Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Texas Spiders



I'm on the phone with some cable tech, since, well, our cable was out. It was a minor fix of having to reset the battery of the router box. Just unplug the power cord, take out the battery, wait two minutes and plug everything back in.

No big deal. Except the box is in the garage behind a shelf with a bunch of Christmas decoration boxes and the electrical outlet is on the ceiling by the garage opener mechanisms.

And a freakin spider as big as my palm--no exaggeration--is on the floor between the two!

I'm moving boxes and ladders and hopping back and forth between the two with a cell phone on speaker with tech guy explaining what I'm to do while I'm explaining to him how freaked out I am by this monstrosity of a spider eyeballing me.

Battery recharged and cable guy asks me to go inside and check the reception. I politely ask him to hold on a minute and grab the closest baseball. It happens to be aluminum.

I can only imagine tech dude grinning as he hears clang after clang of aluminum striking cement while me and superspider head off. Man that thing was quick, but I had a longer reach.

Not going into the garage barefoot anymore . . .

4 comments:

Sandra Ferguson said...

Glad you beat the spider. Totally have to watch out for the brown recluse. Of course, your pic doesn't look brown, so it's all good. Glad the cable is back up and running. You're probably on a permanent tape that will run in their system now. 'How to talk customers through anything.' You go, girl. Spiders away.

Clover Autrey said...

Def not a brown recluse or a tarantula though it was big enough. I looked it up and it was a harmless house spider on hyped up Hulk juice.

A tiny lizard got in my house yesterday and thinking it was another spider I nearly jumped out of my pants.

Marilyn Yarbrough said...

That thing is huge. Not a brown recluse, but maybe a radiation produced giant spider. Do you live on a nuclear test site?

Clover Autrey said...

No test site (I don't think--maybe I should investigate), but we do live near a protected wooded area. I thought coyotes were my biggest worries.