Excitement in the Greenhouse

ROGOZINSKI JON jan.rogo@ntlworld.com
Sun, 31 Jul 2016 11:52:46 PDT
The finale to this must be "Then I woke up."


>     On 31 July 2016 at 19:34 Judy Glattstein <jgglatt@gmail.com> wrote:
>     Excitement in the greenhouse!
>     I stepped inside my glass-to-ground lean-to greenhouse and it was hot!
>     Intake fan not running, vent louvers not open. Went to check the
>     thermostat for the system, which has a small cover over the top of the
>     coil to protect it from the sun. And an agitated wasp flew out. My quick
>     glimpse showed me a couple more crawling over a nest. Yikes!
>     Back away. Discuss with Mr Jam Lord. Flip switch inside greenhouse to
>     off. Get the can of wasp and hornet spray, edge into the greenhouse -
>     and a wasp lands on the can. Reflexively slap the lid over the top, thus
>     trapping wasp. Now what?
>     Exit to driveway. Shake can repeatedly, hoping to dizzy the wasp, then
>     squash it. Remove cover and it flew off. Sigh.
>     Into greenhouse, tap spray nest, stunning both wasps which I squashed.
>     Remove cover. Back outside to driveway. Shake nest loose and step all
>     over that.
>     Back into greenhouse and see there is a mud dauber wasp nest attached to
>     coil, filling all the space to wall. Break that loose, remove dust, turn
>     switch to on. Nothing happens. Lights in greenhouse do not turn on either.
>     Trudge over to circuit breaker box. Figure out which circuit is for
>     greenhouse. Reset. Eureka! Fans run, louvers open.
>     And now I don't even remember why I went in there to begin with. But I'm
>     sure glad I did. Also glad there are two roof vents that operate on
>     expansion of wax cylinder. Imagine how hot it could have gotten without
>     them.
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