No BabyStep tonight (I know, you were sooo looking forward to it. I'm sorry.), but I did want to do a quick end of week wrap-up before I head over to my parents' house tomorrow morning. It's not for anything fun, like Memorial Day festivities. No, my car lease is ending next week so I have to go with my Dad to get that process started and figure out what I am going to do about a car come June 9th. It's going to be a long day/weekend of decisions, number crunching and paperwork. Can't you just feel the joy oozing from my pores? (That was my attempt at sarcasm, by the way.)
Wrap-up Topic #1: The Battle Against the Ants has ended (I hope), and I won! Thanks to those who left comments with suggestions on how to get rid of them, and although it wasn't actually one of your suggestions that did the job, one of them did lead me to something that worked.
This morning I was reading the suggestions and decided to start with sweet-smelling dish soap set out near the spot the ants were coming into the house. Apparently after a few days the ants are supposed to be attracted to the smell and will climb in the soap, only to drown in the grease-fighting goodness. Interesting. My roommate has some pink-grapefruit liquid dish soap sitting by the sink, so I set a saucer of that out on the balcony. Not one to just take advice and run with it, my Google-holic self started searching the Internet for others who have gone this route to see what success they had with it. While getting blissfully lost in Internet-land, I found myself on a website that had several ant repelling/killing methods, including the soap. As I scrolled down the page another method caught my eye: plain 'ol black pepper. Hmmmmm. Supposedly putting a line of this along the doorway would repel the ants. I had this too! Two ant-killing/repelling strategies must be better than one! I grabbed the pepper and poured some in front of the door, balcony side.
My second thought was "Someone who actually knows FlyLady reads my blog... Holy. Crap..."