- it's winter, we had a big rainstorm last week, and the ground is wet
- we live in a nearly-70-year-old house so there are lots of ways in, especially if you're very, very small
- they are absolutely f-ing EVERYWHERE!
They are not on my desk, yet, but I came home to find the entry, living room, dining room and kitchen awash in the buggers. I started seeing them a few days ago, and Al very kindly wiped up a bunch of them and put (more) caulk along the baseboard in the living room which seems to be their current favorite access point. He kindly (ha ha ha) left the caulk gun there for me to use while he went out of town for a few days.
The one thing that works is to create a moat around anything you want to protect -- such as the catfood dish, which sits on a dry tray inside a tray full of water:
There's really nothing more pathetic than Bucky crying when he discovers that his food dish is swarming with ants! And it's a lovely thing to have to clean up first thing in the morning... I need to figure out how to build a moat around my sewing space.
Finally, here's the real reason why I haven't gotten any sewing done for several days -- I re-discovered the stash of un-done jigsaw puzzles in the basement. This one is a Magritte painting with 1,000 small pieces that all look very much alike. I've done the "easy" parts and I might have to go back to sewing now!