Lost Spider

I had the day off so I decided to be productive and mow our big old back yard.  I opened the shed door and…..and….this was on the door!

I froze.  It was huge.  I usually leave spiders alone if they are outside just doing their spider thing.  But the thoughts of leaving a huge mutant jumping spider in the shed was just too much.  I kept having visions of it jumping on me every time I open the door.  I slowly backed away and then bolted into the house to get a fly swatter.  I didn’t have anything to swat it with and I didn’t want to use my shoe.  I would have been cleaning spider guts off for days.

I go back out with the fly swatter and….it was gone!  The spider was gone!  It took a minute, but I got brave enough to creep inside and get the lawn mower out.  After mowing I had to get the courage to open the door again to put it back.  I slowly open the door, ready to run if needed.  No spider on the door!  I decided to just get that mower back in the shed before I chickened out.  As I was lifting it into the shed, I saw it.  We have a cord storage reel and it was sitting on top of the cords.

“Hi Mr. Spider.  I’m just putting away the mower.  Nothing to see here.”

I just could not leave it alone.  I did NOT want that thing in the shed!  With a burst of courage (or stupidity) I grabbed the handle of the storage reel and threw it out of the shed.  I was sure it would knock the spider off.

I crept up on it, carefully checking the ground as I walked. As I neared it, I saw it burrow into the cords.  It had survived the crash!  Now it was hiding in the cords!

I gently put the storage reel back into the shed and closed the door.

My son will be mowing the lawn from now on.

Problem solved.

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My Week

How has your week been going?  Mine has been like this:

Sunday: Sick

Monday: Sick

Tuesday: Sick

Wednesday: Sick

Thursday: Sick, but with a bit of improvement.

I caught a virus and have been achy and fatigued and have a terrible sore throat (not strep).  Two weeks before this I had a stomach bug that lasted three days.  May is usually my favorite month, but not this year!

There, I got to complain so now I shall go to bed early as I work tomorrow and Saturday.  I hope I don’t share this virus with the kids!

Have a good evening, all!