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Old 06-15-2012, 11:27 AM   #3481
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Relax.

It probably wasn't a cockroach. It was probably a beetle. Time to do some Googling
Thanks for helping me calm down

I've been googling for littlebit already. And you're right, it might be a waterbug or something. But.. I still kinda think it looked more like a tan cockroach. But I don't think it had those "whiskers".
Too bad the dog ate it..

So will that mean that since I haven't seen one during the 4 months I've lived here, it's not likely that I have roaches in my walls?
I keep the house very clean, but ofc dogs are dirty creatures.

Oh man, scary. I've seen horrific things on tv...
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Old 06-15-2012, 11:46 AM   #3482
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Thanks for helping me calm down

I've been googling for littlebit already. And you're right, it might be a waterbug or something. But.. I still kinda think it looked more like a tan cockroach. But I don't think it had those "whiskers".
Too bad the dog ate it..

So will that mean that since I haven't seen one during the 4 months I've lived here, it's not likely that I have roaches in my walls?
I keep the house very clean, but ofc dogs are dirty creatures.

Oh man, scary. I've seen horrific things on tv...
No guarantee you don't have them in the walls. They mostly come out when it's dark. If it is a cockroach, it could have come home with the groceries.

It doesn't really matter if the kitchen is clean. What cockroaches need from people, is water. That's what the exterminator told me. He said that cockroaches can live off eating your curtains and carpets , but they need a source of water.
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:04 PM   #3483
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Addie, why don't you slice the bread and put it in the freezer then just take out the slices that you want - it lasts a long time this way. Dad, DH and I all had different types of bread and I did it this way. DH's gluten free bread wouldn't last a day if I didn't freeze it. And it tastes as fresh as the day it was made (even bought stuff!!).

I hope it goes well for you with your blood. I get worried about you, you know.
Thanks for the concern. Again no blood today. They just can't find a vein. Two people tried. I will drink plenty of water over the weekend. Then I will go back Monday and they will try again. This is nothing new for me. I am not a person to get depressed. I get mad and fight back. So anytime I have a health problem, I fight back. With the doctor or even my body. But I will come out the winner. Right now I have a whole bunch of hematomas on both arms from the tourniquets on Tuesday and yesterday. So most of them will be gone by Monday. Then maybe they can see a vein. Being slightly dehydrated doesn't help. Thus I need to drink more water.

Right now I don't have room for my breath in the freezer. I have done that in the past with bread. But with bread that I am will to eat more than once. Like rye swirl. I buy a small loaf of white bread at the beginning of the month. Make a sandwich minus the crust. At the end of the month, the bread is still sitting there, fresh. I do wrap it well. But I can't help but wonder what chemicals are in that loaf that keeps it fresh that long. That makes me not want to eat it at all. Bird Feed. I never buy artisan bread. You are lucky if it lasts a day. More bird feed. I am just not a bread eater. Never have been. As a school kid, my mother would pack a lunch for me. I would peel off all the bread and leave just enough to hold the sandwich with two fingers and eat the inside. When I was dating my second husband, we would go to a sub shop for lunch. I would order an Italian sub hold the bread. They would just give me the filling with a plastic fork and knife so I could cut the cold cuts. It never occurred to me to take the bread home. I love to make bread. Just not eat it.

When my daughter is having a pool party I will bake a couple of loaves of Italian. There is never any left. Sometimes I get it to her still warm. She only lives a block from me.
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:14 PM   #3484
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Oh my blob! I think I just saw a cockroach on the kitchen floor!
What do I do now?! Am I gonna have to tear the house down??

Bought the house in February. Never seen one before. Never seen a cockroach ever actually, until today.
I had my dog eat it. Is that ok? Do they carry rabies or mad cow decease?

I know nothing!! There are no cockroaches where I'm from.
Breweries are notorious for roaches. So when you bring in a bag from a liquor store, it is very likely that a roach could be in the bag. When I lived in Texas, at night you would walk out the door and hear, Crunch, crunch. There was a carpet of roaches across the grass sipping off the dew on the blades. You should call an exterminator. They now have chemicals that have no odor and are quick to exterminate them. They do live in warm places, like the motor of your fridge. And they do come out when the lights go out. I have a saying that goes, "He disappeared faster than a roach when the lights go on." Home remedies do not work. They multiply fast.
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:23 PM   #3485
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Breweries are notorious for roaches. So when you bring in a bag from a liquor store, it is very likely that a roach could be in the bag. When I lived in Texas, at night you would walk out the door and hear, Crunch, crunch. There was a carpet of roaches across the grass sipping off the dew on the blades. You should call an exterminator. They now have chemicals that have no odor and are quick to exterminate them. They do live in warm places, like the motor of your fridge. And they do come out when the lights go out. I have a saying that goes, "He disappeared faster than a roach when the lights go on." Home remedies do not work. They multiply fast.
Oh gooosh.. And I keep he house at almost 80 degrees! They probably flew the neighbors houses and came here..

Oh well, thanks y'all. Hubby gets home tonight, I'll see what he thinks we should do.
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:23 PM   #3486
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I totally understand about the drawing blood. I used to have to have it done every three months for medication checks. They can only take from one arm and there are hundreds of "track marks" there. When I can stay at a lab over a period of time they don't worry about it. But if I go somewhere else they get whispering and glaring. I tell them "no, I am not a junkie, just TRY to find a vein elsewhere.

I have had to go for outpatient IV therapy on three different occasions during the past 4 years. The nurses get in tears for me and I apologize to them because they have an awful time finding veins and then the ports are only viable for a few days. So, they have to keep poking and prodding.

So, you will be in my thoughts and prayers over the weekend that the hematomas will heal and that Monday they will get it first try!
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Old 06-16-2012, 02:18 PM   #3487
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Old 06-16-2012, 04:22 PM   #3488
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Sitting here trying to wake up. My daughter had planned a day in the yard with BBQ. "Come around one Ma. " I was so lookinig forward to it. I called her in a panic almost crying. She had cancelled it because it was so cold outside. So Monday is supposed to be really hot. She has rescheduled. YEA!
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taking it easy today. passed out in the bathroom, yesterday a.m. so off to the e.r. we went. three staples in the top of my head, lots of blood, lots of tests. they decided i must have gotten up to quickly. anyway, slight headache , sore neck and shoulders. at least this time when the ambulance got here i was dressed. each time before was naked. dr's appointment end of next week. to remove staples and discuss the causes if possible. kids all in an up roar over yet another fall. i am home and here is just where i am staying. my medi alert worked like a champ. worth every penny i pay for it.
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taking it easy today. passed out in the bathroom, yesterday a.m. so off to the e.r. we went. three staples in the top of my head, lots of blood, lots of tests. they decided i must have gotten up to quickly. anyway, slight headache , sore neck and shoulders. at least this time when the ambulance got here i was dressed. each time before was naked. dr's appointment end of next week. to remove staples and discuss the causes if possible. kids all in an up roar over yet another fall. i am home and here is just where i am staying. my medi alert worked like a champ. worth every penny i pay for it.
Oh no! (((hugs)))

I hope the doctor finds something easy to take care of that caused it. Thank goodness you have the medi alert. Do you have to push a button? Do you talk to someone?
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