Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Tuesday's Troubles

You might recognize this spot from yesterday, it's right next to the swing where I sit in my pj's enjoying coffee in the morning. It looks pretty peaceful, like oh, sure sit down and have a cool beverage after you water Pam. It's hot, you need a break. Don't worry, nothin' goin' on around here.

Dangerous neighborhood

Until some water hit the little house and !!BAM!! out popped the fattest black widow spider I have ever seen! HOLY CRAP! THAT IS NOT COOL.  Way. Not. Cool.

Worst part? I cannot find it now. 


Blogger mascanlon said...

I hate that! We sometimes have them in our garden too and I stay inside for a week or too after spotting one. But think of the sewing you'll get done. Oh and one more hint, if you are still out turning over pots and peeking into hiding spots wear leather gloves.

6:13 AM  
Blogger My Vintage Mending said...

Perhaps you could enjoy that spot through the safety of the glass window inside for a while!

So not cool....Renee

6:38 AM  
Blogger Catsngrams said...

Oh I hate those. I keep my eyes peeled for them all the time. They like to hide in our garage. I do not venture out without my shoes and I shake my boots if I have left them out. Good luck on finding her.

6:42 AM  
Blogger Melissa P said...

The worst part is imagining all the places she could have gone. Maybe she moved on to the neighbor's house. Nothing like a black widow sighting to keep you in the house at the sewing machine.

7:19 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Ok, no more going out on the deck in my bare feet anymore.

7:24 AM  
Blogger Debbie Johnson said...

I would have wet my pj's! Hope you "Raid" the little house. Yuck!!

7:33 AM  
Anonymous Suzanne said...

I'd say it's time to fumigate that little house! Go out after dark with a flashlight and a can of Raid and you'd probably be shocked at the number you'll find! : (

7:38 AM  
Anonymous Robyn of Coffee and Cotton said...

I hate spiders. I'd rather see a snake. Go out with your coffee and a BLOW TORCH!

8:07 AM  
Anonymous Kelly said...

ACK!!! Some of these comments are much better than my own personal spider strategy: Pretend it didn't happen.

10:46 AM  
Blogger Miss Jean said...

If I was there I would come and do spider patrol. They don't seem to bother me for some reason. Must run in the family. My grandson "caught" one once and had it in a jar for a pet. The neighbor man had to explain to him how that wasn't the thing to do.

That said, I found a big black Colorado spider in the hall bathroom last night. He got away and ran down the register before I could "flush" him. Not sure what they have out here but I think I'll get some Home Defense spray and spray the perimeter of the house. One more thing on my list!!!

12:13 PM  
Blogger CuteStuffInside said...


2:13 PM  
Blogger Bari Jo said...

Yipes.... ewwwwwwwww... ick........ scream........heebie jeebies... chills up and down my spine.... don't worry - they build really sticking, rippy webs... I bet you find her really fast... when I see one, hubby goes out at night and sure enough - with a flash light - you can usually see them starting to rebuild their web or hanging out where you saw it.... - have hubby go out with his flash light... and a shoe (not yours)... heh... I liked the blow torch idea from one of your readers! Yipes - they freak me out - we get a lot of them around here too... I am scared stupid when I see any spider - but those freak me out the worst....

3:11 PM  
Blogger Pam in IL said...

YIKES! I'm going to have nightmares for a week!!! I just opened up my browser and the first story I see is about a home infested with spiders and now your blog post is about a spider.

Cute little house and planter -- except for that spider you can't find. I'd have the can of bug killer and spray the whole area.

7:45 PM  
Blogger Reb Thack said...

Hate them! We've got them, too. I loathe the kids out playing in the garden just knowing those buggers are lurking around.

Did you check IN the little cottage birdhouse in your picture? That would be my guess as to a dry dark and cool place it might retreat to.

8:24 AM  

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