Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Not my Lucky Day

This morning started out like most others. We left the house just barely late on time.

It was down hill from there.

As I locked the door I discovered the outside of our house was infested with ants.


We quickly grabbed the Orange Guard Spray and the Irishman finished the bottle. This is when it started to rain.

(I didn't take a picture, but you can imagine us standing in the rain. The Irishman was spraying the ants and I was a back seat sprayer...no over there...wait you missed a spot...there are more by the window!)

Did I mention that I have morning duty this week?

And we were umbrella-less so I had to drive the Irishman all the way into the office instead of leaving him in the middle of the road like I usual do...

Thankfully the not-wanting-to-get-wet Irishman called a co-worker of mine who covered for me for the extra ten minutes I was late due to my time spent ordering the execution of ants.

The rest of the day was okay. I thought it was Wednesday all day. We had an extra long faculty meeting on a Tuesday. They are usually only on Wednesdays. That didn't help my day confusion, but I survived.

I stopped at Whole Foods on my way home. (We finished our supply of the Orange Guard natural ant killer and I feared we hadn't seen the end of the ants...) Thankfully I do not mind killing time at Whole Foods. I thought the day was looking up.

Then the Check Engine light came on in the car on my way home.

I'm beginning to think that I didn't have bad luck I wouldn't have any at all!

(And just so this is not a complete moan...the spray worked this morning and the house is now covered with dead ant bodies. Not the best, but an at least they are not moving! My in-laws are still in town so they are going to take the car to the shop in the morning. Again, not perfect, but at least I do not have to figure out how to get it there!)


MN Mom said...

Ah where was the "Luck of the Irish?" Not with you.

Agate Lake Girl said...

Morning duty always falls on the mornings when you're running late!