Fessin’ Up

I squealed like a little girl this morning.

There are times and places I expect bugs: window sills, porches, under trees and logs, etc.

I do not expect them to fall out of the laundry as I’m transferring clothes from the washer to the dryer.  The evil thing leapt out of the shirt I had in my hand, waved at me (or maybe gave me the bird, I don’t speak spider), and ran under the washer.

The worst part is knowing that big honker is still alive; that’s one tough mother.  Have you seen the spin cycle on an HE washer?


#1 boogiemum on 10.26.07 at 5:13 pm

I hate spiders and would of screamed, too. The only thing I hate more than spiders is snakes…

Our washer/dryer is out in the garage. As we use rags and stuff I will put them in a basket by the washer. One day as I grabbed a pile to put in the washer a snake slithered out…

#2 Margo on 10.26.07 at 7:07 pm

Ummm…It survived the wash?? Some mutant spider you’ve got there. Maybe we won’t be visiting tomorrow. 😉 Yikes. How big?

#3 brambledoula on 10.26.07 at 7:44 pm

I have an image in my head of you clinging from your laundry room ceiling going “Eeeeeeeeeeee!!!”

#4 Klinde on 11.03.07 at 5:59 pm

Spiders I can handle… It is the element of surprise that freaks me out and gives me the heebies…

#5 Paula on 11.06.07 at 5:32 pm

That’s the Lowcountry for you. Only one thing tougher than the spiders and that’s our cat sized palmetto bugs. EWW those things creep me out. But I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else 🙂

#6 Heidi @ Carolina Dreamz on 11.12.07 at 6:21 am

I second what Paula said!

When I first moved to the south (Florida) the Orkin lady told me that Palmetto bugs would fly towards a flash light.. and that’s when I started doing much more in the dark!

I think I have childhood bug horror memories. Even those that will not bite me freak me out! I have been known to cry if they touch me, too! I can kill them if I feel they are trying to attack me! LOL

#7 Heather on 11.16.07 at 3:33 pm

LOL Heidi, I distinctly remember being chased down the hall by kamikaze palmetto bugs. The thought of them getting in my hair completely and utterly skeeves me.

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