Tuesday, January 27, 2009

TOTALLY CREEPED OUT!

I just got back from the tennis court in my neighborhood with my kids. The two little ones where in the double jogger which I haven't used in a while. I take advantage of the time the 4 year old is in preschool to avoid pushing two. Anyways, on the way back home the 4 year old started yelling SPIDER.....sure enough, in the canopy was a spider....not only a spider but a genuine black widow. Luckily I got the guys out quickly then got the spider out too. No I didn't kill it. Maybe I should have but I left it about a block from home. I double checked on line that it really was a black widow. I really DIDN'T want it to be. My skin STILL feels the heebie geebies............... I read on the internet that they usually stay outside but in cold weather come into buildings. This has been an unusually cold winter in Eastern North Carolina.
Lesson learned : check ALL the crevices esp after not being used in a while.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yuck. I remember seeing one in our garage when I lived there. I am pretty sure I killed it!. At least it is warm enough to get outside and take a walk. Very cold here as you know and still alot of snow on the ground. Oh well.

renae said...

ACK!!! I am getting all itchy and creeped out just thinking about it!

Anonymous said...

eeeewwwwww!

S. Kimzey Daniels said...

Don't only check the crevices, watch your laundry. Once I was doing a load of towels, I bent over to grab the next handful and there, smack dab where I was ready to grab, was a baby Tarantula! My daughter's friend warned me that the mother would come looking for it and I should be careful!!!
Dun-dun-dun-dun!!!

Crumbs said...

@ S.K.D.
that's it - I'm leaving texas

channelmarker said...

Well, I had "SPiderman" (that is what my boys called him) aka Terminex out today to kill all things with more than 4 legs. I was starting to feel better when....my 12 year old wanted to watch Animal Planet "BItten" tonight....Yup, you guessed it....they were talking about spider bites...........GROSS. I won't be having pleasant dreams tonight!