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.