Here is some Lupin I just planted this evening. Remind me not to take pics when it's getting dark. The flash on my camera totally washes out the color.
Sooo, the bad news is that those creepy crawlers turned out to be termites. I'm not sure exactly what that means. I talked to the pest control guy and he was really nice. I told him I didn't have the kind of money it would probably take to get rid of them. He said not to worry yet. He said he'd need to come over and check things out in person, but it could be that I just had some swarmers and sometimes swarmers came with soldiers and the soldiers were what we had to worry about. It sounds like I could have a battlefield within the walls of my house.
Now, I'm trying hard not to blow things up in the darker places of my brain. The best way I know how to avoid that, is to keep busy, so I don't give myself a license to stew. Tonight I gave plasma and read my book. When I got home, I made dinner and Coadster informed that she was getting a humanitarian award in about a half hour. Huh? She said she forgot to tell me before that, but since I had already seen her receive humanitarian awards in the past, she didn't think it was a big deal either way. She was wrong, but I didn't have time to get Stinky dinner before her youth group AND go see Coadster get her award at the Englert Theater, so I guess I'll have to catch the next time she receives a humanitarian award.
By 7:30, both the girls were gone and I had about an hour of daylight left. I used that time to plant any of the flowers in containers I had. Except for a few of the border patrol Marigolds I'm planting around my tomatoes and basil to protect them from the critters, I got all of them planted. I still have to plant all the bulbs and seeds I have and to create a couple more beds in my backyard, but it was a start, and it kept my mind off of the ugly things I shouldn't let myself dwell on until I find out for sure.
Okay, now all that's left is for you guys to wish me luck and hope all I had were some swarmers that died off and didn't start any colonies in the wood of my house. I'm supposed to meet the bug guy during my lunch break. I hope I don't lose my appetite.