Termites were discovered and the best/only solution was to tent the house, stay somewhere for three nights and four days. In the days before that, we had to pack, double wrap, box and store all the perishables, medicines, lotions, and anything else that we recognized as a “must move”.
This was a real Magnus Opus; it forced us to move to the next level in the house purge.
See you on Tuesday, maybe Wednesday next week.
Okay, I am cleaning out the shelves in preparation for the termite tenting.
The spice shelf is filled with surprises, as most of the spices’ expiration dates are June 2007 or 20010. It reveals that I don’t cook much at all anymore, since our house is filled with just us two semi-old people.
But before I started the big clean-out, two bottles of extracts spilled and broke. The extracts spilled out onto that shelf and then onto the shelf below. A river of extracts dripped out from the shelves and onto the counter.
Every box of corn starch, baking soda, powdered sugar, and paper bags of stuff were soaked in extract (these were big glass bottles.)
When the tenting is all said and done, our house will still retain the scent of extract, since the current product in killing every insect or pest in the house in odorless.
Next bottle of extracts I buy, I will throw at the wall and enjoy its scent.