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    Sunday morning texts! Plus, GRAND Social No. 264 link party for grandparents

    Sunday morning texts!

    There's nothing quite like Sunday morning texts from beloved kids who have grown and flown.

    To wit, the following texts I received Sunday morning from my middle daughter, Megan, mama to my desert-dwelling grandsons:

    scorpion text message 

    Am I right? Nothing quite like it.


    GRAND Social No. 264

    Now for something far less heebie-jeebie inducing (I hope): GRAND Social No. 264 link party for grandparents. I appreciate you linking, reading, socializing, and just plain being here!

    grand social link party

    How it works:

    • All grandparent bloggers are invited to add a link. You don't have to blog about grandparenting, just be a grandparent who blogs.
    • Grandparents who do not blog (or want to share something other than their own post) are welcome to add links to other posts grandparent readers may be interested in.
    • To link up a post, copy the direct URL to the specific post — new or old — that you want to share, not the link to the blog or website home page. Then click the blue button below marked "Add your link" and follow the directions.
    • I reserve the right to remove posts I feel are inappropriate. (Which hasn't happened yet, but I feel obligated to note that, just in case.)
    • Those who add links to the GRAND Social link party will be sent a weekly reminder when the party goes live. If you prefer to be removed from that email list, feel free to do so (and you'll still be more than welcome to join the party any time).
    • If adding your own post, including a mention such as This post linked to the GRAND Social to your linked posts is appreciated. Or, you can post the GRAND Social button anywhere on your page using the following code:

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    • The GRAND Social linky accepts posts through Wednesday evening, so please come back to see those added after your first visit.
    • If you're not a linker, you have the pleasure of being a reader. Those sharing a link would be honored to have you visit, read and, if so moved, leave a comment even if just "Hey, stopping by from the GRAND Social." Bloggers who link are encouraged to visit and comment on the links of other bloggers, as well.


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    Man, my sister who lives in AZ struggles with scorpions. We have been lucky enough to not have encountered a single one since we purchased our AZ house in 2010. Knock on wood.

    July 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKris

    I freak at mice, scream and run with snakes....a scorpion....heart attack! Have a great week!

    July 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTeresa

    Scorpions are not a pleasant sight to see! I hope your daughter is able to get an exterminator out to rid her house of them, but I'm sure they are going to come back looking for cool temperatures.

    We ahve to worry about rattlesnakes here! We've only seen one near our home but one was enough!

    Oh Dear!!! As a new resident in Arizona - this hits close to home. I found a dead scorpion in our house when we moved in and that was terrifying enough. They're such prehistoric, threatening looking creatures. Since then we have a pest spraying service that comes every three months to treat the exterior of our house - not for scorpions, they tell us, but for the insects that scorpions feed on. So far - so good.

    July 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara

    Yes the scorpions are awful! We hunt them at night with a black light. It seems this is the best way to get rid of them that we have found. We tried pesticides, that I hated doing, then after we stopped they came back. Hunting them on a regularly has worked the best. so far. We take the black light flash light and a can of spray made for scorpions, and walk the whole house and yard with all other lights off. We squish the ones we can but the ones we cant get to we spray. Sometimes we get lazy when we haven't seen any for months and stop hunting. They come back! We hadn't seen one for about 6 months and found 2 one night in the house then took the black light outside and found 26! Tell Megan to give it a try if she isn't doing it already.

    Thanks for the party!

    July 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterConnie

    Yikes! I'm so glad I don't find scorpions in my kitchen. That would NOT be fun!

    July 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNina Lewis
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