I sense you were targeting my beer drinking beersicle eating self in your analysis there Sweet PEABRAIN .... I am offended greatly. NOT ...
The midges are bothering a couple of my neighbors also and they don't drink beer or eat beersicles and sit around in lawn chairs by themselves .... much.
It has to do with a pond or river that runs close to the rear of our property. Midges love the wet damp weeds near the water and come closer to where there are food odors and the houses where its warmer from the sun baking on the cement bricks in the day time. These aggressive little monsters will fly straight into your mouth if they smell something yummy on your breath. If you wear cologne or perfume or A535 they will come and chomp on you as well.
They are really bad this year for that intense summer heat we had and now this cold cooler temps ... they are afraid they will die and need blood for their baby eggs. SO THEY BITE ME.
I HATE THEM ... hate them bad.
PART 2 ....
I am pleased you got your crown repaired and are feeling a little less pain from the dentists drill and work. I am more pleased J is spoiling you as ever and making you yummy egg salad with the crusts cut off and taking good care of you.
Cool to see the gray sky over the St. Law ... I suppose you are back to sunshine today like I am? Here's hoping!
MIDGES: We get midges, here in the Thousand Islands, too -- they like to hang around water faucets indoors, and fly together in swarms outdoors around early evening. This year wasn't bad for us, since we put our apple cores and banana peels in the freezer before garbage day. Last year J. made home-made traps for them -- you can use old margarine containers, and put apple vinegar in them [to attract the lil insects] then cover the container with plastic wrap, and punch pin-hole holes in the plastic-wrapped top. The midges crawl over the plastic wrap, and then fall through the pin-holes and cannot fly back out.
My left bottom molar has stopped throbbing, now -- but I am still eating on the other side of my mouth (right), to be on the safe side (under J.'s suggestion)
My dentist had to cut through one side of my gum (my gums were growing over the stub of the remnants of my root canal) to get the crown put back on !!!! I was amazed [STUNNED!] with this news. And because I got that tooth frozen to get the drilling/carving/scraping done, it all didn't hurt that much until I got home. [Thank goodness for Tylenol!]
Today is a rainy day, and while I am indoors at the computer keyboard, J. has been outdoors, sitting on the deck, under the patio umbrella, merging with the raindrops. ❤️️