22 March 2013
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.