February 14, 2003
Much Love

Happy Valentine's day to all Cruft readers. I wish you a happy day with plenty of smiles and fun.

Capping yesterdays news, here is a picture of the invasion. Note the small 1/2" by 1/2" chip that the ants found under the toy chest.

The ants fought a running retreat during the day as MIchele kept up the defense. She tried to utilize the effective vacuum & cedar spray method, but int he end her blood lust got the best of her.

When Michele goes into ant berserker mode, she grabs the scotch tape. Hard to believe, but it's the weapon of choice. She takes the tape and crawls around picking up the ants with the scotch tape. Why? I have no clue. My best guess is that she views the strip of captured ants much like a necklace of ears from dead enemies. When she pulls out the tape, I go to another room. I can't watch the carnage.

The aforementioned cedar spray oil is our chemical weapon of choice. Michele does not allow true pesticides in the house, so I found an ant killer based on cedar oil that works well. Supposedly the girls could eat this stuff on toast and not get sick, so it's acceptable.

This morning we are busy, mainly because Michele is making not one, not two, not three, but FOUR quiches for a party at preschool.

That's a lotta quiche.

Later, I gotta go. Enjoy this wonderful post at Being Daddy. Also, Brad is addicted! Muah-ha-ha-ha! Soon he'll be asking about what other games are out there and if broadband really makes a difference...

Posted by michael at February 14, 2003 07:52 AM