Tuesday, September 2, 2008

I think we have a problem.

We didn't accomplish much this weekend.

It was Labor Day weekend after all. The name itself implies lots of hard work but we all know Resting and Relaxing Day weekend would be a much better name for it.

We did manage to clean out our garage yesterday. Dan did this last year around this time, but the stack of mud laden toys and bikes and sidewalk chalk and paint were taking over, making it difficult to park our cars, so something had to be done.

We rinsed and rearranged and tossed and in addition to a dead frog that had gotten trapped under a pile of toys, we found a BLACK WIDOW SPIDER!

And after the whole garage was cleaned and straightened and swept, we found ANOTHER BLACK WIDOW SPIDER!

I guess at this point, you could say that we have a problem.

So my to-do list today looks like this:

1. Purchase spider spray.
2. Spray spider spray.
3. Frantically check the garage in 5 minute intervals for dead and dying spiders.

Good times, ya'll. Good times.

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27 comments:

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

YIKES! We have found several brown recluses over the years...NOT exactly comforting.

OK now go spray woman!

Denise said...

Yuck, gross,yuck!! I hate spiders!! Now, send those spiders back to hell where they belong, spray woman!! lol

Brittany said...

I am crying for you, right now. I loathe spiders... LOATHE them!

Rebekah said...

Ick- not so much to the spiders, but to the dead frog. I hate frogs.
Hope you get your spriders taken care of. Oh, you could let some bats loose- they will take care of it for you

Cherish said...

Ugh spiders are so gross! Our garae is full of spiders right now to the point where you can walk or look anywhere without seeing one. They are harmless though and come inside sheds and garages every year at this time. In a couple months we wont see them again until summer and then they will be in the evergreen trees outside. One time there was a massive one in the corner of an outside doorway. We didnt know what it was because it was at least 10 times bigger than any I had ever seen before. Turns out she was just pregnant and looking for a warm place for her eggs. So gross though, I cant stand the things. Ive never seen a black widow before and I hope I never do! They are not common in this area though and only come by way of grapes or something similar...

I feel for ya

Carol said...

Oh no not the black widow spiders. Those things are terrifying.

Hooray for living in a country that has no poisonous or scary snakes, bugs or spiders.

Creepy crawlies are my biggest phobia.

Annikke said...

I HATE, HATE, HATE spiders. ick!

Motherhood for Dummies said...

Don't you just love bug spray :)

acer4u73 said...

I just found your blog on another blog and how cute is it! I've just added you to my blog! Cleaning out the garage is one thing that I don't miss about having a house. We live in a condo at the moment in NC while trying to sell our house in Florida. Now the renters have to deal with the cleaning of the garage and we just have stuff to go through in the spare room.

Hope you got rid of those spiders, ICK!

Keyomi said...

ughhh..i hate spiders..and am sorry for this..hope u get all cleared of those spidies!

jennwa said...

I hope you get them all. Black widows are terrible.

beth said...

uck.. sometimes being a grown up homeowner is just no fun.

Heather said...

Good thing you cleaned out you garage. now that makes me want to clean mine out!

Mamasphere said...

There's such a thing as spider spray? I had no idea it could be that easy! Looks like Home Depot will be getting a visit from me tonight.

My Goodness said...

Ugh! We have those here, too...fortunately, I have seen one in a while...but I'm always looking!

Get'em girl!

Totallyscrappy said...

We had a black widow spider in our garage right before we moved. The boys spotted it and started screaming wildly while I was trying to get out their bikes and scooters. When I asked what the problem was they squealed, "Black Widdoooowwww!!"
Yeah, right. Uuhhuuh.
Well, looky there...8) Creepy...
You park a car in your garage? Funny. I've heard that some people do that. ;)

RR Mama said...

GGGGRRRROOOOSSSS!!!! I HATE HATE HATE Spider. The hair on the back of my neck is standing straight up. I am twitching all over. I feel the need for a garage clean out coming on. I had no idea they made spider spray. I need some of that!

Nap Warden said...

Spiders are the absolute worst!!!

Sandy C. said...

Yikes!!!!! That is the one thing that freaked me out most about living in Southern California. Well...black widows and mountain lions.

Hope you take them all out!!!!

Debra said...

Spray and Stomp!

Debra said...

Spray and Stomp!

Corey~living and loving said...

eeeekkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk...I don't mind spiders.....but not those. hugs!

Amanda said...

I hate insects!!! Hate them with a passion. Good luck with that project. My husband works for Home Depot and he's really handy dandy when it comes to spiders. If you need advice let me know.

jaime said...

*shudders* this post just gave me some CHILLS!
We don't have those in my state...i don't think! now i better go google that!

My friend that lives in OK has tarantulas and she's sent me pics of one that she had to kill with a SHOVEL it was so big! i would have an instant coronary, no joke.

Susie Q said...

Blech...I HATE spiders and most especially black widow spiders. I have never seen one in person and would rather not, thank you very much!

the dragonfly said...

When we lived in Bakersfield I found a black widow in my KITCHEN. I was so freaked, I cannot even tell you. Know how I killed it? Windex. I sprayed and sprayed and sprayed it with Windex. Then, just to make sure it was dead, I sprayed it some more. And then I stomped on it.

I am truly not exaggerating.

Andrea said...

I SOOOOO know what you were feeling, the whole heart stopping for a split second thing, yeah, I know...I got that feeling too! Labor day weekend I was pulling in my driveway, Alex was running towards me and I told her to stand right there. I get out of the car walk toward her and notice something on the driveway....A BABY COPPER HEAD...A DEAD BABY COPPER HEAD!!!! I about flipped out!!!