Sunday, May 8, 2011

While I Was Sleeping

Here's what I missed while I was sleeping last night:

1) My neighbors' house getting burgled (while they were asleep upstairs). Items stolen: laptop, wide-screen TV, iPhone, some cash.
2) My neighbors' daughter coming home at 2am and finding the front door wide open and apparently scaring off the burglars.
3) The police coming over to take statements and cruise the neighborhood to look for the people involved.

My neighbors have an elderly deaf semi-senile English Setter who slept through the event as well. I tried to convince them to take Ginger the Wonder Dog in case the people come back, but no luck.

These neighbors also have the problem of a bee hive within the wall of their house. It turns out that there is no way to convince bees to move somewhere else once they have set up shop in an inaccessible place. The beekeeper tried vacuuming the bees out but couldn't get to the necessary spot. Apparently the only way to get the bees out alive would be to remove a three foot section of the exterior wall of their house.

Talking to the beekeeper was interesting -- he's one of those people that is passionate about what he does, and also really, really likes to hear himself talk. He teaches classes on beekeeping at the university -- if I needed more responsibilities around the house, I'd consider it, but for now I think I'll just buy my honey at Nugget. Or maybe I'll try to get honey out of my neighbors' wall.

Anyhow, here are a couple of random pictures I took yesterday. See how artistic they are?

Yes, that's me. Artistic. Ansel Adams' got nothing on me.


JJ said...

Isn't Ginger deaf? How would that help?

There does seem to be something about bee-keeping. My friend has a few hives, and she is downright evangelical about bees and the benefits of honey, propolis, etc.

Theresa B (of Nebulopathy) said...

No, Molly's the deaf one. Ginger's hearing is fine and she likes to bark at things, so she's actually a pretty good watchdog. She may even be the reason why my neighbors were burgled and I wasn't.

I have to admit, I find bees immensely cool, but I don't need yet another thing to worry about around the house.

Eric said...

On the plus side, you could blame failure on colony collapse disorder.

Theresa B (of Nebulopathy) said...

Or any of a number of other things they have problems with at the moment. Apparently the latest problems are being caused by a bunch of pests imported with bees coming from Hawaii. The things you learn...