I am living a real life Bible story, except I'm on the wrong side. I'm not sure who Moses is, but Joel and I are Pharoh and the Egyptians.
So far this year we have lived through ants, camel crickets, and mice (see previous blog)--and now we have flies. Not kidding. I wrote the post just yesterday about mice and then I came home to a house filled with flies. Well, I guess I wasn't really alarmed at first. When I came home 17 flies (ha! yes, I counted) were crawling around on the living room window, but I opened the window and shewed them out--done deal. I went to the gym, made dinner, did some bookkeeping and then went upstairs to take a shower. When I stepped out of the shower I noticed I forgot to get a towel and went to get one out of the hall closet. [Insert shreiking girl noise here.] Swarming. Yes, swarming flies everywhere! On my bed sheets, on my pillow, circling the lights, crawling on walls and windows. I called Joel immediately, who of course, had all the windows down in the car and had the radio blasting so he didn't hear his phone. Not that he knew what to do. When I talked with the landlord a few minutes later he said the same thing happened to them and it lasted a week. (You mean I've got to deal with this for a whole stinkin' week!) All they could do was put up fly paper and vacuum up the pests. So when Joel got home a few minutes later that's what we did. Luckily we were able to attract them all to just one room by shutting off lights and leaving only one on. We should have been counting how many we caught, but I'd say 50 to 75 is a pretty good estimate. Joel took the lead with the vacuum hose and I followed behind carrying the the vacuum cleaner wherever he needed it. I was so scared to go to sleep last night because I was sure I would suck down a few flies myself. Unfortunately, I don't think this is over yet.
So I'm not sure exactly what the Lord is trying to tell us. Maybe after I'm done battling a few more flies tonight it may be time for some good introspection and scripture reading so I can prevent the tempests and the storms from coming next.