Do NOT give God, Mother Nature or anyone else any ideas. The Cascadia Subduction is years behind schedule.
At least we don't have Australia's bugs or reptiles or bat creatures? I'm going with the silver linings part as much as I possibly can.
spider season is coming
I think it’s already here. A couple weeks ago I had a spider move into my car, which I didn’t realize until I was driving when it crawled across the windshield. I then looked down at the dash and realized it was covered in webs. I partially blame Covid, because I hadn’t driven in a week or so. It was one of my worst fears come to life!
Fun Spider Story. My former mother-in-law was deathly afraid of spiders. When the ex was about 13/14 they moved from California to Washington. They were driving up I-5 in an old Corvair (yes, I'm old.) at a pretty good clip somewhere along the central valley of California when a teeny, tiny wood spider came down from the rear-view mirror. Like, smaller than a pencil eraser, barely a speck of dust sized spider. She screamed and panicked so hard that she climbed out of her seat AND INTO THE BACK SEAT while the car was driving, on I-5, at full speed. With only her teenage son in the front passenger seat. He thankfully knew what to do and steered the car to the side of the freeway as it decelerated and got it to a stop. She jumped out of the car, screaming and trying to dust the spider off her. The spider that was never *on* her.
Yes, I know it's probably not fully to people who are scared of spiders, but even SHE laughed. Like, two decades later, when he was telling this story.
The spiders are definitely already here. I've had to deal with several of the giant house spiders a couple of weeks ago, and those fat butted ones that build webs outside on the porch came around in mid-August. (NO PICS!!! I don't care what they're actually called.)
A woman in her 70s on my neighborhood Facebook page says from all her years in the area they are early and that when we have early spiders (and something else about frantically preparing squirrels that I guess other people have also noticed) it means we'll likely have a colder, snowier winter.
That kind of lines up it being a La Nina weather pattern year I guess. I never notice our squirrels doing winter food prep, but they have been a lot more vocal this year.
Post by InBetweenDays on Sept 17, 2020 9:42:19 GMT -5
Oh yes, the spiders are here.. We've been sleeping in our basement because it's too hot and stuffy upstairs with the windows closed. We've seen so many giant house spiders. I feel like it's more than normal but we're also spending more time down there so who knows.
Has anyone stayed in touch with UWHuskyGirl? She was so much fun!
sugarbear I'm sorry to hear about the divorce but hope it's been a smooth process for you and the kids. Do you teach at SPS? I can't believe how old everyone's kids are getting!
DD is a freshman and DS is in 6th grade. Schedules for our middle school have been an absolute cluster, but other than that so far remote schooling has been going ok.
Thank you! I am not sorry. LOL. It was my choice and I felt a huge sense of relief almost immediately when the words came out of my mouth. It is definitely the right move, and a fairly smooth process. I'm building an apartment into my attic for STBX and I don't love it but for a million reasons it's the right thing to do (not the least of which is, it means I can afford to own my home on a teacher's salary). I was able to refinance with these super low rates recently.
I teach in a private school, so it might be a little better? We had time to organize and we are not using Teams. That said, it's still so freaking hard.