So, after a nice, quiet dinner with my darling husband, we were settling in to watch a flick when my husband asked if he had a scratch on his side (closer to his back) between his ribs.  I looked at the spot, never anticipating what I saw - a TICK was happily feasting on my husband!  The bloody Vampire!  So I am ashamed to say that I panicked and grabbed tweezers to remove it - broke the sucker in two, but despite repeated attempts, the head with its nasty barbed mouth was too deep.  More tweezing, poking with a sterilized pin, cleaning, neosporin-ing, and a big gauze bandage, he is recovering.  But here is the thing...  I mentioned the panic?  Well, It was fairly late at night when we made the discovery of the little bloodsucker, and I did not know who to call to be sure that I was meeting my husband's medical needs, so as any child is dutifully taught, I dialed 911.  My husband came in at that moment and proclaimed, "Oh, you're not calling 911 are you?"  I panicked again (I do GREAT in a crisis, huh?) and hung up after 1 ring.  "Great!" Says my husband, "get ready for a call back from the 911 operator."  No call came.  Instead, about 10 minutes later, a knock that would have done the Gestapo proud announced the presence of our fine local police officer, checking that all was well in our house!  All because of my panic over a vampiric bug! 

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Mar. 21, 2009 at 1:17 PM

laughingohhhh that is too funny,  did the police laugh?  glad hubby is doing good now, ROFL, 

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Mar. 21, 2009 at 2:14 PM

LOL!!!! Too funny!!!! I bet they are still laughing at the police dept. today over that one =)

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Mar. 21, 2009 at 5:18 PM

I'm glad your hubby is doing alright but I have to admit that is one of the funniest things I have ever don't do good in "sucky" situations do

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Mar. 21, 2009 at 5:40 PM

Hey at least you weren't calling about your Chicken Nuggets, right?  You would not believe the crazy calls we actually get much less the number of "hang up" calls.... usually little kids but hey, at least you handle the tick situation.  Maybe next time try a little oil... vegetable oil or such... and the tick will back out and can be removed in a safer way. 

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Mar. 22, 2009 at 5:31 PM

You can never be too How did you fix the final problem?

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Mar. 22, 2009 at 10:02 PM

I know, the police are probably laughing themselves silly...  sigh...  Remind me to tell you about the stove incident some time.  The tick was removed with tweezers and a sterized pin, but we are keeping an eye on it.  I sure hope that there is NEVER another situation that arises, Cherie!  However, I will try to remember the oil if it does.  (Lord, please, no more...)  And you are absolutely right - I DON'T do well in SUCKY situations!  haha!!!  (sigh)

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Mar. 22, 2009 at 10:06 PM

LMAO...I'm sorry to LMAO but omg it's too funny!  I'm not lmao @ YOU, bu WITH YOU!  :)  Glad your hubby is fine now!


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Mar. 22, 2009 at 10:18 PM

we are laughing now, too...  I find that much of my life is really rather comical, largely because of my own reactions to it at the time.  I bet that the Good Lord is having himself a little giggle over it all, too, so certainly, that is why I posted - just soooo silly!  I am glad that my guy is doing okay, too, and I pray for a bit more level-headedness in the future - haha!!

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