The Journey to Freedom

The Journey to Freedom

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

I didn't know gnats would bite you.

This was a pretty typical Tuesday.  We got to go to the temple which is always a delight. We were on a later session because I needed to get my hair cut.  We had 24 in class tonight.  We had a lot of our regular attenders not there which was sad but we had 5 new people.

The funny for the day which is really not too funny was a call from Justin on the way home.  He had been working out in Colorado today.  He said the gnats were so bad that he was nearly eaten alive. Gnats are small two-winged insects that typically travel in large swarms. Black gnats include both biting and nonbiting forms and are found in nearly any place in the world where a river or stream is present. Biting black gnats lay their eggs in watery areas and require the blood of warm-blooded animals to survive. He was that blood source. Gnats typically do not bite through clothing. He said that he had bites on his ears and his head and one was as big as a silver dollar.  Justin said how can anything that is the size of fruit fly make such a huge bite. They were swarming so bad around him that he was breathing them in and getting bit inside his nose, around his eyes and cheeks.  The only way to get rid of them was to get in the truck and turn on the air conditioner because they hate the cold.  He had to stop working and go and get the netting clothing that covers your head and arms like the bee keepers have in order to continue to work.   

Just after we got into the stake center last night we had a huge thunderstorm hit.  Water was coming down so fast that the drains couldn't keep up and there was water coming in the doors of the building. It didn't last long but it was amazing how much water fell. 

1 comment:

  1. Justin still was recovering from the bites when we saw him! They sound awful!