Isn't That Obvious?

Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - C. Dan Joyner 21498

Now that the winter has arrived, that huge yellow jacket nest under the holly bush outside our front door is undoubtedly dead. That said, I want my husband to dig it up so we can get a better look at it—these things fascinate me, after all. But is he going to do it? Uh-no. He has this theory that not all of the bees are dead and he will be stung trying to extract the nest.

To that I say, “Well that’s just stupid; don’t be such a Pooh! There’s nothing to be afraid of…it has been in the teens here several times, and they can’t survive that." He tells me that if I am so confident, I should be the one to go out and do the job.

That’s not the point. You see, I want to see HIM down there under that bush digging for this huge nest. And do I believe his theory that there may be some bees still there? Absolutely. And if he were to get stung doing this, I would laugh my ass off.

Isn’t that obvious?

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Reno, NV

Here kitty-kitty........ my mancat Dedo is almost 11 years old, and is an outside cat.  He is amazing that he has survived so many years as we have lived in coyote country (Truckee, CA and Pahrump,NV).  He now lives with my Mom in Pahrump, but remains outside most of the time!

Jan 05, 2011 02:07 PM #1
Jason Channell
Diadem Property Inspections - Serving Southeast Michigan - Troy, MI
The House Sleuth

I hate those nasty things! I think every home inspector hates them.

Typically, Yellowjacket nests usually last for only one season, and then they die off during the winter.

That said, many nests survive the winters, and when nests overwinter, they can become massive.

I don't know how cold it is in South Carolina right now, but brief bursts of supercold weather (i.e. in the teens) won't necessarily kill them off.

Jan 05, 2011 05:50 PM #2
Jim Palmer
Chipola Realty - Chipley Office (850) 638-2777 - Sunny Hills, FL
Washington County, Florida

Your husband is obviously an extremely lucky man!

Behind every great pratfall is a wife egging them on.

Jan 05, 2011 11:23 PM #3
Teresa Boardman
Boardman Realty - Saint Paul, MN

This is almost sick

Jan 05, 2011 11:47 PM #4
Team Honeycutt
Allen Tate - Concord, NC

In a situation like that it other people's pain is much funnier than your own.

Jan 06, 2011 05:31 AM #5
Sheila Newton Team Anderson & Greenville SC
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - C. Dan Joyner - Anderson, SC
Selling the Upstate since 1989

Hi Teri...sounds like Dedo is a fortunate and cool cat!

Hey Jason...I can see why home inspectors would hate them! My husband won't kill them...he doesn't kill anything like that...share the space! HaHa!

Hello Jim...I hadn't considered that until you mentioned it...he IS a lucky man! HA

Hi Teresa...sick? You may be right...what can I say?  : )

Hello Allen...EXACTLY! HAHA!


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