Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Esta Es Un Gran Tarantula!!

Well, it was bound to happen. The big bad tropical bugs make their first appearance last night. Of course it would be in the room where the 4 kids sleep. The 8 ran out hysterical screaming that there was a tarantula in the room.
Sure enough, on the corner wall was a big bad creature straight out of "Arachnaphobia" (for the record, I've never been able to watch all of it). It wasn't the biggest bug I've ever seen, but it was the size of a hand. The gate guard was nice enough to come squish the heck out of it with his heavy boots. They're faster than I expected.

Other than the spider, yesterday was a pretty calm day for me...I laid around the house reading while rain flooded portions of the house. Reminded me of some days I had as a teenager at the lake.


Veggie Mom said...

I'm from North Texas, and we had tarantulas in our garden. They're not so scary when you get used to them! BTW, I'm hosting a Recipe Week on my blog, starting tomorrow. Please stop by and see what's cookin'!

Emily ~ Little Window Shoppe said...

Good thing tarantula's are generally nice big bugs, but either way I would have been so scared by its size in my house!

Heathen's Hearth said...

*shudders* I hate spiders...glad ya'll got it!