Monday, April 14, 2008

The No-Good, Horrible, Very Bad Morning...

I want you to imagine the worst possible thing you would want to have hovering over your precious, sleeping infant.

Africanized Bees, perhaps? Please...read on.

African Bee




Yesterday was Ella's blessing. We had everyone over for brunch at our house after sacrament meeting, and everything went great. Well, after everyone went home, I noticed a couple of bees flying around in our bedroom. So, naturally, I completely freaked out, and made David kill them.

Great. No more bees, right? Wrong.

This morning, just as David was leaving for work, I was getting ready to get in the shower. I heard a familiar buzzing, and my stomach dropped. I saw a bee just above the window in our bathroom. I scrambled to catch David before he left for work, and made him kill the bee. We both thought it was just a straggler from the day before. So, with Ava watching Sesame Street in the living room, and Ella asleep on our bed, David left for work, and I proceeded to get in the shower.

(Cue the scary music....the Jaws theme perhaps?)

So, I turn off the shower, and what do I immediately hear?

BuuuuuZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZz.....

My heart stops.

I slowly step out of the shower, and there are BEES EVERYWHERE. But mind you, I don't have my contacts in, so all I can see are little block spots all over the place. I am scrambling for my glasses like a crazy person, and all the while, the incessant buzzing is growing louder.

So, I race to the telephone and call an exterminator. My conversation goes something like this:

Exterminator: "Good morning, AAA Exterminators. How can I help you?"
Me: "You have to get here right NOW there are bees in my house and I have a baby and a toddler and I think there is a hive somewhere in my bedroom and they are flying all around me and I don't know if they are aggressive, but did I mention I have a 2 year old and a BABY sleeping right here and I need someone here right away because my husband just left for work and I don't really care what I have to pay, but someone needs to get here NOW..."
Exterminator: "Umm, ma'am, can I get your name, please?"
Me: "My name is Kim, and I need someone here right now because I have a toddler and a baby."

You get the idea...

So, after I get off the phone, I realize that I must army crawl back through my bathroom for one very important reason. Well, two important reasons. First and foremost, I must rescue Baby Ella from the bees swarming overhead. And second, remember how I had just stepped out of the shower? Well, I was still naked. And blind. I had to put some clothes on before the exterminator got there, and find my stinkin' glasses. So I proceed to army crawl - while squinting like crazy - on my bathroom floor to my closet. I throw on the first items of clothing I lay my hands on. Then, I slowly crawl towards the bed to rescue my sweet sleeping baby...and retrieve my glasses. We make it out of the bedroom, slam the door, and I proceed to line the bottom of the doorway with several large towels.

Phew.

The exterminator came and saved the day. 500 bucks later, and we are officially bee-free.

However, while I was looking over the invoice after he had left, the following boxes were checked under the "Scope of Work" section:

Africanized Bee Colony? Check
Newly Arrived? Check
Aggressive? Check

EXCUSE ME??? Aggressive Africanized BEES? In my freakin' HOUSE?



Sheesh.

So....how was your morning?

19 comments:

Mary said...

That sucks!! Almost as bad as moving 4 times in 2 months!! : ) Was that a picture of the actual bees in your house? Scary!! I'm glad Ella and Ava were okay...oh and you too!!

crazycool Steenhoeks said...

what a scary thing!!!!!

the Painters said...

Oh my goodness taht is just about as scary as they come! I am soooo glad you saved little Ella and those stinkin nasty bees are dead....FOR GOOD NOW!

Amie said...

Hi Kim! I finally got around to checking out Taitsandtots! I'm loven it! I am so sorry to hear about your morning. That is AWFUL. Thank heavens everything turned out ok. I wonder when they built their little hive??? Glad you're ok! Our blog is amie-theboysandme.blogspot.com if you want to check us out! Take care.
P.S. Your little girlies are just gorgeous!

Castle Family said...

Two words, holy crap!

Jamie & Johnny said...

So scary. I hate bees, I have such a fear of them too. I'm glad no one was stung. Thanks for telling me you heard popping sounds too, it freaks me out but I guess it's okay. :) Hope you have a better day tomorrow.

Lopez-kids said...

Holy freaking crap!! Yeah, I think I would rather walk into my baby eating her own pooh!

Robyn said...

I'm really hoping the exterminator showed you where they were coming in, so you can chaulk that bug entrance? Glad your morning ended safely!

Ward said...

Bzzzzz. Kim this is a scary story, but reading it made me laugh, thz for sharing..glad the beez are long gone. We had the swarm out on our porch last year, in the house would have been crazy.

Kris & Amy said...

Oh my goodness...that is terrible! I'm glad things are okay now though. I wish I knew about Ella's blessing...I totally would've come! :(

Crystal said...

Oh my gosh, I would have FLIPPED out! I'm so glad you guys made it out alive!

Rees Family said...

SO SCARY!!! You need to do some serious shopping to get over that traumatic event. Let me know what works for you.

Aimee said...

Okay, you win. That was amazingly freaky. There is nothing worse than insect creatures in the shower with you!! And dangerous Africanized Bees at that?? And I totally relate to the no contacts, no sight problem - It's much worse when you can't even See your enemy!!

What a freaky day!

Aimee said...

ps - LOVE the new family pic!!

Melanie said...

Yikes! What a nightmare. I am impressed with how well you handled things.

Leah & Mike said...

Oh, my Gosh!!! I would totally have freaked out too. Did he tell you how they got into your house? Keep your ears perked for more buzzing I guess. At least they're gone. We hope. J/K

Rees Family said...

Hey, I got your email about Thursday. Let's meet in front of Baby Gap at 10:30 a.m. See ya tomorrow. Email me your cell #, so I have it just in case.
P.S. Post pictures of the blessing. I can't enlarge your family pic to see a close up.

Jenni said...

They had bees in the trees (that sounds like something from Dr. Suess) at Paloma today which is only a block from your house. So did they just relocated from your house possibly? Or else maybe a family of cousins? A strange coincidence at any rate!

Janna said...

When you tell your stories, I can just see your face. Hillarious! Way to make me laugh. So how many bees were there?