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I Deserve a Medal or Something

First off, I have to admit to screaming my head off this morning.  There was this HUGE spider with wickedly long arms right in the middle of the curtain that separates our downstairs from our family room.  It had to die.  And I couldn't see any way to kill it.  And I had a child sleeping downstairs.

I got "air freshener" out and prepared myself.  If it jumped straight up, it would be able to attack my face only two feet away!  But I was brave.  I took a big breath, braced myself, and sprayed all over the spider's face.  The spider hid in the folds of my curtains and it the whole room really stank now.  I eventually, with much screaming and jumping, was able to corner it and kill it.  The long and grabbing arms were all splayed out everywhere.  I was too scared to pick it up!

Lots more screaming and yelling.  I made my children pick it up and throw it out because, I reasoned, I killed it and did my part. 

My throat is still sore from all the howling I did.  And I wrenched my elbow somehow in all the spider-killing heroics.  I'm feeling all twitchy and creepy and checking everywhere for spiders constantly.


  1. Congrats. I find that windex is the best non-bug-killer, bug killer.

    1. I will remember that for next time! Today it was some Oust air freshener or some weird thing I had hiding in a cabinet.

  2. Spiders don't scare me, I usually grab a broom, sweep the spider to the floor, then stomp on him, but only if he's a dangerous type. Usually the big furry legged ones aren't, so I sweep them into something and put them outside. Same with most others. I only kill the ones that can kill me.

    1. I think this was a brown recluse! Those, you hardly know you've been bitten... until your flesh starts to rot away...

  3. I have some outdoor spider spray which is very good and a fast killer but I only use it if the beer fairy is not around to catch them in a bottle and take them outside.i
    Merle...... ........... .........

    1. Do you have funnel webs there? I remember those, you never want to mess with.

  4. Next time I think you should vlog your spider killing skills, that way the at home viewers can benefit from your experience. :D

    1. Oh wow. Could you imagine me trying to hold a camera in one hand during all this? I'd need YOU to be the camera guy! :)

    2. That could be arranged!! lol


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