We found out today that at least 4 out of our 6 animals have fleas. At least 2 of the cats, although I suspect that one more of them do as well, and both dogs. Fleas. Huge, well fed fleas! Since we have the epileptic dog, this is a bit of a problem. We can’t just go to the vet, get some Frontline and la dee da…all is right with the world.
Yay! Fleas are dead, happily ever after.
Nope. Not in OUR household.
We have to go a non-chemical route. So today we spent most of the day bathing dogs, rinsing dogs with Apple Cider Vinegar, vacuuming everything we possibly could and washing out bedding.
Unfortunately, that’s about all we can do until Wednesday when we get paid and can get something else to combat the flea problem.
I just hope it works.
The non-chemical route which includes something called D-iforgetwhatitscalled Earth. Which is really just dried, ground algae or shells or something. What I picture it as is that powder that Billy the Exterminator uses for the wasps or bees…the silica stuff I think. I need him to come in my house with his mullet self and his goofy looking brother and get rid of the fleas. He can yell, “AWW MAN” when he sees the size of these critters roaming all over our babies. Poor little itchy things!
First rats…now fleas. Ugh…the house needs to be condemned and set A FLAME!
In other news…I’ve decided to try a to do a weekly High/Low on my blog and feature what my high of the week was and what the low of the week was. Originally, I saw this idea in a movie with Bruce Willis and I cannot remember the actress…It will come to me. Anyways, they did this high/low at dinnertime with their kids in the movie. I want to say it was “The Story of Us” but I am too lazy to Google it right now, I’m tired and waiting for bedding to dry and eggs to cool is exhausting! Then I saw it again this weekend on another blog, which of course I didn’t bookmark…anyways, I thought it was a good idea. So I’m going to try it on. If it doesn’t fit, I’ll take it back…no problem.
Let’s start with low.
Low of the week…no doubt the whole flea issue. Before that, it was going to be that boarding our two dogs for the week we are spending in Disney World in October is going to cost almost half as much as the trip does. Unfortunately also, the best sounding place with 24/7 staff is also the most expensive. Good thing my husband, who will be known as FrankNStyne on my blog, or Frank (another new thing I’m trying on), is willing to drive to these kennels and take a tour of them. There is one I came across almost by accident that may work out ok, I need to send Frank in and scope out the place. It’s definitely cheaper than the perfect place.
Hell, we could make a low be that we’re going to Disney World in 84 days and I have no idea how we’re going to pay for it. Let’s make that the low until we go – in fact, that is the permanent low until November. How the hell are we going to get enough money together to pay for the trip, the tix, the food and boarding the dogs??
It will all come together…it will all come together…ok i feel better. Now to the high.
High of the week…probably the spur of the moment decision to enroll in a different college and actually get my shit together as far as school goes. I’ve enrolled and been accepted…yay…to Baker College Online where I will be working towards earning my Bachelor’s degree in Web Development. They also have an Associate’s but I thought what the hell, go right for the Bachelor’s. I was feeling ambitious that day. Right now, I’m feeling kind of sick and nauseated about the entire thing.
I am hoping that all of my transcripts make it there (all of…yeah, there’s only 2) in time for me to start attending classes the 1st session of the fall quarter. If not, then the 2nd session. And I’m going for 2 classes a session until I die from the stress of it all or the end of the year – whichever comes first. Actually, we get a HUGE hunk of money from my job towards tuition and I thought I might as well use up all that I can before the end of the year, good plan, right?
Yeah…for a girl who wrote this blog just back in February about how stressed I was…with work, school, home…I sure am ready to put myself right back there. I’m just tired of taking classes with no direction…and I did actually register for that online history class I wanted and I was pretty excited about it…and then I got to thinking and one night I was googling and well…here I am today all enrolled and accepted and waiting for transcripts and for an advisor to tell me just how many of my previous credits transfer and what classes I will be taking.
So now I have direction. I can say, “I attend Baker College and I’m working towards my Bachelor’s in Web Development” – whatever that is. heh
I just may be a little crazy.
Actually, it is a very good move and I’m very excited about it and ready and anxious to get it started.
And I think the bedding is done and I’m pretty sure my eggs are ready to be made into egg salad for breakfast.