Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Remember this???

I honestly didn't think it could get any better than a litter box full of cat poo, but it did.

We've got new tenants moving in this weekend and coming by to check it all out today. Now, mind you, these people are moving from AZ and are renting the house sight unseen - save for some pictures on the internet. We want their first impression to be great!

So, we went by last night to do a few last minute things, not the least of which was fill in holes in the walls and touch up the paint. (Nothing fist-sized, just your typical picture holes). So, when we got there, Hubby spent a few minutes alone in the house. When we first walked in the door, I thought I'd heard a noise. Since squatting is not unheard of these days, Hubby took the shovel inside and inspected the place before Mini and I went in.

Hubby headed downstairs to the finished basement, the only carpeted area of the house. Mini and I followed briefly and then went back upstairs. The supplies were brought upstairs to begin the patching and painting and I settled Mini in with his toys. About four pullings of nails/screws into the process, Hubby says..."What are all these little bugs one me?!?!" I immediately thought... Termites? Carpenter Ants?

I went over to take a look.... And his feet and ankles were C.O.V.E.R.E.D. with fleas. I've seen my share of fleas. I've been in houses with flea problems where you leave with, like, 20 bites. But this was an in-freaking-festation. I was covered and Mini was getting covered. We all ran outside and I stripped Mini down to his skivs to make sure they were all off of him. I had the creepy-crawlies for the next 45 minutes.

I really hope those Raid Bombs work. Otherwise, we might be on the hunt for new tenants.

I'm not kidding when I say those last people were just filthy.


Schmoochiepoo said...

OMG! I've got the creepy crawlies just thinking about it!


How long before the new tenants move in?

foxy said...

omg - that gave me the chills just sitting here reading it. GROSSMEOUTTHEDOOR.

Katy said...

THAT is AWFUL!!! I'm so so sorry you had to deal with that.

On another note, hope you are all doing wonderfully!!

greedygrace said...

Gross. Just.... gross.

We are considering renting out our house. You are scaring me out of it!

Something In The Glass said...

The new tenants will be moving in this Friday - the husband was here to check things out and then went back to AZ to get his wife and their stuff....

Don't be afraid. Considering the real estate market, if you're wanting to buy a new house, renting your current one is the best way to go. My advice though is to hire a property manager.

Lael said...

That sucks so bad! I find a random one every now and then because we have a dog that comes in at night and it always sends me into a fit of Raid and vacuuming (never mind the cancer the Raid is going to cause, they carried the plague for goodness sake!). I just cannot imagine. I hope the bombs worked!