We were away from our house for about 3 weeks last month. It never ceases to amaze me the condition of our house when we return. Most of the time, I am careful to put everything away and leave the house in good order. It is not fun for me to return to chaos and clutter. However, there are other factors influencing the state of our home upon our return. The picture above shows just one pile of dirt that the ants have left as they make they homes in our baseboards and walls. It is not uncommon for these piles to be in many different places throughout the house. It causes me to have to say to our youngest child, “Don’t eat the ants!” A curious toddler is in her glory when dirt abounds. I chose not to take a picture of my bathtub, you can thank me in the comments. It held the biggest surprise yet: two geckos and 5 man-eating cockroaches. While I have become stronger the more we live here, I left The Bathtub Gang for Paul to deal with.