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After a few weeks after my longtime friend's gruesome passing away, Bernard and I found out to our horror that we had bedbugs... I had had a rash for some months but thought this was allergies, but when Bernard developed a vicious rash of his own, we had to take action.

But before the exterminator came, I had to launder everything in hot soapy water and bag it all in plastic - took me almost three weeks and on some days I didn't think I would have the strength. We took to wearing long johns and long sleeved matching tops for bed to preserve of skin from further bites.

The exterminator came and used dry hot steam and pesticides. After, both Bernard and I got a nasty bout of flu - no wonder with all that stress.

There will be another inspection and treatment if needed tomorrow - although we have no new bites, we've seen two of the critters.

This experience has been horrendous, and as you know the last three years have been rough too. At least my mother's doing well at the nursing home - the dementia has stopped its progression for the moment and she's well taken care of there.

I just hope and pray for better times - sometimes I feel so drained. At least now Spring is coming, so that helps, as creating things.

So please understand if I'm slow on the uptake in commenting and replying.
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aereol Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't give up.  Nothing lasts forever especially bad times though it may not seem so.  Better times are coming.
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21citrouilles Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Thank you so much for your lovely words. :love:
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aereol Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure.
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coby01 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
thats not nice to hear sweetie,I hope all things are going better now :hug:
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21citrouilles Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Great results on the second inspection. I hope that it lasts. Thanks dear. :love:
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SjerZ Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014   Digital Artist
Yuck!!!! Good luck!
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21citrouilles Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Yuck all right! The first treatment produced great results - now it seems better, no more of them. I just hope that they don't come back. :hug:
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SjerZ Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014   Digital Artist
?Keep up the good work!:huggle:
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Rozrr Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yucky stuff. Hope things get much better for you now. Glad your mother is doing well...
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21citrouilles Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Thanks dear. The guy only found one live one today - I hope that it stays okay. It's just that sometimes I feel caught in a loop of unceasing serious problems and I need a break. I'm thinking of you.
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