...two of my biggest bugbears (excuse the pun).
A week ago I opened a new sack of dried dog food. We had two sacks the same, and the first was fine. When I opened the second one it contained little black bugs and tiny larvae...yuk! I attempted to tip it into a large plastic bag to dispose of it. The bag split, and contents including bugs and larvae were all over the kitchen floor.
Having googled information I now know that they are known as pantry bugs, or cereal bugs. I don't care what they are called, they are a bloody nuisance. There must have been the tiniest split in the bag of dog food and the bugs got in, probably while it was stored in the shop. I fumigated the kitchen, wrapped up the dog food, and put it outside ready to be disposed of. When Mr A paid a flying visit a few days ago, he took it away to give to a pack of stray dogs outside the village. The bugs won't harm them. Extra protein in fact. And at least they will eat. I could have put the offending biscuits in batches in the freezer to kill off the bugs, but my freezer is too small, and frankly I couldn't be bothered.
Unfortunately, some of the bugs are still appearing in the kitchen. Not many, but I hate seeing even one. I have bleached all cupboards and surfaces, but need to do them again to be sure. But I need a constant flow of water to clean up properly....which brings me to my next gripe...
The water went off around mid-afternoon yesterday, and I expected it to be back by this morning at the latest. Now almost midday and Mr A has just phoned. I mentioned it to him and he phoned the Muhtar, then called me back. It is going to be off for FOUR DAYS!!!
I have enough water to last today. A water truck will come to the village at some point, but people will have to take their containers down to the village to fill. There is no way that I can carry water up this hill. Mr A is going to try to get home within the next 24 hours to bring me water.
It will have to be used sparingly and only when necessary. The bugs will have to wait for the big clean up. I need a shower and my hair needs washing. I need to go to Milas for shopping. I won't go out without showering so I guess I'll have to stay at home for the next four days.
I know I've said it so many times before, but I will never again take water for granted.