Monday, September 26, 2011

Uninvited Guest

Last night I was making dinner (spaghetti) the sauce on the stove, when I saw some movement out of the corner of my eye.  Do you see it?

We have been co-habitating with scorpions for over 4 years now, but I still get a little adrenalin rush every time  I find one.  I can't blame the scorpions.  We built our home right on top of them, and apparently they're very territorial. After the "scorpion!!!" call was made, the kids and I gathered to discuss the best way to carry out the execution.  Through the years, we've developed several methods depending on the location/angle of the scorpion.  My kids personal favorite its "death by blow torch", but I've found that to be a little impractical in the house.  Last night the vote resulted in a good old fashioned burning....

We lit every burner, but the dancing scorpion was not a dead one.  Sierra then left the room and returned with a hammer.  I had concerns for the safety of my stove.  Drew got out a knife, but felt  he couldn't get the proper angle. In the end, we resorted to the most primitive method...."shoe".  It was a success,  and we continued on with our night.  Dinner, FHE, and Marie Callendar's apple pie...if you're not a big baker, I highly recommend this...very tasty and your home will smell like all the joys of fall. There were no more scorpion sightings that evening.

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