I got out of the shower this morning and grabbed the bath towel off the heated towel rail, opened it up....and there was an 8-legged thing on it (they're called eeks in our house, I can't even say the word, I have a pathological fear of them). I dropped the towel on the floor and ran out of the bathroom naked and dripping everywhere, yelling for husband, who came upstairs to deal with it. Unfortunately, he's so slow coming up the stairs nowadays, the thing had disappeared by the time he got in the bathroom. So now I know there's one in there somewhere (probably loads actually) and I'll be thinking about that every time I go for a wee. 😒 Not a good start to the day!
Oddly enough, I don't mind them too much in the garden (although I wouldn't like one running over my foot) - I guess because it's their domain, not an enclosed space, and a much bigger area. We do get quite a lot of them in our house though, in fact I feel like a nervous wreck sometimes in late summer when they all start appearing regularly - especially the big ones. I'm just glad husband doesn't mind them and can deal with them, goodness knows what I'd be like if he wasn't around. Betty will pounce on them and eat them if she sees one, which is just as gruesome. Ones on the ceiling are the worst, as far as I'm concerned, the thought of one drop----oh I'm not even going to finish the sentence *shudders*. I once saw the comedian Phill Jupitus do a stand up comedy routine on TV years ago, about a big 8-legged thing in his house - apparently he's scared of them too. The story he told was clearly very exaggerated for comedy purposes, but it was just so exactly how I would feel that I was absolutely helpless with laughter, I could identify with every word he said.
And sorry to those of you who love all creatures and won't harm any of them - in our house husband whacks them....none of this putting the poor things outside - they'll only come back in again! It's either me or them - and I'm more important, I cook his meals, wash his clothes, do all his admin, and remind him where he's put his house/car/garage/shed keys (as he always forgets).
It's a lovely day again, clear blue sky and sunshine, although still a bit chilly, not shorts weather yet. Going to make an asparagus, leek and goats cheese quiche for lunch, using our own leeks and the first of our new year's asparagus. Fish and chips for tea, from the freezer not the chippy - husband can do it to give me a break.