Monday, June 11, 2012


I don't have a phobia about spiders. I really don't. I'm sure I don't. In general, I think spiders are a useful part of the whole circle-of-life thing. I'm glad that they eat other annoying insect pests, and they're generally quiet and unobtrusive. Except that they leave their abandoned webs in high, unreachable places above my kitchen, and then those old webs collect termite wings and look messy, I kind of like spiders.

However . . .

I've discovered that I don't like large and hairy spiders. I especially don't like them on my bed, in the middle of the night . . . when I'm using the bed.

It didn't help the situation that the spider was about the size of the palm of my hand. And, did I mention that it was hairy?????

There is no picture with this post. The night of the spider, I was only thinking about having a big, hairy spider in my bed - I wasn't thinking about blogging! Allen and Ben came to my rescue with a broom, and when they told me the situation was under control, I happily went back to bed. I could go looking for photos of similar spiders . . . but I think I'm okay with not reliving the spider visitation just now.


Anonymous said...

Yuck!....haven't been unfortunate enough to find one of those in my villa in Honduras yet!...hope I never do!
Margo, from Canada

Pam Llewellyn said...

Ick...... I keep telling you that's why I could NEVER live in Honduras..... and why you're lucky you can get me to even come VISIT Honduras!! And if you or the kids try to sneak any of your local critters into my luggage..... well, watch out!!

Randall and Rachel Beita said...

I am glad there is no picture! I don´t like spiders at all!

Anonymous said...

Nope, not fond of spiders either. I think one of those big hairy spiders was climbing down the wall where Mike and Allen were sleeping on one of our mission trips. It was a school room in San Rafael (I think).
Anyway Mike saw it but it was climbing down the wall near Allen who was happily Mike just went back to sleep!! Guess he knew Allen wasn't worried! LOL!! Beth Webb
Hey Charlie is coming with the McSweeney's in August!
And Ryan and Justin and Jackie who have all been before. Wish I could come too but not this time. : (