It’s been a partly productive day, partly terrible day. I woke up ridiculously early and couldn’t get back to sleep, so I was actually up and drinking tea at 7am this morning, the better to start off a planned Day of Laundry. I got a lot done–cleaned my closet and got rid of five bags and a box of clothes; cleaned out the fridge; dropped clothes off at Out of the Closet and mailed a package at the post office. The seventh and eighth loads of laundry (winter clothes, gak!) are waiting for the dryer, with another four loads minimum still in line.
Then I noticed a termite on the couch–yuck! I grabbed my dustbuster to terminate the sucker, and found he wasn’t alone; in fact, he had an entire party on the couch! GAH! Wondering where they came from, I pulled the curtain back, and found EVEN MORE on the window sill, and between the closed window and the screen. ?!!!! This was too much, and I pulled the building manager away from his garden to come look at the insanity.
The short of it is, some guy is coming in on Monday to “spray”. Yeah, ’cause that’s gonna help a wall that’s been infested for long enough that it should be crashing down any day now. Thanks so much.
I did my own spray job (I can finally smell something other than Raid), and have been dustbusting the stragglers all afternoon. It’s depressing and demoralizing, because I live in a rent-controlled apartment, which means that I pay a fraction of what apartments are going for in L.A. right now, i.e. I can’t afford to move.
Anyway, to cheer myself up as I sat staring at the couch, waiting for another interloper, I pulled out the purse I finished knitting last night and actually stitched up the bottom–go team me! To my own surprise, I think this one is my favorite so far. I didn’t think the colors would work (turquoise and white), but so far they totally do. We’ll see if I feel the same after it’s been felted.
That’s the it for now. The mountain of laundry is calling.