Sunday, 27 March 2011

A Very Traumatic Time.

I was enjoying my Sunday morning - the loss of the hour didn't bother me much and as my work on a Sunday has now ceased I decided to sort some of my washing. I have a room just off my kitchen where I keep my tumble drier and hang my washing to dry. As I went into said room I heard a rustling, I looked behind me and there was the biggest spider I have seen in a long time - it was HUGE! Now my usual reaction is to scream hysterically and run for my life but I am in the house on my own no one will rush gallantly to my aid - what should I do? I run into the kitchen and slam the door but the thing is only inches away from my clean washing - what if it runs and hides in it and then jumps out at me later. I realise that I have the advantage here - it's out in the open and I can deal with it - oh yes I grab a glass and attempt to cover it. But did I mention that it's the biggest spider - IN THE WORLD - a simple glass is not big enough. I have to rush off and find a plastic tub. Now in all this time it has not moved - it's conserving it's energy, I pluck up the courage to slowly inch closer (after placing a rubber band around my wrist to prevent it running up my sleeve)and I succeed in containing the beast. I am now free to collapse on the floor hyperventilating and quivering like a jelly. Now I know I could have taken it out straight away with my broom but I'm not like that - 'let a spider run alive ' and all that so I can now forget about it till my husband comes home and he can deal with it. So I wait - I check on it now and then just to make sure that it doesn't over turn the tub in a desperate bid for freedom - but it doesn't move - not even a millimetre. My husband returns I puff out my chest 'look how brave I am - I captured a spider all by myself'' - my husband goes to put it out and.........it's dead. All that effort - the blood, sweat and tears and fear and I captured a dead spider - good job no one was looking!
Hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend and I hope that your rooms remain spider free! Blogger is playing up and won't let me post any pic today so I will come back with some later - Jacqueline xx.
EDIT: OMG - just seen my comments and Cath in Cyprus has tarantulas running about her yard - I am so not paying her a visit! No offence Cath xx.

5 comments:

  1. OMG !!!!!! You're braver than me,I'm affraid any spider in my house has to die or get eaten by Monty ( my beloved golden retriever ). Hope there are none for Tuesday or I might just have to bring the dog!!!!!! Loving your work as usual. Bev.x

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  2. LOL you have cheered up my day.....

    Cathx

    PS we normally get tarantulas at this time of year running around the courtyard!

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  3. Thank you so much for this amazingly funny story. I so needed a good laugh & this really did help ALOT.

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  4. The worst one was the one on the bedroom wall..... I didn't sleep in that room that night! Will put a photo on my blog for you if I can find it.

    Cathx

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  5. This is so funny! Because it is so true - I recognise my own behaviour in all your description. You deserve a medal/chocolate/new stamps (delete as applicable!)

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