Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Along Came A Spider


4 days earlier....

MadSnapper enters bathroom, flips on lights and there on the wet wash cloth sat a spider the size of a VW Bug fifty cent piece......stepping backwards keeping her eye on the GIANT spider, reaching up for the spider fly swatter, she watches in horror as he/she glides through the crack and inside of the vanity. Not Seen Since....

Next day...

MS stands brushing teeth, feels something on her foot. Startles, looks down ..Nothing is there. (this happens 3 times that day)

The Continuing PROBLEM: 

In the bathroom in the dark, I wonder is IT sitting on the TP or in the sink when I get water in the middle of the night? If I reach in the vanity to get a new roll of TP will IT be on it?

Did SHE have Babies and now there are lots of them running around in there in the dark?  I keep FEELING things crawling on me when I am in THERE.... WHAT IF IT comes OUT into the BEDROOM? In the DARK....While I am sleeping.................. I am allergic to bug spray... thinking about what kills spiders?
FIRE! that might do it.... I looked up brown recluse which is a really bad spider here in FL and THEY say if it is more than a half inch it is NOT a recluse, they are small.  this one was a GIANT... or was it?


24 comments:

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh...get it!!

From the Kitchen said...

Oh, don't worry! It is probably a tarantula!

Best,
Bonnie

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I love this story--though I know it is all too real--
I am not a spider lover either--and here I am moving to FL in the
very near future--ouch!!!
smiles-di

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eileeninmd said...

Oh my, it does look big. I hope it is harmless. I hope you are able to catch it! Enjoy your day!

Chatty Crone said...

I have to tell you something I had never seen before. We were getting our garage ready for a garage sale a couple weeks ago - it was a big brown spider - the center of her was big. My husband stepped on 'her' and a ton of baby spiders ran out. Horrifying and sad at the same time.

Linda said...

Scary! Spiders are everywhere! The Bible says they are even in the houses of a king! Louis Dean has a bug sprayer I keep handy with something from the feed store called Suspend. The concentrate is expensive but it lasts for a very long time! I spray regularly as we tend to have so many spiders around here!
I'm not so horrified by spiders as I am by those huge ugly detestable water bugs that look like roaches on crack!

Ann Thompson said...

I'm not real fond of spiders so I would be suffering from a case of heeeby jeebies. I say you have no other choice, you must seal off the bathroom and have Bob build you another one...lol

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I don't do spiders and if I can't find it I would be going crazy. There is probably something natural you can put together and spray in the bathroom.

TexWisGirl said...

sounds like the wolf spiders we get here. their leg span can be as large as the palm of my hand. and they're completely harmless. they scare the dogs, though, when they skitter around and touch their fur. :)

Dory and the Mama said...

EEEEeeek!!! Living in Northern California, I have had to "get used" to lots of spiders....ummmmm, or just be more aware...or just try and pretend they aren't really there... :-)

Denial is a wonderful thing....

Ruth Hiebert said...

Makes me feel things crawling on me just to read this.

Mildred said...

I would be just like you with the "what if's." I hate to see something like that and then lose it!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Oh I hate spiders! We have the brown recluse here in MO. I have a recipe you might try for getting rid of spiders I found on Pinterest. Can't vouch for it as I haven't tried it yet. It is 5 to 7 drops of peppermint oil in 16 oz water in a spray bottle. At least it isn't a chemical, which I don't like, either. I agree with Theresa that it sounds like what we call a wolf spider. They're big and scary, but aren't poisonous. Hope you get rid of him!

Gail said...

Try a glass of water, the spider may fall in and can't get out.

I might have to try a glass of relaxing liquid to stop thinking about the spider!

Good luck.

pattisjarrett said...

I've heard the further south one moves, the bigger the bugs. Probably true for spiders, too. Love your pictures, you are so good at that. What fun! You could invest in a beekeeper's suit until the threat has been contained or removed. I always keep a glass of water on my nightstand. There was a fly in it when I took my thyroid med the other morning!

SweetMarie said...

this is what I've been missing?! yuck!! I don't like spiders in the house. I think I told you I was bit by a brown recluse in my early 20's, not fun! I have a scar on the arch of my foot from where the flesh started to rot away. I was very lucky!
miss you..miss you!!!

Jo said...

Oh no, I know how you DON'T like spiders. Ergh. Hope she's gone back to where she came from.

EG CameraGirl said...

UH-OH! I didn't know your bathroom was such a scary place. ;))

DeniseinVA said...

Ewwww, my skin is crawling. I didn't know there were Brown Recluses in Florida???

DeniseinVA said...

Might be a while before I get down there again. LoL

Rose said...

I had this open forever yesterday afternoon...got sort of tickled with it. They way you are imagining the spider being here and there. Well, that is how I am after I have been in the woods/weeds and find a tick crawling on me. I keep thinking I feel one here or there....and just keep checking.

Rebecca said...

Oh dear! I am sure it grows by the day too and only gets bigger. Not that I want to give you nightmares of anything. My daughter is terrified of bugs. When her husband was deployed a wasp got into her apartment. She went to the office to have someone come kill it for her. Then there was a water beetle in the apartment. She sprayed it with Raid and kicked it under the dryer til her sailor came home and cleaned it up. It was there for months! She makes me laugh with her antics.

Felicia said...

Gaaaaccckkk, I hate spiders too. I did have one on me in bed one night.