(Let Seasick Steve tell you all about in "Chiggers". We've been listening to this a lot this week.)
My poor, poor husband....he's covered in chigger bites! I've counted over a hundred on each leg. Adam was out in tall grass, and even with boots, jeans, tall socks, bug spray, and sulphur powder, they still ate him alive. He said, "Oh gross...I look like I have eighty year old-man diabetic legs." Poor honey.
(Yellow: Moderate concentration, Red: High concentration) Chiggers are so NASTY! They lay their babies in your skin. During feeding, they inject a fluid into the skin which dissolves tissue. Chiggers feed by sucking up the liquefied tissues.
Adam's birthday was this week. It was a little one, seeing as how I can barely move. We were thinking over the past year, and it was a good one. He spent more time having fun this past year, and not quite as much time working overtime. He ranked as the best left handed arm wrestler in Texas in his weight class, he got a several bonuses, awards, and a raise and a promotion at work, he got to work on a bunch of satisfying personal projects at home, and even though he didn't make it on to the engineering reality show, it was an interesting process.
I got Adam "La Cucaracha" airhorns for his truck. He asked for them-he's wanted them for years.