Thursday, June 18, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
There aren't even WORDS for this. The sound and smell were so overpowering and once they kicked on the vacuum I was out of there. Not that changing rooms made much of a difference. That infernal Bee Vacuum was on for a solid 6 HOURS.
After most of the hive had been removed, they started chiseling away at the honeycomb and before you ask, NO, we did not keep any of it. It was the most revolting stuff and besides they needed to take it for the bees, something about feeding. After the honeycomb was outta there they rubbed everything down with almond extract to "descent" the space so new bees would not be attracted to the same area, they sprayed a hornet/wasp killer, then stuffed our walls with formaldehyde-free insulation and my sanity returned.
From start to finish this whole process took a little over 8 hours and our bedroom STILL smells like almond extract. Overpowering, ALMOND scent.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Bad News: With all the recent rainfall the two windows at the front of the house have started leaking. So we have had an eclectic collection of receptacles gathering all the drips, dribbles, and drops which can be heard from every corner of the house. yippee.