THEY'RE COMING IN FROM THE COLD..........
...... and I don't like it! It's those long legged spiders - usually dark browny black - huge things with beady eyes - and they just show up out of no-where. It's that time of year. Not a Halloween thing - but a fall thing. They are cold, and want to come inside apparently but I have not invited them..... They scurry along the floor like giant A T Walkers ( you know those big lanky machines from Star Wars that set out to invade the countryside). I think they were in those Japanese "B" movies too kind of like Planet of the Apes. They always play intimidating music and zoom in on their faces in those movies. Anyways, I want to know where they come from? I live in an apartment on the 2nd floor! and I've looked around and I have baseboard moulding around the walls! Do they come up the bathtub hole? If so, how do they climb up the slippery sides? Under doorways, I mean this is a retro building so I guess it's possible. Climb up the outside walls like ninja's and wait for me to open the sliding door on the balcony? Surely they are not that smart. As soon as you see them, they take off under the couch you are sitting on or in my case the big ottoman that my feet are resting on. I am afraid to put my feet on the floor so I slide the ottoman aside because it's on rollers and the hardwood floors make that pretty easy. The spider is nowhere to be found. Now this bothers me even more that I don't know where its gone. He was a big guy and he just disappears? How can I go to bed and sleep peacefully when he ( and I'm sure it's a he) could just roam in there and decide he is going to make his way up to higher ground?
It's unsettling. I know there are people who carefully slip spiders onto a piece of paper and let them out the door. Well thank you very much because like I said earlier, they come right back in uninvited - and likely after they have increased their family 10 fold. All they did was go out and tell the rest of the gang that they found an easy way in I'm sure of it. They hop on crates and come into your grocery store on fruits from other places even. Like gypsy's travelling around the globe for free and making a home whereever they feel like it. Now I get the circle of life thing and all but I'm sorry, I am keeping a big old army boot close by so I can get him before he gets me. And don't go getting all mad at me over this because if I had a cat and the cat got him before me, no-one would be all over the cat I'm sure. Disney could make a movie about this whole thing and I liked Charlotte's Web when I was a kid by the way. But it's just not the same. These beady eye, hairy legged A T Walkers would do well to stay in the barn and spin a big old web. There they would live happily ever after. That would be a good Disney ending. The spider and me both live happily ever after.
So that's it. That's today.