Tuesday I found a notice next to my mail box letting me know that pest control was coming into apartments the following day.
I was a bit surprised. I’ve lived here for three and a half years, and they haven’t done that.
I let her know that that had not been done since I moved here. She said she found that they’d been paying for it for a long time, but that it was never actually being done.
I don’t know who handles this type of thing. But here they are paying for some things that never happen. Seems like poor accounting.
I told her that I don’t like chemicals and I didn’t want that done. That I have taken measures to ensure that I don’t have pests. Since I live on the end, and I know the people next door do the same, I’m not worried.
So whatever they think they must do will be very minimal and I will be watching closely.
I have not had a mouse problem since I ordered that pest repeller that you plug into your electrical outlets from Amazon.com. I recently ordered more to have at least one in every room because I saw one bug.
Even though I feel I have the problem, for now, under control, I still don’t use the kitchen drawers or cabinets. I’ve become accustomed to having my dishes out in the blue cupboard. And I like having my utensils handy.
In dealing with this problem, I realized pretty quickly that I don’t actually need cabinets and drawers. It is so easy to adjust to finding other more creative ways of storing things. And if I run out of room to do that, then I need to purge.
If I had to design a kitchen, I would not add cabinets at all. I’d have either open shelving or stand-alone furniture, more like they did in the “olden days.”
Some of you asked me what I was referring to when I wrote about “cotton stems.”
Well, I should have clarified that. I meant those stems that are in the floral section (of Hobby Lobby anyway) with cotton balls on them.
Here’s a photo I took from Magnolia Market, where it was listed as a cotton stem.
They fit in with farmhouse decor. But for me, I’d rather just have floral stems.
There were also comments about buying online versus going into stores.
I should have prefaced that by writing that I rarely buy clothing.
Just over a year ago I tried to get myself to become more fashionable. But I was swimming against my natural tide.
I just don’t see the point in spending money on clothing because I’m mostly at home. The pupsters don’t give a fig what I wear!
I might order a few t-shirts here and there, never more than once per year. I order sneakers online at Zappos, less than once per year.
I don’t even include clothing in my budget, because it has so little impact on it.
Someone also asked where I was getting the Scott Pratt series of Joe Dillard books. I get them on my Kindle to read. I have found them readily available on Amazon.com.
So if you have any other questions, put them in the comments or email me and I will try to address them.