Over here, we are eating up the last bits of food in the fridge and making a list of valuables to pack in the car and getting ready for our big termite vacation. That's right, our building is being tented for termites. We don't have them, but our front and back neighbors do, and this was deemed necessary by our HOA. So, we've decided to go to my parents' house, lounge at the pool, do a little San Diego beach time, and relax. Oh, and I'm going to be bringing all of my laptops, so will be working as well. Wish me luck getting the motivation for that!
We've had to lug all of our plants from the patio to the back yard, where some of them will probably not make it through the week (and others might decide they love the shade back there!). We made copies of our key for the termite people and cleaning crew, and we signed all of the contracts releasing them from liability if we return home and drop dead.
We can't have any food at all in the fridge or freezer, and can't have anything else unless it's in a can, or placed inside special double bags. I made a big trip to the food pantry, tossed a bunch of stuff, and gave my mother-in-law a lot of frozen veggies. Then we've been cobbling together strange combinations of food for our last few meals. Such as, tonight I had oatmeal with fresh mangoes for dinner, and Lauren & Ryan had spaghetti and sauce, along with crackers and Brie cheese. And that was one of the more normal ones.
After the fumigation, we're having the place deep-cleaned before I take my pregnant self back into the poison-residue-laden environment. Then I will have the vents cleaned and next the carpets. So it's turning into an expensive "vacation", even without the hotel costs!
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