Electric went out

My electricity went out for a few minutes. I was panicking, because I thought it was going to go out for hours. I had just made a cup of coffee and I was settling in to read some blog posts, and it went.
I immediately turned off my heating, and phoned my neighbour to see if hers was gone, it wasnt. So I am not sure why mine went. My neighbour thinks it could be something in my house shorting out, to cause it to go…like my house alarm.
It was only gone for about 5 minutes, then it came back on. My internet went out, alexa went off etc well because they’re all worked by electric.
Thank goodness its back now. I definitely dont need it to be gone. I’d be so bored then lol.

A quiet morning with my P.A

We’ve had a very quiet morning, my P.A came at 9 AM. She just did some housework for me, and she went to the store to get me some coffee, I had run out of it and god forbid I run out of coffee, that would not be good. I let her take Nitro out for a short walk, I didnt go. She finished up with me at 11:30, and then I started making my calls for work. I got them all done within an hour and a half. I had some lunch and now I am bored. I’ve just taken a shower, and am about to turn on the TV to see if there is anything good on it. I went outside to talk to my neighbour for a short while. A big bumble bee almost flew into my hair, so I quickly made an exit and went back inside. As you all know I am totally nervous of any flying insects, but especially wasps and bees. I talked to my mom and she’s doing some gardening. The rest of the day here is going to be spent reading, watching tv and cooking dinner. 3 days into lockdown and I am almost going insane. My niece Lauren should have been making her confirmation today, but that was cancelled until further notice. Oh well, it is what it is, not much we can do about any of it. We just have to hang on, and hold tight.

Update on the wasp situation

Well, I decided to talk to my supervisor today about the wasps. She is a community development worker, and I thought, if anyone knows anything about someone in the community that can help me, then she will. So I told her about the wasps when she picked me up.

She said as soon as we got to the office she’d ring the maintenance man that works for cork city partnership. So she did. He said we needed a professional, that it would be dangerous to allow just anyone to go near the wasps, in case they attacked.

She decided after talking to the maintenance guy, to ring the community warden, since I told her I’d rang the city council and there was no response from them. She got through to the warden, and she told her the council weren’t going to do anything about it, that it wasn’t up to them to actually do anything.

So then we went to mr. google. We googled pest control. And we found a local pest control place. I rang my neighbour and she offered to split the cost with me, if I got them to come out, since the problem is in her house also. So I rang the pest control place, the girl I spoke to said that a technician would call me back, but that it would be early next week before they could call me back.

Luckily I am not going to be home for the weekend, so that’s fine with me if I have to wait until next week. Their website says they deal with wasps, so I am hopeful they can handle it.

In the meantime, my neighbour said she has been researching, and she found some recipes online for natural ways to deter the wasps. So tomorrow she is going to go get the ingredients for one of the recipes, and make it, and try that in the meantime to see if it does anything. I gave her permission to also spray my windows, just in case it does anything, but I’m very doubtful that it will.

So that’s where things stand right now. I’m hoping by next week this whole mess will be sorted. I just want rid of the pesky buggers.