What were the symptoms?
I had Lyme's about 6-7 yrs ago. 2 of those little tiny suckers were in the center of my back. The only place on my body that I couldn't see or touch them. The rash showed up a week or two later.
Yesterday we went on a landowner relations / elk scouting trip. Originally it was to be only my fellow hiker and I - but my three youngest (ages Georgia 9, Chad 11, and Jackie 13) piped in and said they wanted to come along. I was reluctant - since where we were going is quite snarly - but my wife gave me that look of `spend time with your kids' - so we brought them along. As we were leaving town I asked my youngest to pray for our trip - as I often do. As she prayed for our safety, etc. - she also prayed that we wouldn't get any ticks. I sat there thinking - `why doesn't she pray something that actually has some chance of happening' - as in my mind - the probability of five people coming home with NO ticks was zero. On no other trip this spring, even ones of short duration, I have I come back with none. And sometimes with a dozen. (And they picked 19 off my dog from Saturday's excursion.)
To my amazement - we came back with none.
This is the same youngest who - on a family vacation - tacked on the end of a prayer `and we would see a deer' ... Similarly I thought - why doesn't she pray for something that has some chance of happening - as it was MID-DAY SUMMER when she prayed it. We didn't drive a half a mile - and were still in town - and a doe walks out and crosses the street in front of us.
Moral of story - if you have children - get them praying for you and your family.
Try to put your tree stand in a tree with plenty of background cover, keep the prevailing winds for that time of the year to your face, and take care of those pesky squeaks and creaks your stand may have developed while sitting in the shed. A good treestand lube can be made by heating petroleum jelly until it reaches a liquid form. Some hunters have reported success by including a cover scent in this mixture before applying it to their stands.