Friday, August 31, 2007

Blythe Evans: Fly Sucker-Upper!

The scene: Flies in the house and me..with a large hose and lots of suction! (Err.. that sounded bad lol.)

The boys have been playing out on the back porch the last few days. Alot of in and out and leaving the doors open. So naturally the flies would like to come into my 72 degree home and cool off. Because don't you know even flies sweat in 100 degree weather??

They were everywhere! Where were they all yesterday after I cleaned everything and got my trusty can of whoop ass fly spray? That's right NOWHERE!

So, today I snapped. I have no fly swatter and the dishtowel I was snapping around like a mad woman wasn't working. So what do I do? I turn to my vacuum cleaner and a really long hose attachment. Yes, I chased flies around my house with a vacuum cleaner for over half an hour. But don't you know, my house is fly-free?

Shoulda seen it.. it was great. One fly actually tried to escape the force field of suction by flying out of it. It was like watching it fly in reverse (in slo-mo even) before it got sucked into the black hole of flydom.

Oh yeah.. and I think my kids are hinting they want a pet.. they've taken to naming the flies. All flies have the same name... "Flido".


  1. .:kristine aka wenchdgrafix:.August 31, 2007 at 3:28 AM

    Hi Blythe! Found your link after visitng my friend Heather Manning! Just wanted to stop in and say hi!!

  2. Wow, What pretty kits!

  3. LMAO I can see you doing that too. ROFL You're awesome!

  4. too funnny!!!! we have skunks in the backyard that my kids have named... they want a pet too

  5. I would have loved to see the fly chasing scene lol, maybe you should patten your idea.

  6. Put some love for ya on my blog!