As we worked, we were plagued by wasps. Joe found the nest and doused it with white gas (for use in lanterns) because we had no wasp spray. I have never seen such an effective remedy! Immediately wasps fell from the nest. They didn't move. at. all. It killed them dead. Wasp spray or even gasoline doesn't stop them all immediately. There are always some persistent ones that have to be finished off 'by foot.'
Caution: If you use this method, do not light a match or smoke!
As soon as Joe confirmed the danger of being stung was passed, I got my camera and went for some documentation. I took three great photos, then looked in the view window.
[NO CARD IN CAMERA]
NO CARD IN PURSE--NO CARD IN CAMERA BAG--NO CARD ANYWHERE!
When you see a shot, don't hesitate, just take it. You never know when an emergency might arise and you desperately need such a photo! I had to look through a lot of random photos to find some that were appropriate for this weeks hunt.
1. Two Things
This picture was taken on mother's day before last. My mother and I share two things--we both wear glasses and we both have a square chin. A third way we are alike is neither of us are comfortable having our picture taken. I have finally realized the stress we feel being in front of the lens contributes greatly to the 'bad pictures' we take. I am working on getting over it. My daughter, in the middle, has never minded being in front of the lens.
This animal, my daughter's cat, likes to stand in the window and watch the people who are on the outside. Does that make her a reverse peeping tom?
This concrete structure is all that remains of the old blue bridge that used to carry motorists across Highway 75 just south of Okmulgee, OK. It was once in the Guinness Book of World Records. A railroad bridge ran under it and a dirt road under the railroad bridge. At the time, it was rare to have three roadways crossing the same area.
The new highway runs parallel with the old one. The structure that is left is covered with hand writing. The graffiti pays tribute to a soldier who lost his life in service for our freedom several years ago. The young man's childhood home was very close to this bridge.
I walked into the bedroom to find this old air conditioner blowing hot air, but with 3/4" of ice on the coils. It was frozen up because it was low on freon. Joe was already asleep in the other room, but luckily I remembered how to fix it. I turned it to fan only rather than cool. Less than ten minutes later the ice was gone and I was able to turn it back to cool and it worked just fine.
5. Nap Time
One of the antique shows we set up at earlier this year had a dining area. No one seemed to be eating in it, but when nap time came, this guy knew right where to go!
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