Photo posted by the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines
Scenes from this past weekend found at https://gab.ai/pogen/posts/11302711
So I’ve finally started adding some pins to my hat. The two that I’ve chosen were given in recognition of recent donations to Knights of Columbus Texas State Council Charities.
Larger live items seen here on a corner of a desktop in my home office are, counter clockwise from the top: my office TV tuned to NewsmaxTV via the Pluto channel running on the TV’s Roku stick, my Android smartphone, Android tablet, and Franklin/Covey paper planner opened to a page where I record my body weight and blood pressure daily.
Yes, boys and girls, that is a wasp nest you see up there next to a rafter under the eave on the front of my house. And I have found three more similarly located at the back of my house. Needless to say, I’m not spending too much time outside in close proximity to these things.
Tomorrow I’m getting two cans of wasp and hornet spray that supposedly shoot a stream of their poison a distance of over twenty feet.
I remember growing up that my Dad would fill a can with gasoline when we found similar nests on the family home, and he’d hand it to me saying, “Get right up close to it, Roscoe, and throw the gasoline on the nest.” Sometimes he’d then set fire to a rag and toss it on the nest. Yeah, that killed them alright. But I don’t want to get that close to them now.
For the life of me, I can’t remember how we avoided setting fire to the house doing that. Dad did have his ways.