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If we’re talking about “what comes up, must go down”…I must point out another little tidbit that always surprises me.
Homes in Mexico are built from brick, which are then plastered over. Wiring cavities are hollowed out throughout the walls, and then covered again. I have found that little bugs find their way all the way through a house through these small wiring cavities, and they pop up in the most unusual places.
For example, Jared was cleaning the overhead light covers in our bedroom, and in the girls’ bedroom. The the girls’ room he d found a dead scorpion inside the light cover. It’s absolutely disturbing to think of scorpions falling down from the ceiling.
Then, lately I’ve noticed a fairly large collection of crickets in our overhead light cover. They aren’t dead–they are moving all around! I thought for sure they would die when we turned on the light, but day after day they have lived on. After several weeks of surviving in our light fixture (most likely on the other smaller bugs (bobos) that have also followed the crickets up the walls), Jared finally set them loose.
Who knew crickets could survive that kind of intense heat?
Imagine our surprise when this little critter was sitting in our toilet one afternoon…
So, we did what any reasonable person would do. We slowly closed the toilet lid, and flushed him down. And then Jared flushed it 3 or 4 more times for good measure.
But…30 minutes later…guess what came back up?
You guessed it! He came up THROUGH the sewer pipe, and he really liked our toilet!
My head started swimming with all sorts of scenarios. We could flush him again, but imagine him coming up the toilet while we were SITTING on it?! Or imagine the girls’ surprise if they were going potty and saw this critter!?
No, flushing him down again would not do. Jared grabbed a bowl and a plate, and easily trapped him inside. We then took him to the empty field next door and let him loose. Problem solved. This time.
One thing is for sure…we will not take an empty toilet for granted again. Beware what lurks below…