Nov 1, 2011
Strangers in the Night
We lived in the Best Western for 11 days before we closed on our house. We were scheduled to close at 2, but checkout of the hotel was noon. Hindsight being 20/20, we should have booked the room for another day. As it was, I dropped of our luggage in the shed of the new house so we could hurry and move into our new house. That night, when I pulled our things into the house, I didn't realize I had some stowaways. Mike and I unrolled our sleeping bags, turned off the lights, and settled down to Netflix on our iPhones. Laying on my stomach, I saw a shadow between me and the pillow and upon turning on the light, discovered a spider the size of a quarter. Mike destroyed it and after my heart stopped racing, I lay back down. Not 20 seconds later, a shadow scurried up between my arms! As soon as that spiders little life had ended, I drove the 30 minutes to Walmart to buy spider spray and traps. In my trap setting and spraying, I discovered several more "little friends" who had hitch-hiked their way in. Thankfully, our furniture arrived the next day and we no longer have to sleep on the floor. I must have scared away the rest of the spiders with my massacre, because we've only seen one more in the house since!