Reruns: Damned spiders

Photo Credit: Heather PateyAnd Sat Down Beside Her

I actually like spiders, or used to.

At the very least, I have nothing against them. Witness the one humongous critter still living in my kitchen window that started as a small itsy thing in that same spot last summer. (Not pictured at right. It turns out that I don’t actually have a photo of a spider…..)

I’m not so sure now.

I spent part of yesterday throwing out crap from the basement, stuffing things back into boxes, putting boxes on shelves and so forth. It seems that I must have disturbed something down there because we were treated to a rerun of past experiences at 5:30 this morning.

The smoke detectors in question are hard-wired into the electrical, so pulling the battery until morning is out.

I may be needlessly blaming spiders. It could have been simple dust. It could have been baby earwigs, but I don’t want it to be so it isn’t.

Whatever it is, it’s getting sucked out. Today I’m beginning The Vacuum War downstairs.

Run, spiders. Run!

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Teri says:

    Well, I went searching through your blog for the referred to poem (I must go down to the sea again, the lonely sea and sky…..). Yes, it’s one of my all time favorites (and the fact that Captain Kirk on Star Trek recited part of it has nothing to do with it). In the process I cam across a lot of great stuff. Thanks for the info on printing on organza as I was going to do this for a quilt that is currently cooking in my brain. Then I came across the comic “Frazz.” I enjoy this one too….in addition to it’s being funny, the cartoonist is local….He’s from Kalamazoo and was a student at WMU where my son is now a student…..

    Oh, and the potty stuff is too funny. I can remember being told boys are harder to potty train than girls. To that I say “baloney.” Both my boys were out of diapers before the age of 2. Of course, teaching them that you can’t pee just anywhere…….

    teri

  2. sureby says:

    Ugh. I hope it is not baby earwigs. Our nice earwig-free winter will soon be over and as much as I am looking forward to spring, I do dread having to be alert for those blasted earwigs hiding in places I least expect them.

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