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Things that Creep-n-crawl and Nightmares the Come true!

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Last week I had the shock of my life, having lived here in the SouthEast for several years now, we're no strangers to Black widow spiders. However, the other morning I got up and dragged myself out of bed, grabbed a mug of coffee strong enough to impregnate a horse (or so I was told) and plunked my butt in front of the computer to add some new freebies before the rest of the world decided to rise and shine.

That being said, the day before our back door to the patio was left open and we had 2 annoying flies that managed to find their way into the house. (Side note, why is it when you grab a flyswatter, they fly directly to the ceiling, out of reach? They can't be that smart!). As I was saying, I was sitting at my computer, battling 2 flies... 1 that wanted to land on my coffee cup- BIG NO NO NO NO NO and one that landed on my bare foot. I shook my foot, it stopped moving, I assumed it flew away.

I kept working, splat, managed to get the one that was trying to enjoy My coffee. Felt it on my ankle, shook my ankle, it stopped. Mind you, it's just now hitting 5 in the morning, the only light is from the glare from my screens and that's it. Again, the stupid thing was on my ankle, same spot. I thought, what the hell? Looked down in time to realize that it was NOT a fly at all, but a Spider, a Black Widow Spider.

I smacked it, instantly, without thought of repercussion. It landed on the carpet, the wildly patterned carpet with lots of black and red and green, in the dark. So I jumped to my feet turned on every light in the house (just about!) and started searching for the little black beast. Finally located it and scooped it up with a business card and promptly deposited it onto my mousepad.

See it here- with its shapely hourglass figure....

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Needless to say, I spent most of the day Cringing and searching for more because quite frankly, this little dandy wasn't exactly Momma size like this one that I found the day before hiding in our trash barrel:

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In any case, despite my nerves being shot, we're all completely fine. But I'm suddenly finding it necessary to turn on lights in the morning when I start working before dawn!

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  1. RosesBistro1234's Avatar
    How frightening! I'd be on the phone with an exterminator immediately! Have you found any more crawling around inside?
  2. cmeans23's Avatar
    You are a braver woman than I.
    I assume the spider was dead when you picked it up with a business card? I would be marching out to the shed, grabbing a shovel and waking up someone in the house, assuming there is someone still sleeping after the screaming that would have taken place while I was flinging the spider across the room, in which case, I might add, that it would take a week to find it, or longer. Brave woman indeed!! LOL
    p.s. It would then have to be flushed down the toilet, with me watching over their shoulder, to make darn sure it is GONE FOREVER!
    Over the top.... I AM AWARE! and so is my family (aware)!! LOL
  3. Liss's Avatar
    p.s. It would then have to be flushed down the toilet, with me watching over their shoulder, to make darn sure it is GONE FOREVER!
    hahahahahaha NO WAY, then I'd Have to turn the light on and lift the lid to check Every single time I used the toilet again lol. I can see me at 3 am, bloodshot eyes scanning the toilet for an 8 legged fiend...
  4. brchbell's Avatar
    That a why I have glue boards all over my house! I have to hide them from my DD! I'm always amazed at all I find on my glue boards!
  5. my4mainecoons's Avatar
    OMG that is crazy scary! I'm with Cherlynn, get some glue boards and keep them in your office, then you'll know what's creeping around! Yucky!
  6. Ketsyc's Avatar
    Scary! I am gonna pull out the spray and my dh is going to spray our house TODAY! I lived in Arizona for 2 years and I always saw BW's but I didn't know they were in this area...I do now! I HATE little crawly's. Crawly's on me? That's grounds for ... extermination of the crawly and possibly the man responsible for keeping them out!

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