CharlieMC (charliemc) wrote,

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Ants. Yes, Again.

Well, I probably shouldn't be complaining as hard as I am (smile), considering I haven't had to deal with them since this past March.

Interestingly enough, I can see from my journal that I had the same damn problem last July -- right around this same time! Okay, is that supposed to be telling me something, or what?

I don't think it's associated with hot weather, frankly. It just hasn't been that hot here in Portland recently! In fact, this is apparently one of our wettest Julys ever (well, on record). (ugh)

I'm pretty amused by the fact that my entry from last July 27 (2006) seems to very much mirror the current year. I don't know why I'm surprised, though! Every year the festival has a Summer Board Meeting in July -- and the Staff Picnic right after.

By the way, I was going on about the Mr. Clean 'Magic Eraser' in the entry I just linked -- but apparently I didn't continue to keep it in mind myself! But last week I took two black marks off the wall in the entry way near the front door -- and they'd been there forever! Thanks to the 'Magic Eraser' I managed it! Plus there was a terrible newsprint stain on the hardwood floor nearby that I'd tried using everything on to remove (all my usual floor cleaning products and wood oil, etc.). Again, the 'Magic Eraser' was the victor! Who knew???

Anyway, I've been up working on the ant situation since 7:30 a.m. (it's now going on 8:30). Marilyn mistressmarilyn is off to The Resort at the Mountain in Welches, Oregon -- at the base of the west slope of Mt. Hood. The festival is having a Staff Retreat there today -- so they can discuss the recent changes (mainly staff layoffs), plus future plans of the association.

It's time to move on now, by the way...Collapse )

Just for fun, I'll share some The Resort at the Mountain photos under the cut...Collapse )

For those who are unfamiliar with Oregon, Mt. Hood is truly a beautiful mountain!

Mt. HoodCollapse )

Marilyn and I drive there frequently, just as we drive up the Columbia River Gorge frequently.

In fact, we drove up to Maryhill Museum just yesterday! We went up the Washington side part of the way. We didn't go inside the museum (we rarely do), but we did go over and hang out in the wonderful sunshine (!!!) -- and I took photos of peacocks (yet again).

We are so very blessed to live in such a beautiful part of the country. We count those blessings every single day -- and I mean that.

One of these days I need to finally share my many (many, many) photos of Maryhill Museum, which is hard to simply describe without images...

Actually, I really need to download recent photos I've taken, period! I have pictures from the American Idol Concert (on Saturday night), the Lone Fir Cemetery event and on and on and on. (smile)

Well, I'd better get back to dealing with the (damn) ants!

Tags: 2007, ants, columbia-river-gorge, festival, festival-layoffs, july-2007, maryhill-museum, mt.-hood, staff-retreat

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