How Rude!


Note the ridiculous amount of cracks!

Last night after I had just gotten ready for bed, I had an unexpected visitor.   For those of you that REALLY know me, know I am blind.  I had on my glasses that I still can’t really see with, but I am too cheep to get new ones.

I was really looking forward to the comfort of my cozy bed.  I walked barefoot to my bedroom and flipped on my light.   To my disgust, I see a cockroach go cruising under my bed.  With my glasses on I couldn’t be certain though.  Okay, my night was ruined!  First, I thought to myself, “why is Brian not here!”  He usually rescues me from all bugs.  He’s my hero on multiple fronts!  I haven’t seen too many cockroaches lately and had almost forgot what an annoyance they are.  They just creep me out!  After seeing one under my bed, I was left with no choice but to seek and destroy it!  I tore my bedroom apart.  Seriously, I moved my bed all over the place.  Looking for it.  At least an hour later, I found the sneaky bugger and drowned it with roach spray and flushed him down the toilet.  He was huge and almost plugged the toilet up!  Okay, maybe a slight exaggeration, but not by much!

Using roach spray seemed like a good idea at the time.  Cockroaches are FAST little buggers!  However, in hind site, maybe this wasn’t the best method of extermination.  It was late, and my room was now fumigated with poison!  As I lay in bed,  I kept thinking about the roach, and about how I was probably slowly dying like the roach from the fumes.  Ahhh.   After suffering for each breath, I decided I needed to make other sleeping arrangements.   I decided my best option was to climb into bed with Kennedy.  Unfortunately, that wasn’t much better.  Kennedy is a very active sleeper and she loves to flop her legs over me.  She literally pins me down when I sleep with her.  After lying awake wishing the night would end, I snuck back to my bed.  It was now about 2:30 and I was in a  state of complete exhaustion!  The good news was, my room had aired out pretty well and I slept fine for the rest of my night.  At least what little was left! I even lived to tell about it!


I decided to make this picture small to spare you the trauma!

8 comments… add one
  • roberta inglet

    YUCK. I would of probably left the house and got a hotel, hahaha. Just think though of all the nasty things Brian is putting up with, and it will put this in perspective. Remember “What does not kill us, makes us strong.” You are my hero, and I think you deserve a little get away when Brian gets home. Maybe you need to come here and have a get a way, hahaha. Love ya, Mama Inglet

  • Grandmama

    Ewww! That is so sick! Hope you got him before he made more little friends for you! 🙂 I guess that is one downside of Paradise, huh!? But the beaches totally make up for it!!! Love you sweetie. PS As I recall you are or at least were a pretty “active” sleeper yourself! 🙂

  • Tara

    Cockroaches are the worst! I’m glad you got him! Sorry about the rough night though!

  • Those palmeto bugs are the most horrible things ever. I pulled the stove out from the wall in the middle of the night once to get one- they are definitly not something you can let go, especially under your bed!

  • Brian

    I had a lizard jumping all over my room for days before he finally slowed down enough to catch, but I can only imagine the trauma of finding that little bugger. Glad you didn’t step on him. If only you had a husband who made enough money to buy you proper glasses… Quite a traveshamockery. Fun story.

  • katie

    Ewww! That is so gross! Way to be brave though Nat.

  • katie

    Oh yeah, and get some new glasses already! I wear mine all the time now that I have some new cute ones. It is nice to be able to give my eyes a break. 🙂

  • Suzy Hatt

    Nasty!! I’m glad that you got a few hours of sleep…I agree with Katie! I love having options!

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