Thursday, July 18, 2013

The best $6.97 I've spent this summer.

Before Brandon moved last month, it seemed like the mosquitoes were a little heavier than usual. But we didn't pay too much attention to it because really doesn't get that hot in Michigan in the summer.

(I'm sorry Michiganders, but it doesn't.)

So the heat doesn't wipe out the mosquitoes as quickly as it does say in the third circle of hell, also known as Oklahoma in the summer time.

(Sorry Oklahomans. But you know it's true.)

When my sister and I got back from Oklahoma, it rained for a solid week straight. And it seemed that was what those blood sucking bugs needed to breed like rabbits.

The rain finally cleared...well actually it just stopped for a little bit one afternoon. We stepped outside happy because my dogs wouldn't look at us like we were crazy when they needed to do their business. I mean how dare we take them outside when it is raining?!?

But that happiness was short lived my friends because you see, those mosquitoes, they were E.V.E.R.Y.W.H.E.R.E.

(And the period after the letters in everywhere is NOT me being dramatic at all.)

We made it about a day before my sister starting telling me I needed to do something about the situation.

She said, "You could buy a bug zapper. You know, one of those, that you hang up by your front door." 

I replied, "We bought a bug strip our first summer here because the bugs were so bad."

But that was the extent of the conversation.

A week later it came up in conversation again. I just kinda shrugged it off. Spending money on a bug killer of any sort isn't exactly a glamorous purchase.

Running clothes, Chipotle, new pens and legal pads (Yes, I know I'm a freak!), and dark chocolate pretzels? Now those are glamorous.

And then I woke up with TWELVE new mosquito bites. TWELVE.

Suddenly, something to kill bugs seemed very glamorous.

So we hot-footed it to the Wal-marts.

(Side-note #1: No we didn't actually walk to the Wal-Marts. We went in my car.)

(Side-Note #2: Ever since we've read BooMama's book, every store is now referred to in Martha terms i.e. The Wal-Marts, the Steinmarts, the Chipotles. )


I bought a fly swatter that looks like a plastic tennis racket. Except this thing uses batteries and when it makes contact with a mosquito, the mosquito gets zapped.


It was available to me for the Always! low price of  $6.97.

And it beats out all my other fun purchases from this summer. Because those blood suckers can't get me anymore.

What's been your favorite necessity purchase this summer?

Happy Thursday!


A Nerd and A Free Spirit said...

Okay so we have had TERRIBLE mosquito problems. Our mosquitos are so bad it has kept me from enjoying our outside - like I want to go outside but haven't because of those insects!. I had tried all kinds of natural things and didn't really have anything that really truly worked. So, we bought a couple of tiki torches for like five bucks each and some citronella tiki oil, and it's like a MIRACLE. I can't even believe it. You should try it!


Christine AKA Girl Versus Kitchen said...

So wait, you are actually able to see and swat mosquitos dead? I never even get the chance to see, let alone find a flyswatter and kill, the little fxkers before I have six or so bites on my ankles. I'm impressed! You must be part ninja.

Classy Fab Sarah said...

I'm gonna need a visual of this item.

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