Natural Complications

I’ve been away for about a week on holiday with my family, but towards the end of the trip my Volvo began to creep back into my mind. now that the missing timing belt cover had come in, I was very eager to start putting the engine back together. When I finally got home I had an extra “recovery” day, and I had planned to spend at least part of it starting that process.

Mother Nature had other ideas.

While I was away a bunch of damned, dirty wasps had decided to make a house right above my car. That made working a little bit precarious. Looking up the correct method of wasp killing, I found that the best time to attack the nest was at dusk. So much for my planned day of work, I guess!

Come dusk I came out with my can of poison, blasted the nest, and ran like hell. I returned a few more times to make sure the job was done, and I’m happy to say that the next day on (today) there is little to no activity around the nest. I think I’ll get more poison to make sure the whole thing is inhospitable to wasp life as possible and then cut the branch out and dispose of the nest. Then I can get back to business.