Yeah, that is the funny saying in our house right now. At least the kids think it's funny. I would just be thankful for some sleep. I have not been sleeping, but trying to go through EVERYTHING and packing it up to be stored away for the next two years. I am learning daily that life is not about things. I never thought it was, but things sure were nice. Now I don't want anything to come into this house. After the stuff is in storage for two years we won't even know what we are missing. And hopefully all the bugs will be DEAD. I have wanted to go through our things and s-l-o-w-l-y get rid of items. Now I am being forced to do so. I know in the end I will be incredibly thankful for these little devils as my house will be eliminated of all clutter and I will think two, three, or even four times before purchasing something to bring into the house. The hardest part of all this is the kids things. They are mourning losing our things. But I think this is going to be such a good lesson for them to learn - hard but good. Daniel is already being such a trooper! He and I took a huge box of toys (all cleaned and clear of bugs) to St. Christopher's Hospital on Monday. He was so pleased with himself. I was pleased even more with his generosity. He understood perfectly what he was doing and really wanted to do it!
I am desperately trying to be thankful in all things. There are many times throughout the day in which depression and discouragement settle in and start taking over my thinking. But I am trying to think positively - that one day these bugs will be gone and I will sleep again.
Extermination is set for Monday. COMAR wants us to sign a wavier form before they give the go ahead. We are uncomfortable with signing it as everything I have read says it takes 2-4 exterminations to rid a residence of these bugs. Andy talked with a laywer and wrote up something he is comfortable signing, but we haven't heard whether or not they are going to accept it or not. Please pray that we have caught the bugs early enough that the first extermination with get rid of them all! Otherwise I guess we'll be paying for a 2nd, and possibly third or fourth extermination.