But right now, I'm heading home to see my family. And to mark this momentous occasion, I am going to leave my blog behind for a little while. Now, don't start weeping into your hankies just yet. I've dusted off some golden oldies for you to enjoy while I'm gone. As a bonus, I've added an update to the bottom of each. So while I am busy spoiling my nieces and nephew, you can hear about some of the fun we had during the early years on Papillon, and how things have changed since then. Feel free to comment as usual, and I'll see you in a few weeks.
Originally posted as: Rodent vs Insect, July 20, 2011. Rio Dulce, Guatemala
Once I had Stylish, I tried very hard to get over my spider issues. When we encountered bugs and spiders, I would take a steadying breath, then we would examine them and talk about how interesting they were. Eventually, my feigned non-revulsion became real. And once we moved aboard, I was quite happy for any spiders I saw, because I knew they were keeping the bug population down. As for the bugs themselves, pfft. Bugs. Big deal.
And then, it happened.
A giant cockroach.