Remember that scene from Arachnophobia where the doctor comes home and finds the spiders crawling all over his walls?
Let me help:
Yeah. Gross, right? I hate spiders, but love the film–and that scene gives me the creepy crawlies every single time I watch it. It’s gross, but because I know it’s a cheesy 1990’s movie I can handle it.
UNTIL IT HAPPENS IN MY HOUSE.
So, I’ve had the flu. Sunday was awful, yesterday was mildly better, and today I hoped it was gone–only to be beaten back down again by a new wave of symptoms. Despite this, much of my energy is back and I decided to actually attempt making dinner tonight.
I haven’t really been in the kitchen much the past few days. Aside from the occasional pilgrimage to the fridge to refill my apply juice cup or get a new can of gingerale, my time there has been limited.
Today I decided to remedy that. I pulled out some ribs from my freezer, and prepared some broccoli and potatoes to go with it. As I was waiting for my oven to preheat, I was wandering in and out of the kitchen watching the news on TV. On one of my trips back in I happened to look up.
I noticed several little spots along the edge of my ceiling, so I decided to take a closer look.
That’s when I realized that they were all moving.
I jumped back and surveyed my whole kitchen ceiling–there were approximately 50 visible spiders crawling across it. Apparently a spider laid an egg sack above my new kitchen cupboards and they had just hatched and come out for a stroll.
Thankfully the Hubster was home, and he came to my rescue with our spider gun: the vacuum. He extended the hose and killed / sucked them all up while I pointed from a distance. After he had removed all the ones we could find (including the ones that were crawling all over my pretty curtains) he retreated to the office while I finished preparing dinner.
Before the timer went, I think I took out another 10 – 15 spiders.
Granted, they weren’t nearly as big (or deadly / cheesy) as the ones seen in the film, but it still completely grossed me out. Tomorrow my house will undergo a deep, deep clean. As far as I’m concerned, spiders are trespassing on my property and I will use deadly force.
I’ve checked the ceiling constantly all night, and I haven’t seen any more since my last attack with the vaccuum.
I’ll keep you posted.