Friday, October 30, 2009

Remember That Time the Cricket Spider Made Me Cry?

like. a. little. freakin'. baby.

The one about "Horace?"

Here's an update.
I haven't been able to teach him how to do my laundry.
In fact, I think he hates me for throwing
countless whatever-is-within-reach items at him.
How do I know this?

I walked downstairs to the basement last night
to throw some scrubs into the wash for work next week.
What do I see waiting for me at the bottom of the stairs?

Not one, not two, not three
but FOUR Horaces.
With tiny pitchforks and torches in their hands
as if to say,
"Hey Lady, you wanna mess with us?"

What did I do?
I started crying.
And carrying on like a small child.
And screaming for my husband.
Who probably thought I was having a heart attack
what with all the screaming and carrying on nonsense.

Hubs, er, Prince Charming,
er, my Knight in Shining Armor
quickly came to my rescue and
squashed those tiny (GIANT) buggers with this
month's JCREW catalog. (le sigh).

Only after he could catch his breath-
what with all the laughing he was doing.
At my expense, of course.

I hate my basement.
And doing laundry.


  1. I would do the same thing. In fact I did when I found a roach... and it was already dead!

  2. I would have done the same thing! I have to go down into our basement to do laundry as well and I'm always freaked out over what I might find down there!

  3. oh no!! hoping for no more scary critters!!

  4. I act like that with MICE! I just can't stand them and they freak me to tears!

  5. awwww.... im sorry the bugs made you cry!!! Im glad hubby was there to save the day... xxxooo

  6. Just the thought made my skin crawl. I hate bugs. All bugs. If I were you, I'd just buy stock in Febreeze!

  7. I would totally do the same thing! Our basement is unfinished at the moment and I can't STAND going down there!!!

  8. aww you poor thing! That sucks I am sure I would have ran screaming from the room and refused to go back until all creatures had been exterminated.

  9. Hahaha I would have reacted in the exact same way. A couple of weeks ago, I had sat down on our couch and was getting ready to cover up in our oh-so-soft blanket when I saw a spider chilling on it right beside me. I jumped up screaming, then started crying and ran into the bedroom. I was seriously half a second away from covering myself up with the part of the blanket the spider was on. Spiders are seriously my biggest fear. So glad the hubby was there this time!

  10. i totally would have done the same thing! yay for hubs to the rescue!

  11. I found a roach in my bathtub once while the hubs was out of town. I put the cat in the tub to kill it and when he just wanted to play with it, I started crying! I finally had to kill it but I bawled the whole time!

  12. ewwwww gross bugs!! I also hate my basement AND more importantly doing laundry & folding it :(

  13. Your Aunt Jan has the same problem, with sp----s, if you get my drift. It is great to have hubby's that come to our aid, though. Love you!

  14. Dude, I don't blame you in the slightest. In Florida we have Palmetto bugs which are like flying roaches. Whenever I see one of those bad boys I screech at the top of my lungs until the hubs takes care of it!


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