Monday, September 8, 2014

Gnats and Ramen Noodles but not in that order!



Am I gullible or what?  Ron and I were watching the Shark Tank on tv the other night and I was caught up in the RapidRamen Cooker.   It sounded like something that would work for my brother.  Ramen noodles cooked to perfection in the microwave.  It sounded very simple to use so I ended up ordering it from Amazon.   I am always looking for anything Mike can fix for himself and he is doing pretty darn good with a microwave.

Well, yesterday when I went grocery shopping I checked out the Ramen Noodles.  And just my luck the ingredients list wheat flour and Mike is allergic to wheat.   Now, I guess I’ll find out if the RapidRamen Cooker will cook any other kind of noodle.   Oh, and after reading about Ramen noodles they don’t sound very healthy anyway.  Too much preservative added.

Speaking of Mike, he’s really been doing better about limiting the phone calls.  He hasn’t called me once at work since I returned last week.  He’s not calling us every 15 minutes at home either.  It has made such a difference and I’m actually happier when I do talk to him.  The more independent he is the happier we all are including Mike.

Ron watched a football game with Mike at his house on Saturday and Ron came home telling me how much better the house looked and that Mike is doing better keeping it clean.  We are definitely seeing  improvement.  Hooray!

Here’s a little tidbit of information that may be useful to you at some time.  Mike had an invasion of gnats at his house a few weeks ago.   They had gotten pretty bad and were annoying the tar out of Mike and anyone else who happened to stop by for a visit.  So I did a little research and made him some gnat traps.  I got small mason jars and filled them about a quarter of the way with apple cider vinegar.  I punched holes in the lids and screwed them on the jars.  I put 3  traps around the house where the gnats were and left them there for a few days.  NO MORE GNATS.  The gnats are drawn to the vinegar and go in through the holes but drown in the vinegar.  Easy fix!

Well, 326 more days until retirement……but who’s counting!

1 comment:

Olga Hebert said...

I made one of those traps and it worked!
Who is counting indeed--LOL