Is it just me or are the bugs really bad this year? Not just quantity, but viciousness. I mean, I'm getting eaten alive even when I only step out on the deck for a minute. Last night, I went out to see if something was on the roof and came back in with three new bug bites. I go outside for a smoke at the office and come in with new bites - through my pants. Come ON. And these are not just regular bites. They're nasty. And nothing seems to make the itch stop - not diphenhydramine gel, not cortizone cream, not calamine lotion. The aloe gel I have is knocking it back some, but it still itches. Oak mites, sure, but I saw two of the bugs bite me (you can't see oak mites with the naked eye). One was pinhead sized and black, the other was grayish and a little bigger. No clue what they are but COME ON.
Hubs sprayed most of the lawn yesterday. He'll get the rest today. Unfortunately, the spray does little to flying bugs. They have to land on where he sprayed to die. Good thing for the butterflies. Bad thing for these flying biting bastards. Derp.
Anyway... I'm pretty good at ignoring the itch during the day. At night, though... Gah, I need sleep. Looks like an optimal day to make coffee at the office. For the first time. I know, I know... it's shocking that today is my fifth day there and I haven't made coffee yet. In my defense, it's been hot and I've been trying to stick to water at work. (I haven't been. They have a pop machine with Mtn Dew in it. Gah.) I think I'll take my big mug that has an old time advertisement for snake oil. It cracks me up.
Meanwhile, I'm still doing spreadsheets for the office in Michigan. Yesterday morning, the big one I do every month came in. It usually takes me 2-3 hrs. I did some before work, a little before dinner, and then the rest of it after Hubs went to bed. I could've taken a couple days, but I hate leaving things lie. And I promised them I wouldn't let the day job get in the way of what I do for them. I feel good having it done. Yay.
And now that I've gotten distracted a dozen times and still don't have this posted, I should probably call it good and be done with it. How are things in your world? Are the bugs nasty where you are or is it just me?