mjj (flemmings) wrote,

Home invasion

For a week or two now some clueless darning-needle type insect has been flying witlessly into my study and out again. Witless house flies who disappear into the house I'm used to; witless wasps eventually learn how to get themselves free from curtains and back outside; but witless whatever-they-ares who keep bumbling in defeat me. Yesterday I came home to a metallic screechy buzz. I figured Witless had got itself caught in one of my tabless Pepsi cans in the recycle bag. But the noise was coming from the shelf behind, from the small wooden shadow box where I keep bibelots like my facsimile Lewis chessman queen and her OMG expression. Specifically from the box with the stone paperweight cat. Close inspection showed that paperweight cat had pooped in its corner: several small slabs of dry grey mud were affixed to the walls and floor.

I must assume the insects have been constructing a nest in my shadow box

ETA: googling suggests I'm dealing with the aptly-named mud dauber, an insect that has crashed at least two aircraft with loss of life to all on board.
Tags: rl_14

  • Luddite to the end

    The reason I won't read tumblr isn't just that it crashes Firefox and then my whole computer. It's that even in IE the damnable tumblr bot shows up…

  • Hot weather makes me cranky

    Mh yeah, that 'OMG they passed Obamacare, this country is screwed, I'm moving to Canada!' thing was funny in its way. Do indeed come to the country…

  • Vexatious things

    bk1 has changed hands. Well, this happens. The new webface has pale unreadable fonts-- light blue, guys: who uses that?- and barely fits the highest…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded