At work, the owner told us on Friday (at our daily 10am stand-up meeting) that he was going to lunch at a certain time, and he wasn’t coming back to the office. But if he were to come back to the office, he wouldn’t expect to see anyone there. And then he said that we could celebrate Memorial Day wherever we chose, whether that was in the office or not. So I’m celebrating it at home. And my original plan for today was to rip out a bunch of the ivy taking over the backyard, but we finally found a whole* mosquito catcher thing at Home Despot, and installed it last night. So. Do I put off ivy-ripping until the Nosquito has a chance to kill some buggies and clean house, instead, or do I brave the insects and heat to rip it out today? TCB will be doing schoolwork, so he’ll be out of my way, and there’s a marathon of my favorite show to listen to while I clean (John and Kate + 8 ) on today… I think I’m going to go for a cleaner house over less ivy today, and give that mosquito catcher a chance to de-bug the backyard.
*The last one we found was the floor model of the more expensive one, and it was missing some pieces. They offered us a discount, but what good is it if things like the mosquito-catching basket and propane connector are missing?