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My day was going pretty decently... was feeling a little better finally, got all the laundry started and already put away the clean loads.
So I just went to check on the clothes currently in the dryer and they weren't fully dry... okay, no big deal. I figured I may have overloaded it a little bit so it didn't get a chance to dry. I close the door and restart it. It won't start. I'm like, "Hmm... okay." So I clean the lint trap, make sure nothing is blocking the door and try again. STILL WON'T WORK. No matter what I do! So now I have half dried clothes in the dryer and entire soaking wet load in the washer! >.< I decided I wouldn't let it stress me and let Joey deal with it when he gets home.
I'm like, "Okay- so now I'll go load the dishwasher and run it." I was kind of excited because it was another thing to check off my To-Do List.
I grab the dirty cup from the sink to add it... open the door... and..........
ITS FILLED WITH MOTHER-***** ANTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LIKE SWARMING!!!
There are NO ants anywhere else in the entire house but the dishwasher is FULL OF THEM!!!
I didn't know what else to do, considering all the dishes in there are a) dirty and b) probably have ants on them (I wasn't checking.) so I added the soap and ran the dishwasher, hoping it'll kill them all and if so, I can rerun the dishes?
I don't know. I'm so flipping annoyed right now.
*Thank you to *Kiliki* for my beautiful signature!*
I would do the same. Just wash the same load twice. LOL
Well here is how my day is shaping up... my couches were supposed to be delivered today, but not it won't be until tomorrow. We are having my oldest DD's 18th bday party tomorrow night. Come hell or high water those couches better be delivered.
Then I get a phone call that the garbage people have had a "work stoppage" and won't be picking up our trash this week. GROSS!!
Mama to many:
Twin DDs: 14 yo
Step DD: 15yo
Step DD: 11yo
Rayna-August 18, 2013!
It's weird cause the same thing happened to me last year around this time with the dishwasher. I ran it a couple times and the hot water killed them.
I have never figured out where they came from but I did put an ant trap under the dishwasher.
How frustrating of a day though! It grossed me out so bad when I saw all the ants, I wanted to puke!
Thanks ladies! I ended up running it on hot and it cleared them out, the dishes look "clean enough" but I pulled them out and put them to the side to rewash anyway lol
But since it's all clear, I did something I read online and poured white vinegar in the bottom of the empty washer. It says to let it sit awhile to get in the drain, and then run it empty on hot. Apparently they don't like vinegar and it also erases their scent trail. Also wiped down the outside of the dishwasher/the microwave, in the sink (poured vinegar in the drains), wiped down the counters... hopefully this prevents them from migrating too!
I'm in a bad mood too. I'm trying to do our FREAKING taxes and I always get so frustrated and mad lol. Everytime I clean up a mess somebody makes a new one. Sprint coverage AND customer service AND pricing is a JOKE. My mom continues to annoy me. And I'm supposed to have a birthday party for our dog on Saturday. lol. OK I think that's it...so far haha.
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