Since moving into this house (which I absolutely love) I have had a snake in my driveway, coyotes chilling across the street, big turtles crossing the street, pretty cute lizards swimming in my dogs water bowl, skunks chasing me and spraying at me while I run, and last night the biggest spider I have ever seen, not in a cage, hanging out in my garage.
Now I realize I don't exactly live in the middle of town, but I do live in a subdivision with several homes and lots of children that are constantly outside making enough noise that I would think any critter would think twice about hanging around. This is Marshal and my third house to buy, but I can honestly say the thought of moving into the wild never crossed my mind. Ha-ok maybe it isn't that bad and I can promise you I love my neighborhood so much that dealing with the occasional wild thing is worth it, maybe.Yikes!
Back to the spider.... I am sure you can tell by now, I am a girly girl. I firmly believe that part of Marshal's job is to be my knight in shinning armor and rescue me from anything I deem to be dangerous. Last night Marshal wasn't home. I pulled in to my garage, get out, get the kids unloaded and then head back out to the car to get the rest of our things. That's when I saw him. The spider so big he could swallow me up in one bite. Ha! Ok maybe that is a bit of an exaggeration, but he really was as big as the palm of my hand and I am not kidding about that one. So first step, I did what any logical person would do, I screamed for Ashlynn to bring me my phone.
Moral of the story-spider spray doesn't actually kill spiders. Did you already know this? Why in the world did someone not tell me this before? I did go back and read the can. Apparently it will prevent spiders from returning for up to 12 weeks. That is fabulous news! I figure 12 weeks, times the entire can, equals at least six months of no spiders visiting that one square inch of the garage. Ha!
Thank goodness after my spider fighting came to an end I went inside to wash my hands and found a love note from my hubs stuck to my mirror. Thanks Marshal. Maybe next time I will find the note first, take it out to the spider, show him I am loved and he will run back to his spider home in the woods somewhere and live happily ever after.