...And Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite
If friends haven't seen me much the last few days, it's because I've been spending my time doing laundry. As I mentioned, one of the big things you have to do before the exterminator comes to deal with the bed bugs is that you wash your entire wardrobe the day before. I figured that that would be a hellish thing to do all in one day, so I started a few days early. The thing is, you shouldn't really bring the now-cleaned clothes back into the still-infested residence. So...well, let's just put it this way: if anyone steals my car, I'm not only out a car, but my entire wardrobe. The trunk is almost jammed to the gills.
I still have some more laundry to go, but it's manageable at this point, and I have a whole whopping day to spare.
Mind you, none of this includes all the clothes that you really can't put in a washing machine -- sportcoats, jackets, sweaters, that sort of thing. I went to the drycleaners this morning with oh-so-many bags, and I think I will be on his holiday card mailing list now.
Then the exterminator. The delivery of the bed and sofa. Putting everything back. (Not all at once: I'm supposed to put my cleaned clothes in plastic bags -- which I did -- but don't take everything out right away, only your essentials. The exterminator makes two return visits 20-days apart, so you're supposed to still keep most things in the plastic bags until he's done.) And eventually get things back in order. But the end is in sight...
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Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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