Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Black Widow...

Saturday, after my 5 mile run, hubs and I decided to take a load of trash and junk to the dump. We loaded up the truck, then unloaded the junk into their respective bins at the dump. After that, we decided to go to the Dairy Queen and pick up lunch. After getting home and washing up, we ate that lovely lunch and then decided it was indeed nap time. After all, it was close to 100 degrees and we'd spent the morning working our tails off. I forgot to mention, I also went to the vet which was a good 20 minutes away, to pick up our dog's heart worm pills. Anyways, we must've been extremely tired because we slept almost 3 hours.
After waking, we decided it was time to clean out the garage. So, we spent a few hours cleaning out and organizing the garage (if you saw our garage, you'd understand why it took us so long). Afterwards, we took all the MISC crap that we didn't have space for and took it to the storage building. Mind you, it's now like 5pm. Windy's birthday party was at 6ish and we were a dirty mess. But, this stuff HAD to be done. So, we think it's going to be a quick trip to the storage building and then we'll just be fashionably late. Um, no.
We get to the storage unit that we rent and find that it's been taken over by black widows. There was a very pregnant black widow on my road bike and there were several babies all around her. When I say several, picture like 100. Not to mention, there were 2 egg sacs below my bike. GREAT.
We had nothing to kill them with. No spray, no nothing and we certainly weren't in the position to kill them all with our shoes. *cringe* Anyways, after about 10 minutes, we decided that hubs would make a run to Lowe's to pick up spider killer spray and I'd sit outside the storage building and watch the spiders to make sure they don't go and hide. About 20 minutes later, hubs came back with the killer spray. Let me tell ya, it takes FOREVER to kill a black widow with spray. The babies were easy to kill (ack, we're baby killers), but that momma wouldn't die for anything. We finally knocked her out with the spray and hubs stepped on her. Thankfully, no babies came out - just ooze.
Then, hubs decided to spray the entire storage building down with the spider killer. Then, we unloaded our truck into the building. By this point, it's after 7pm and we're a gross mess. Plus, Windy's party was about 45 minutes away and started around 6pm. So, of course, we decided to miss it. But, Windy, I hope you're not mad after reading the reason why we missed your party.

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