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Living in a vacuum — 18 Comments

  1. ‘stuck my hand into the dust’

    I can’t believe you did that…….you are brave Grandad!!!

    I even felt sorry for Jason until that bit!

  2. Yeeeek.

    I could almost be happy we had those downpours and floods that carried away a fair number of beasties…

    Almost.

  3. Ew ew ew. I think you might have stumbled upon the French cousins of Manuel’s Spiderbastard!! *shudders*

  4. There was nothing wrong with plunging my hand into the dust? I just thought of them as peas on hairs.

  5. I think you should make the Marketing people in Dyson aware of this. They could go as far as making their dustbags creepy-crawly-friendly. With a magnified viewing window to amuse the kids.

  6. Jeysus man gimme your postal address and I’ll send you some Aerogard, in the meantime learn the Australian ‘wave’

  7. Spahetti – Actually, it wasn’t a Dyson. I’m not sure what make it was, but it was a bagless ‘tornado’ type. But from now on I’ll be using the Dyson on the spiders here in the Manor. 😉

    Baino – *sigh* I had to Google both of them! I had my can of chemical warfare, but they were tough little buggers. As for the Australian Wave – if I had tried that, I probably would have flown away….

  8. You should try lighting some incense sticks – the bugs hate em!

    Where about’s in France are you anyway?

  9. Welcome IPP! I see you are there now. Herself tried stinky things but they didn’t work. We were in Perigord. Know of any nice properties for sale there? 😉

    [And thanks for the write-up!!]

  10. A well deserved write up!

    Perigord – nice spot – did you get to see the famous cave paintings?

    Don’t know of any properties in Perigord – further south maybe!

    Anyhow au revoir pour maintenant as I’m heading for a walk up a volcano.

    🙂

  11. I did something very similar once. I returned home after a weekend away and flicked on the sitting room light to watch the walls come alive with Daddy long legs. I’d left the kitchen window open and upset them all with the light.

    After a day or two I finally got the courage to go back to the vacuum after my triumphant victory with the help of Mr Hoover, opened the bag and counted 752 Daddy long legs.

    Now I open and close windows like I’ve severe OCD before I go anywhere.

    Shiver.

  12. folks, I had a perfectly witty and charming banter comment written in here, great stuff altogether. Then I press send without entering my name in the name box, wordpress gets all upset and sends me back here minus my witty banter. Oooh, technology! What’s an Australian Wave? I’m having a cold war with technology now so I’m refusing to google it.

  13. IPP
    A well deserved write up!
    Thanks!

    Perigord – nice spot – did you get to see the famous cave paintings?
    On one of my previous visits.

    Don’t know of any properties in Perigord – further south maybe!
    Nothing in the Perigord Noir at all at all?

    Anyhow au revoir pour maintenant as I’m heading for a walk up a volcano.
    Auvergne?

    Maxi – I didn’t count mine. Never count your spiders after they have hatched.

    Hi Charmed! An Australian Wave is swatting flies away from your face. Let’s hear the perfectly witty and charming banter comment….

  14. “There was nothing wrong with plunging my hand into the dust? I just thought of them as peas on hairs.”

    What exactly is a peas on hairs? What is that Gaelic for I stuck my hand into something nasty???

  15. Well, what a lovely surprise Grandad! I’m glad you love bugs as much as I do! My computer was down for four days and I missed out on my morning laugh, only to have a whole string of posts to make me have a great laugh this morning. Keep it coming – it’s medicine for the soul! 🙂

  16. RhodesTer – The thought of hanging plastic bags full of water around a house is a little off-beat even for me?! It might have worked though?

    Michelle – Take a small dried pea. Glue eight hairs onto it. You now have something resembling my little friends. As for the Irish bit – it’s too late for that. I’m still struggling with English.

    Tricia – Maybe you should kill your computer more often? Welcome back!

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