22 March 2013

Uh oh

Discouraged with my closet project, I began a big clean-out downstairs. I've taken several trunk loads of usable household stuff and clothing to Salvation Army, I sold our old furnace on Craigslist, I put a bunch of old wood on sawhorses in the basement, and I rearranged the new oak flooring so we have a clear pathway downstairs. I was feeling pretty good about my progress until I started clearing out a bunch of boxes being stored under the stairs. And what did I find? Termites. Live, working, adult termites. Anything with termite damage got thrown in the outside garbage and I immediately made an appointment with Orkin. They came out for a free inspection and will be back next week to treat the house. Fortunately none of the house's structure has been compromised - they've just eaten scrap wood laying on the dirt floor of the crawlspace. I've done all I can do in the meantime, so I'm trying not to let it get in the way of all the other things I need to get done.


Xinathebigsister said...

Everything works out for a reason --- how much longer would it have been before the termites started gnawing on your house? You are lucky you caught it in time!

glenna said...

Plus she is getting ready for summer visitors to help get her downstairs closed in. Progress....just love it. I am glad the little rascals were caught before they could do any real damage. There are blessings in everything.