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    Ropey String tension is not infinite.

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    sometimes I wonder
    why some stray into harsh realms
    and to get it wrong
     
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    snippets of heaven
    fall on the hopscotch of time
    to restore footing​
     
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    Ropey String tension is not infinite.

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    I just remember
    heaven is a set waypoint
    back to this homestead
     
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    Ropey.

    :rolleyes: :cool-45:
     
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    Piccolo wandered
    into a net of fat fleas
    and some "no-see-ums"​
     
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    overnight torture
    Piccolo's guests went for me
    eyes, face, neck, and all

    "How to Rid Your House of No-See-Ums"
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    Here in Charleston, we love living near the water. Unfortunately, in many parts of town, stagnant water puddles serve as honeymoon destinations for the frisky gnats and biting no-see-ums that lay their larvae in damp locations and reproduce like tiny, flying, infuriating rabbits. The good news is that you can fight back when they come into your home. This is one of those cases where the old wives' tale turns out to be absolutely true. Fill a bowl with a half-and-half mix of dish soap and vinegar, and set it out on a counter. The vinegar attracts the little buggers, and the viscous soap drowns them. My wife and I tried this for two weeks at our house in North Charleston, and the body count was well over 200. Yes, we counted. We wanted to gloat. How to Rid Your House of No-See-Ums
     
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    fleas lead a charmed life
    females suck mammals before
    they can lay an egg
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    Credit: wikipedia

    Flea (abive side view) looks narrow from the top (below)
    The eggs below appear as little white dots on pale skin:
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    fleas can cause illness
    and it can be pretty bad
    itching is intense

    Part of the answer is here:
     
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    my floors are covered
    with baking soda powder
    ceramic tiles, grout

    created a bath
    New Dawn, Apple cider too
    in a shallow dish

    so far, no takers
    not many survived the floor
    baking soda trails

    trash cans a problem?
    banana peels, coffee grounds
    hourly sprayed Raid

    why do I bother
    must be the swollen shut eyes
    or diarrhea

    Piccolo now stays
    indoors with no questions asked
    outdoors now are out!

    when my truck is back
    it's gonna be shopping day
    for baking soda
    :muahaha:
     
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    We get mosquitos in Central Europe, would you believe. Big time.

    Maybe one day I'll tell you about the flea infestation we had, when I lived in England. Brought in by my cats. Then they multiplied. It was quite a story. I laugh about it now.
     

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