okay, yes – I love living in Africa. I have even enjoyed the cool wet weekend but I simply can’t tolerant with good grace the bugs any longer. As I type I am surrounded by buzzing flies. I will take the blame for them as I sit with my windows and door open, of course the flies will come in as they please.
While I love just about any and all animals, bugs are not and never will be one of my favourites, except for ladybugs and butterflies.
A couple of weeks ago when I was constantly working late, one night I came home and was ready to just simply fall into bed. As I went to pull back my sheets I encountered at least four different species of bugs – none of which I could identify. A first for me, I simply swept them aside and crawled into bed. I was simply too tired to even care who I was sharing a bed with.
This weekend because of the cool weather and rain it seemed like every bug was eager to find a dry, cosy home. Yesterday I chased a spider the size of my hand around my room attempting to kill it. Alas, it went out under the crack between my front door and step. Bye spider.
I commonly find this guy hanging out in my rooms
Lovely, is he? Apparently he is a house gecko. He is transparent because he never sees the sun cause he is hanging out at Cheryl’s place, huh! I have been told he is good to have in the house because he will eat lots of the bugs including mosquitoes.
Wish I had known that sooner as I am constantly putting him outside.
This morning I woke up with some kind of bug bite on my little finger that is now so red, swollen and itchy that I have completely covered it in band aids to keep from scratching at it. Before I head off for my week full of meetings (no office time this week!) I am going hunting for my transparent friend to bring him back inside.
Oh, how times and attitudes change…..