We are a family not very fond of arachnids. I still get the willies every time I think about the time, when we lived in the Southwest, hubby and I were out driving and saw lines of tarantulas crawling in front of us – yes, on the road!
The only spider we ever got a kick out of was Spiderman in the movies. I think my kids have all of the DVDs and have watched them a zillion times. Which makes me wonder, could Spiderman throw out some of those heavy-duty webs and catch the spiders that are infiltrating my house right now?
The thought of seeing these black hairy creatures would send my oldest daughter into orbit. She is terrified of insects and I do mean terrified! When she still lived here in the nest, she would scream for her dad or brother to come kill a bug in her bedroom, even if it was just the common old housefly. I’m not sure how she manages the insects that may find their way into her apartment now, but I suspect she has a very brave roommate (she is a doctor).
The rest of us don’t hyperventilate at an insect sighting like oldest daughter does, after all, we do live out here in the country, so there is an assortment of bugs flying and crawling around. But it does creep me out when I spot fuzzy spiders darting across my family room floor! That’s not the kind of fuzzy that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy all over, ya know?
But that’s what happened last night. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw something about the size of a quarter scurry across the floor. In my flu-induced weakness state, I couldn’t get up fast enough to see where it went and smoosh it. Instead I called out to hubby, “There’s a spider!” Okay… I yelled.
He chastised me a little because by the time he came from the kitchen, we had no clue where it had gone to hide away. Then hubby told me he has already killed four of these boogers! Ewwww.
Here at our house we definitely do not agree with an old American Quaker saying, “If you want to live and thrive, let the spider run alive.” No – spiders in our house, prepare to die!
As the weather has gotten cooler and the rain has set in, these creepy crawlers have found ways to enter our house and garage. Spiders seem to be everywhere. They’ve even taken up residence in our mail box and you never know when you pick up the mail if you have a hitchhiker. I’m sure anyone driving by my house when I’m standing in my driveway shaking the heck out of my mail thinks I’m nuts. Maybe they think I’m shaking down my mail for money! Ha — finding money in the mail…that would be the day!
Today on my way home from work, I stopped to fill my car up with gas. While I was pumping, this huge monster brown spider ran towards my car, but luckily changed its little spidey-brain and ran back from whence it came. Thankfully!
I suspect the spiders at my house are entering around our French doors in the family room, but I don’t care where they come from, I just want them gone! And I really want the one I spotted last night to be gone. Last time I saw him, he was headed for the computer desk.
As you may recall, I romp around my house in my bare feet. Guess who is sitting at the computer typing her blog post and holding her feet up from the floor? Yeah, that would be me. Spiderman, please come save me!