Sunday, April 24, 2011

3231 Carpenters

Sunday, April 24, 2011

My own belief is that there is hardly anyone whose sexual life, if it were broadcast,
would not fill the world at large with surprise and horror.
-- W. Somerset Maugham --


When my porch glider was delivered last fall, the woman said to cover it and let it cure over the winter and then finish it this summer. It was built last summer, and should dry for a year before being painted or varnished.

I may have to get on that pretty soon. There was a pair of carpenter bees (, a male and a female, out there a few minutes ago, inspecting it carefully. If the bees are interested in it, it's probably pretty well cured, and I'd better get some coating on it before they start drilling a hole. Once they decide the glider is suitable, they'll be very hard to discourage.

They are pleasant bees, actually. Won't hurt people. But their nest tunnels weaken wood.

1 comment:

Becs said...

Are you going to start a BabyWatch 2011 thread?

Eagerly awaiting little Dumptruck or Mugwort to make his or her appearance.