Tuesday, February 19, 2008


Frank found this in the hall just now.

There was some screaming (on my part) and a mad chase up and down walls and across the floor (on Frank's part) before he was caught...

... and returned to the great outdoors!

Thank goodness he (because all scary spiders are male aren't they?!) didn't run across the bed as happened last year.

I'm wondering if maybe we shouldn't close the front door after all.



At 3:24 am, February 20, 2008, Blogger Angela said...

i always say with a certain amount of pride that i am not afraid of spiders, but where i come from, we would call that "spider" a horse. holy smokes! it's huge.

At 6:30 am, February 20, 2008, Blogger Cherie said...

Shivers up and down that thing is HUGE!!

Maybe you can find a recipe for it in one of your cookbooks --- JUST KIDDING.

Who took the photo, you or Frank? I'm always afraid the things will jump into my hair or onto my back.


At 8:05 am, February 20, 2008, Blogger Sandy's Notes said...

You are kind to have saved that big papa for the outdoors. I wonder how grateful he was! I would not have shown him the mercy you did.

I wouldn't worry about closing the front door. He can probably let himself in.

At 8:57 am, February 20, 2008, Blogger Lucidiocy said...

I'm screaming with you.

At 8:33 pm, February 20, 2008, Blogger Cecily said...

Frank found the spider and advised me not to walk down the hall... at first I thought there might have been a human intruder at the door. I grabbed the camera (of course) and took the photo in the mostly dark, from a distance because I had bare feet and didn't want to be jumped on and bare feet mixed with spiders always make me nervous!

At 10:14 pm, February 20, 2008, Blogger mountainmama said...

Oh dear...I'm afraid you lot wouldn't be very happy up here in Northern NSW...those guys are practically house-pets!

I've grown up with them, and seem to be teaching my son my blase attitude to them. He comes and tells me when he sees another one...because he wants to give it a name...

I can hear the squealing from here... rotflmao

At 2:56 am, February 21, 2008, Blogger Deanna said...

So. This is why I really couldn't live in Australia. And you go barefoot?! I guess the little eight-legged critters here mainly find me in the bathroom, with nothing on. They know when we're vulnerable!

(Yes, the personal tales of woe bring in the comments! But you and I are doing fine, and we don't concern ourselves with those numbers anymore, right? :o))

At 8:49 am, February 21, 2008, Blogger Pam said...

So I have some free time and I thought I'd wander on over to Cecily's blog to relax and have a good read... AAAAAAACK!!!! Next time I'm bringing a can of Raid. And the biggest shoe I can find. And maybe a gun.

At 9:00 am, February 21, 2008, Blogger Angela said...

hey cecily,

i just sent you my essay, but i didn't realize when i sent it that you requested it through my blog - so i responded to that. did you still get it?

At 6:32 pm, February 21, 2008, Blogger Mike S said...

My theory is 'spiders very small, people very big. Spider lose if big contestant see him 1st.' I always put them outside and we have remarkably few mosquitos in summer.


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