By: Paul S. Cilwa Viewed: 11/26/2020
Occurred: 10/6/2020
Topics/Keywords: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 171
We weren't here first, and we won't be the last to leave.

The major difference, I think, between living in a house and camping, is that a house can be imagined as an airtight, bug-free, unrodented container that holds the outside, natural world at bay. No house is, of course; but as long as the roaches keep to themselves and the mice remain in the walls, the illusion can be maintained.

That's not true when one has been camping in a utility shed for over six months.

At first I thought we'd be able to control the little critters that lived here long before the shed was erected. I even bought two flyswatters for the purpose. (They've never been used.) But, by and large, we've learned to live with them. They seem to have no interest in us, personally; they don't bite (though some are venomous if accidentally stepped on).

Here are a few shots of some of the more interesting types with whom we share the property.

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