(Colleen- you should probably not read this.)
Do you see the spider in the picture?
It is crouched down into a ball, but in reality, it is fat, squatty, and about the size of the word “yikes!!” below:
I hate bugs as much as the next person, but spiders, while disgusting, do not bother me nearly as much as vicious wasps, yellow jackets, bees, or a swarm of a hundred hungry ants in my kitchen.
When I saw this fellow in my window a few days ago, I trapped him in a glass and took him outside as he jumped around frantically. EEW.
(Okay, confession: I ONLY saved him because Joseph is deathly afraid of the vacuum cleaner and I didn’t want to turn it on. Also, the crunch of bugs when I squish them gives me the willies.)
Anyway, I threw the whole glass WAAAY out into our yard, shuddered, and sterilized my hands and the window.
Life moved on.
Yesterday morning, I opened my blinds innocently. And
There. Was. The. Same. Spider!!!!!!!
Let’s break down this little bit of creepiness. The spider 1) crawled from the yard to my screen door, 2) found a way INSIDE my house, and 3) made his way into the very same window.
Isn’t that just enough to make you want to bleach your entire house??!!
Any bug that is intelligent enough to do that is my new #1 Least Favorite Bug in the Whole World.
I marched over to the hall closet, wheeled out my Vacuum of Doom, and sucked that spider right up!!
Sorry spider, in this instance, persistence did not pay off.
Now lets all say a quick prayer that the spider won’t somehow make his way out of the vacuum, out of the closet, across my living room, and back up into the window.
I don’t really think that I could take it.