Yes! Nooo…and Oh Boy!

Okay so I have good news, bad news, and a little bit of the ugly as well.  First things first, I will lead off with the good news and get to the sobering in a bit.  

I passed.  I did it!  I did it, I did it, I did it!  After my first failed attempt to procure my FL State Real Estate License I didn’t give up and instead took about almost 2 months to mourn the loss of the 1st test, dust off my book, contact my teacher, and dive right back into the beast that is the Real Estate industry.  When I say the test is a killer I kid you not.  Unless you are super good at all things math and memorization (which 1 out the 2 were in my favor and it doesn’t rhyme with bath) I failed the first time by only 3 points.  This time I wiped the floor with that test and pulled off an upset to the tune of a 93!  Yeeeeah dawg!  Yes I did give my teacher the biggest hug in her office and then run around the corner and proceed to dance a jig in the main conference area since no one else was there.  You’re welcome future security camera checker upper!  Aaaahhhh…sigh…good news is great news.

Onto the bad…

I don’t think I can upload the video because the Flip camcorder is acting all stuck up and wonky after I import the vids to my computer.  They copy but the playback is kinda all Max Hedroomey…ish.  The other day we were sitting around the house because it was raining outside – yet again – and my daughter “SuperGirl” comes in and says in her little voice “Mommy do you hear that?”  I listened for a sec but didn’t hear anything.  “I hear your voice.” She smiled and walked away.  Just a few seconds later she comes back and grabs my hand and says “Mommy come here you don’t hear that?” and walks me across the house over to the hallway and I looked one way and all of a sudden I hear a cascading water sound.  

It was cascading water.  

Groan…and then panic at the disco because I realized what was causing it was actually a pretty big deal.  Water was gushing in through the top of one of our doors that leads to the back patio and it was causing some rapids to develop as it coasted down the hall threatening to enter our kids bedrooms.  To which I say “NOT ON MY WATCH!”  Did I tell you that I almost single handedly installed all their wood laminate flooring in their rooms?  My back still won’t let me forget it, nor do I think has it forgiven me.  So all that flashed before my eyes was warped floor boards and me wailing uncontrollably and I would have raccoon eyes from the mascara that only appears in my daydreams rolling down my face.  It would scare the children…a whole big thing…so I jumped to action.  

Towel. Stat! Acrobatic measures to hurdle jump the random puddles forming. Check! TOWELS!!!!! Phone.  “Honey it’s like Noah’s Ark up in here get home as soon as you can.  Please and thank you!”

So the end result (so far) is that we had our carpenter friend come over and assess the situation and he said he saw 2 holes in the roof. When he said that I was like “Who’s-a-what’s-it now?”

Needless to say, I am getting really familiar with our homeowners insurance policy.  Haha!  

And finally the ugly…

Yes those ants are back…the bane of my existence.  The things that are making a much more flinchier human being have reared their ugly heads again.  I almost give up.  They seem to surge when the weather gets rainy.  I think the rain is washing away all of my home remedies.  Come on!!  I can’t take much more of this.  Tomorrow hopefully will be a clear day and I can run out with the kids to do some much needed errands.  I’m sorry, did somebody in the back just shout “RAAAAID?!?”?

Any tips on how to get the animals in check?  What are your go to bug remedies when it comes to carpenter ants and palmetto bugs?  Who also seem to come out of the woodwork whenever we get a downpour.  Thanks Tropical Storm Debby…for nothin’!

 

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