The Bug Man Cometh

by Josh on July 12, 2006 · 0 comments

in Journal

While sitting at the desk in my home office yesterday, I was started by a carpenter ant crawling up my arm. A number of readers of my last post about discovering the ants recommended that I call an exterminator, and that’s exactly what I did.


The Roots Of The Problem

by Josh on June 15, 2006 · 3 comments

in Basement,Journal

We had a visit from Sewergal yesterday to snake our drain which had once again clogged with roots from an old tree in the backyard and caused a backup in our basement. The first time we met Sewergal was Christmas Eve, 2004, when our sewer backed up the first time, just two months after we […]


Chimney: Exit Only

by Josh on November 9, 2005 · 0 comments

in Fireplace,Journal

Santa Claus isn’t the only one sliding down the chimney at our house. In the last year a squirrel and a pigeon have tried to join us inside by coming down the chimney. That might work for Santa, but for these poor critters the closed damper became their pearly gate. Their unfortunate end made an […]