Sunday, May 19, 2013
Siege of Scorpions
As I was getting ready to leave San Miguel de Allende in the dusty, hot weather, I KNEW to be watching for scorpions, squirrels and other assorted creatures - none bother me though like SCORPIONS!
I wrote previously in a blog called "Animal House" about a wily scorpion. I can call him wily now. At the time I thought he was just sinister.
So, I've been watching. Especially at night when you flip on the light. My eyes scour the ceiling and walls.
If I see one my heart races and I grab something and smash it to bits. Or use spray starch to freeze it in place while I find something to kill it, for sure.
One appeared a couple of weeks ago. He's gone to where dead scorpions go. THEN the day before I left I noticed a shadow in the drapes in the bedroom. What the heck? It didn't move so I figured it was dead....
NOT! I grabbed something and squished it between the drapery lining and the drapes. Heck, this is NOT rocket science.
I left a post-in-note on the drapes that morning as I left for the airport, saying "Muertos"...........hopefully Josefina, the maid or my son John will get rid of it.........or if not, I'll be faced with a dried, dead scorpion.
I'll face that when I have to..........hopefully the rains will have come and the scorpions will stop looking for a cool place to go (inside my house). I have no idea where they go or stay when the rains come. Hopefully far, far away.