Good week, busy week.
Busy like a bee, you could say. And guess what : we have bees! Well, our wall has bees. Tough to tell if it's an actual new hive or if it's just scout bees (I am learning more and more about bees by the day). I woke up yesterday to a strange buzzing, but couldn't find the source. Came home from a few errands and there were seven bees inside the house, flying around the window. "Odd." I thought. I called a bee remover guy and he said they might be coming in through the fireplace. Went outside and checked the chimney (because apparently there should be an old bee flying around the entry source) and didn't see much. "No big deal, the ones inside will die" said the bee guy.
Awesome. I decided to wait them out. Paul came home for lunch, I showed him the seven bees at the window (which were now closer to twelve) and we went outside to look again at the chimney. Still nothing. And then Paul spotted a vent on the outside of the house that was swarming with bees. Ugh. My bee bravery, "wait them out mentality" went out the window. I called the bee guy back and we shut the door to the bathroom (that connects to the vent). Bee guy still thinks they are scouter bees, but he's coming out this morning to take a look and remove them (humanely! California needs honey bees!).
Thankfully, I am not scared of bees and these seem to be docile enough, but a swarm in the walls of my house?! Totally creepy. Also, dead bees all over your floor? Totally creepy.
But in happy news ... I finished up the minibook I put together as a guest designer in Maggie Holmes Pieces of Me class. It was such a fun challenge to try on a different style and make it mine. My mini cards from moo.com came and I love them! The garden is doing so well! We should have lemons soon! And I saw our first tomatoes!
Life is good and soon to be bee-free. Happy weekend.