Saturday, August 1, 2009

Never a Dull Moment

And on goes the apparent lack of need for sleep. I didn't go to bed until 1am but I woke up at 6 wide awake. I was able to fall back to sleep but the same thing happened at 7. I fell back to sleep and woke up at 8 and decided to get up. I rarely ever get up that early on a Saturday. But I was able to spend some good time with the Lord and get ready to go to the softball tournament. On the way to the field, driving through a drizzle, I decided that even I wasn't that die hard of a fan and I went to Walmart to return something instead. When I arrived back to the apartment I walked in on this interchange:
Emily: "Teresa, HELP!" Emily was on the couch watching TV so I couldn't figure out what she might need help with. She continued, "Go stand on that side of the TV." That side being the one closest to the sliding glass door.
Teresa: "Is there a big bug over there?"
Emily: "It's REALLY BIG! And I need help to kill it."
I walked over to the wall and there was a GINORMOUS spider on the wall. Seriously. And it was in our apartment. Which was my next statement to Emily.
Teresa: "That is disgusting. And it's in our apartment Emily. Where we live."
Emily: "Yes, I know. But how do we get it out."
Teresa: "I've killed the last two bugs. I think it's your turn."
There was much standing and staring at the spider. I have an odd fascination with spiders. They completely freak me out, but they pull me in all the same.
Teresa: "I think I need to take a picture." So I did.
Teresa: "Too bad neither of us have boyfriends to kill it."
Emily: "I know!"
Teresa: "I'd call my dad, but I'm pretty sure he would laugh at us."
Needless to say there was much standing and staring. Much squealing and jumping and waving of hands. But in the end, we had a dead spider. What teamwork! We can now continue to live in our apartment. No need to move out. Life can go on. Here are the pictures of the spider, with the 3 (orange) and 5 (blue) pound weights to show how big it was. Emily and I agree that the pictures make the spider look smaller than it actually was. Just know we are not exaggerating when we say it was HUGE!

So, what do you think? Disgusting, right? Huge, right? I told you so.


Mom said...

Call an exterminator! :)

Mom said...

Hmmmm. I killed 2 spiders this morning in my bathroom that look suspiciously like the one in your picture. Mine were more like baby spiders, maybe half the size of yours. Did you tell them to come visit me?