I ran to the kitchen to see what was going on and she points to my oven. In between the glass of my oven was a giant spider. I calmly said, "I just wanted to let you know something, if that thing gets out of there you are gonna hear me scream like you never heard me scream before": LOL!! Just about the time I ended my sentence it comes crawling out of the oven. Did I mention I had just called my husband and was in the process of telling him what was going on when it crawled out? Well all my husband got was a good scream in the ear for about 5 mins. So needless to say he had quite the adrenaline rush, not knowing what was going on yet.
So here is this giant spider on the loose. Did I mention that of all the animals in the world, spiders are what I dislike, no hate, the most of all. Now you can tell me all day long how the bible says that we have dominion over animals but I wasn't feeling that this spider knew that and I wasn't about to tell him.
So anyway this spider managed to get in every spot that I couldn't swat with the cookie sheet that I had grabbed in my frantic state. Moving on to plan B, I had my daughter keep an eye on it while I looked for some bug spray. I found some and while it was on the wall I sprayed it. Well that went over like a ton of bricks. Instead of dying quickly like I had anticipated it jumped off the wall and behind a table. Again where I couldn't hit it.
Then out of nowhere it appears on the wall again and makes its way to the ceiling. So my daughter hands me my Swiffer Wet Jet to hit it with. (Word of caution, don't hand a frantic woman who hates spiders a hard mobile object. ) I make my attempt to hit it on the roof with this and of course I missed it and it jumped down and in my panic state I chuck the Swiffer forward which in turns knocks over 2 glass jars on my shelf, one full of sea glass and the other shells. They swiftly fall to my awaiting terrazo floor. Yup you guessed it, glass everywhere.
Did I mention that the spider is still on the loose but now we don't know where it is. But it seems to like that one wall and once again reappears. I spray it with bug spray again and watch it drop to the floor. It made its way to the corner of the room where I pretty much finished the can of bug spray off on it. Just as I was starting to relax a bit it started to crawl away again. What was in this bug spray, water?
I was now a determined individual. I grabbed my cookie sheet and threw it at the spider crawling on the floor and of course missed again. UGH!!! I grab it one more time and this time got that thing and smooshed it into next week.
I did finally call my husband back and let him know that we weren't dying.
If anything, I got a good laugh putting this down in writing so I hope you were also entertained by my unwelcomed visitor. Oh and if you would like to see a blurry picture of it, scroll down.
Here he is on the ceiling.
Pleasant dreams. *wink*