Monday, August 15, 2011

Trying to remember how I ever got through deployments.

Guys. I'm not really afraid of bugs. I'll squish any thing I see. But Friday as I was running out the door for work, I saw a big black blob out of the corner of my eye in the downstairs bathroom. Then I saw this:

I literally froze. My mouth was open. A little squeak came out. And I did not know what to do.

I don't know if you guys can tell but this spider is bigger than a half dollar. You can't just SQUISH something that big. I was already running a little late so I didn't have much time to think about what to do. My biggest concern was the spider crawling across the entire house and biting Jack while I was at work and poisoning him and Jack dying. Obviously, I was thinking rationally. So I decided needed to trap the spider in the bathroom somehow. I'm sure every one of you is thinking duh, throw a bowl over it. Well, that would be the rational thing to do. Like I said, I was totally thinking rationally. Not. Instead, I closed the door and rolled up the doormat and stuck it in space between the door and floor so the spider could not get out.

Then I called Matt and told him about it. He laughed at me, probably in disbelief at my stupidity. He reminded me spiders, even giant ones, can fit through little spaces. Then I worried about the spider escaping and killing our pup all day. Until I got this text:


Thank goodness for husbands. And non-deployable jobs.


  1. That spider is seriously freaky looking!!!

  2. ack!! the scariest thing to me is how hairy it is in that picture -- that means you KNOW it was big!!