april 10th, 2014
This part of the post written before the dog inspection.
Am I nervous? Yes, I am nervous. Am I excited? Yes, I am excited. My stuff, still mostly in bags, is lined up in rows on the floor. Ready for the dogs to sniff one by one. I'm sitting on my bed which is stripped down to just the mattress. Even if this place comes up clean, hard to imagine sleeping soundly without my risers immersed in diatomaceous earth. Hard to picture having my bookshelves out in the open, or clothes out and fluffed up in dresser drawers. Why take anything less than the most extreme precautions of safety? Hm.
This part written after the dog inspection.
THE APARTMENT IS CLEAR SHAGGY THE DOG SAID IT'S ALL CLEAR CLEAR THEY SED
I am an emotional person, but I was surprised by my response. Genuine weak knees, geniune tears. Talked a little with Jeanie about her work with Shaggy. This is her first job working with animals. The beagles are trained in Florida. They do three or four apartments a day.
Seems like a good living. Per earlier prediction, it was an expensive 5 or 6 minutes with Shaggy. Worth it! Very much worth it.
The war is over. May this be my last bed bug post.