Our household goods have arrived! And they brought some "houseguests" we weren't expecting.
Lately a couple of my friends had run-ins with centipedes, and I laughed at them (sympathetically, of course) but secretly felt supremely relieved my own home has been 100% bug free except for one fruit fly during the past month. When the movers dropped off our boxes late Wednesday night, Jerry and I noticed it all seemed grungy looking, but I didn't seriously consider the bug factor until the next morning. Within 5 minutes of waking, I had to cross paths with not one, but TWO centipedes just to get to the bathroom. Thankfully Jerry is a big boy who could handle those particular critters for me, but then he had to leave for work and I was left to face the bug mania all on my own.
I felt so grossed out, I sanitized everything I unpacked, resulting in 6 loads of laundry and about the same amount of dishwasher loads getting run ( I lost count). I put everything in the dishwasher, by the way--not just dishes. It sanitized bathroom items, baby toys, etc. Great invention, dishwashers.
Anyway I survived, with only a mosquito bite, and let's just all pray for the bugs to gradually disappear as we get rid of the boxes. (more than half done unpacking already--hooray!)