't kill snails or ants or spiders, unless they got in the house. "Inside, it's Us vs. Them - and they're in OUR space," she told us. The way she did was a riot, and everytime I see ants in the place, I think of her...
I'm laughing that you also are being invaded by those six-legged segmented critters. I do feel a bit guilty about killing them, but they are invading my space and until they are paying me rent, they have to be permanently evicted.

I do give spiders a warning. For three days I tell them that they are welcome to move into the laundry room and live there if they want, but that if I catch them after the three days in any other room they will be squished. I try to be polite because spiders taught the Navajo how to weave and I love spinning and weaving even though my hands are too crappy for me to do that craft right now.

Ants - bad!

DH will survive, but he's not happy. He'll be heading back to the Chiro on Monday for a workup and x-rays, then we'll see from there.

- Erulisse (one L)