Category: spiders

Bomb Cyclones, Snow Hurricanes and Other Dramas

During the great storm of 1992, I encountered an intruder in my home. My husband was away. That’s the first thing. Secondly, the storm was touted as “historical” and “major” and “dangerous” and other scary words, the scariest of which were “Snow Hurricane”. My children were 6 and 3. We lived on Elm Street. We…

At the Bates Motel, I Expect an Early Check-in and No Messy Shower Scenes

The cable guy came to my house yesterday, requiring access to spaces that haven’t been touched by a human hand, not to mention a Swifter duster, since 1978. All that activity disrupted the local spider population, which sent a spokesman to complain and demand compensation.  Their eight-legged emissary was waiting for me in the shower…

An Ethical Question

There is a small spider hanging from the ceiling of our hallway, just outside the kitchen.  It’s very light colored, practically invisible.  I almost walked into it which, for me, is a jump-up-and-down-screaming-and-hitting-myself-take-5-showers-curl-up-in-a-fetal-position-and-whimper scenario.  I just don’t like the little bastards.  Still, I wish the spider no harm. That little thing never did one bad…

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