I do love almost everything about autumn -- the colors, the changing of the leaves, the beautiful scenery... the spiders? Not so much!
Yes, that's right. We have new tenants in our home!
Since the temperatures have been dropping during the night, the creepy-crawlers have decided to begin moving in! It wouldn't be so terrible if they were of the itsy-bitsy variety.
Oh, who am I kidding? Any sort of spider is terrible!
But, really. These boogers are h-u-g-e! With body segments the size of quarters! :|
I'm not being dramatic because of my slight case of arachnophobia, either! Really, I promise! I wish that were the case... I'm cringing just thinking about them. Yuck!!!
The other night, while I was waiting for my husband to come home, one of them decided to come out and walk around. It would have been all right if not for the fact that it had been hiding underneath the very couch on which I was sitting! Watching it crawl out from the exact spot where my feet had been resting was quite nerve-wracking, to say the least. And, of course, it completely freaked me out!
I would like to pause and point out that I did not scream hysterically. I do know how to exercise a teensy-bit of self control, thankyouverymuch.
I then did what any strong, capable, level-headed woman would do in my situation. I called my husband. And cried. And practically had a panic attack, LOL! I'm such a baby; I admit it!
Well, of course, My Airman couldn't just leave work
I told you -- scroll up; it's right there -- I'm a baby when it comes to large, creepy, crawly things that bite!
So, I was on my own.
I called a couple from church (they live two blocks away -- I'm sure they were happy about that at the time). You didn't really think *I* was going to kill it by myself, did you? Nicole offered to get it, but then asked "How big is it?"... then said, "Oh. Yeah, Micah will be right over." ;o)
So he came. And killed the spider. And cleaned up all the guts off my floor. And brought spider spray.
I'm hoping this will end soon, because they only come out after my honey leaves for work, and I can't be calling people all the time, LOL. I'm certainly not going to suddenly grow some nerves and be able to kill the nasty little things on my own! I don't think that's even an option! :o)
The good news is that by this time next year, we (should be) out of this house and moved into a new -- preferably spider-free -- home!