Bringing supplies and lumber through our townhouse into the back meant doors being held open ,albeit for short periods of time as these essential items were carried to our backyard . Not to my surprise and more to my wife's concern, some flying critters took this open door policy to enter our humble abode. No birds or bats or butterflies or moths or even wasps or bees fortunately never entered our house but a few gnats and mosquitoes took the opportunity to come in .
My wife seems to attract insects to her skin (must be all that stuff she smears on from QVC purchases). She got somewhat bitten up over the two days and nights on her arms, legs, back, neck, and face. I spotted a couple of gnats each evening in our upstairs bedroom but they were so small and disappeared before I could slap them between my hands. I did kill two mosquitoes and one had blood oozing out..my wife's? Luckily she's not pregnant these days.
These little varmints never seem to go for me. Call me crazy, but actually I'd love an itchy mosquito bite or two. I'm not saying I want to get yellow fever or the West Nile Virus but a benign bite I could look forward to scratching is certainly something I would enjoy. . I'd want it on my ankle or back of wrist or arm or some spot that other folks couldn't see but I could enjoy savoring and even cultivating my special itch niche. A nice itchy bite to scratch all day is wonderful. Don't you think so? The last mosquito bite I got was possibly a decade or more ago that had any moxie to it. I did have a bite a couple of years ago but it turned out to be a dud. There's the seven year itch..Well,I had the 7 second itch. You folks out there need to be honest with yourselves. We all want an itch we can call our own. Don't deny it.
Now that our deck has been replaced, maybe we can replace all our windows and doors. Who knows? Maybe I'll get lucky with the right guest flying in. My wife can wear long sleeves clothes and wear a full body beekeeper's suit, mask, and hat. That might be cumbersome for eating or sleeping but at least she won't be smitten from what I'd love to be bitten.