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Apr. 21st, 2005 @ 09:54 pm A Canary in Poodle's Clothing!
So, it's ten pm and I'm back at the new unfinished house.

My wife has become very stoic, and has decided that tomorrow she will be able to come home.

Strangely enough, the house isn't a mess, but I had promised to set off bug bombs while she was away.

That's standard Florida procedure in the spring with me but being a bit forgetful lately, I didn't actually set them off until about four this afternoon. I thought that would be plenty of time for whatever fumes the foggers made to dissipate.

As a result of many years of painting cars in my youth, my sense of smell is not very keen. It's pouring rain here, so I was surprised the dog would not walk into the house when we got there. I thought maybe she needed to pee or something, and since she is pretty well trained, I just left the door open figuring she'd come in when she was ready.

Five minutes later I wonder what the heck she is doing, and I go to the door, and she is sitting in the rain three feet from the door and won't come any closer.

I light bulb lit in my head!

Not a safe place to spend the night, and I've pushed my luck far enough in recent times.

I'm going to camp out here tonight until I'm sure it's safe to go back!
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From:blinkweed
Date:April 22nd, 2005 04:41 am (UTC)
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Well, at least you won't have any bugs in your Lungs!
From:kimba2
Date:April 22nd, 2005 05:03 am (UTC)

Smart Doggie

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Dude! you remember the episode of Mythbusters where they gassed up a house with bug-fogger and it blew up when the stove threw a spark?!

you be careful!
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From:senseless
Date:April 22nd, 2005 05:12 am (UTC)

I missed that one!

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Weeeeeeeeeeeeee! I'm sitting in the new house and it's way past my bedtime!

I feel like a kid! After the accident, I had to take a nap every day for months, just walking around so much made me exhausted, so I've slept here before, but never once in the past five years at night.

I know its sounds funny, but it actually is way past my bedtime but I feel like a kid again sleeping out in my parents back yard! LOL
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From:netsearcher
Date:April 22nd, 2005 01:55 pm (UTC)

more is not better!

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That happens a couple times a year, mostly in hot humid areas that are badly bug ridden. To add insult to injury, there are often bugs still crawling around in the rubble when that happens...

I read about that when I was researching how hard roaches were to kill for a speech... :)
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From:netsearcher
Date:April 22nd, 2005 01:58 pm (UTC)

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I forgot to specify - it usually is the result of people setting off a LOT of bombs (way more than the recommended number for the area to be bombed). And with the concentrated fumes + a spark from a light switch, stove, or furnace, it really does turn into a bombing...
From:kimba2
Date:April 22nd, 2005 04:16 pm (UTC)

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yikes! yeah, I heard that this happens, but not that it was fairly frequent! when I was little, I also heard that roaches would survive an atomic bomb...
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From:netsearcher
Date:April 22nd, 2005 07:03 pm (UTC)

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when I was little, I also heard that roaches would survive an atomic bomb...

This is also true. (I learned that during a college course in nuclear war/nuclear po9litics back in the 80s.) Is it any wonder people set out extra chemicals? :)
From:kimba2
Date:April 22nd, 2005 11:41 pm (UTC)

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modern living = big ole chemistry experiment!
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From:qfemale
Date:April 22nd, 2005 10:20 am (UTC)
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good thing you listened to your dog! animals can be really 'helpful' at times!
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From:senseless
Date:April 22nd, 2005 07:44 pm (UTC)

Yeah

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I slept here last night and in the morning when I went back to the other house, the odor still was pretty strong.

It couldn't have been good for me to sleep there, so yeah, she was pretty helpful, especially since she's just 5 months old.

Smart dog.