My eldest stopped munching on his breakfast cereal the other morning and causally said, "Hey Mom - look at the spider hanging in a web by the slider door." I admit, I didn't turn around and look and offered an indifferent "Uh-hmmm." Spiders on our deck - totally normal. We face the woods.
But, when Annalyse started frantically saying, "Mom! Mom!" and making roaring noises like an animal, I turned around.
Lord have mercy.
I'd like to share how I removed this beastly critter, but it's more than you want to know. Trust me. But I promise you I heard every bone in its body break so I know it's not returning.
My first thought was, "Goodness - you are indeed an eager homeschooled kid. Simmer down." But, in the time that same thought was happening I was also thinking, "Good grief! I bet this stupid snake is here because he can eat spiders like the giant one I just killed!"
I'm not kidding.
Where in blazes do I live? What is this place I call home? We are being overrun by vermin!