I am not a fan of bugs, insects, winged creatures, slithering entities, or anything else that makes my skin crawl. I do not set spiders free; I kill them. I shriek like a little girl when I see most bugs and have been known to jump up on the couch when avoiding them.
We have been officially in Muldrow now for just over 24 hours and I swear I have encountered more of these evil creatures during this time than the entire three years we lived in Kentucky! This might be a slight exaggeration, but it is close. My skin is crawling just thinking about it.
There are two BIG spiders right outside the front door that have already covered me in web once, and unless I wake up tomorrow morning and they have spelled something in their web by channeling Charlotte, they better pack their weblings or say their farewells. Yesterday, apart from the devious beings I encountered in the house, a fly dive-bombed my ear while unpacking the cars, and a spider decided to hitch a ride on my arm to Sonic when I went to get dinner. EEEWWWW!
This morning after feeling refreshed from a shower and eating a tasty chicken sandwich a sweet parishioner brought over, I went to look out the front door and was attacked by not one, not two, not even three, but four lime-green grasshoppers who had somehow snuck their way inside. Screaming was involved!
After expelling them from the house, which I did humanely, this time, I went back to finish drying my hair. I was actually starting to feel my pulse-rate return to normal, when all of a sudden I felt a pinch on my foot. I’m not sure, but I think I might have had a mini-stroke as I jumped about a foot into the air. I looked down to see what foul creature was hunting me this time, and I saw two, big, blue eyes looking up at me and one, toothy, ornery grin.
Aaron stood laughing uncontrollably in the door-frame and Micah pulled up my leg, standing with arm outstretched for me to pick him up. I still couldn’t move at this point, so Aaron scooped him up and I planted a big kiss on Micah’s head. It’s a good thing I jumped up instead of kicking out or stomping, which were two reactions I’m much more prone to. Squished Micah is not much fun.
So add to the long list of things to get or fix in the house lots of bug spray, ant traps, wasp killer, and any other potion made to eliminate buggies. Now, what do you get to trap a Micah?