Exile #2 and I have been married for thirteen and a half years and in all that time I have had a firm rule that we do not have lights on and windows open. This is because I do not wish to invite the flying insects of the neighbourhood into our house. Since we never had an air-conditioned home (until this one) this has resulted in a fair deal of inconvenience at times (whether it was keeping the windows closed or the lights off) but less than the inevitable bug-hunt in my opinion at least.
So why was it that I was taking a photograph of this serious aberration this evening rather than doing something about it?
Fantastic. I fitted five (debasemented) to the windows around the deck this afternoon, and we now have a cool and fresh house having had windows open all over it today. Of course the time may come when we feel it is time to shut the world out and turn on the house-fridge, but for now it is nice for it to feel like outside inside - except for the insects (hopefully).
E5N1 has been a bit off colour today and he and Exile #2 missed our church gathering as a result. We suspect that his ailment was induced by the large quantities of inedible stuff he ate at the beach yesterday - if we're right, hopefully it's a physical reaction to the sand rather than because he actually poisoned himself or caught something.
Last chance to comment on Friday's quiz as tomorrow's guest blogger has the answer at the ready.