Little Boy Cat doesn’t normally use a litter box.  We have a litter box, he just doesn’t use it.

Don’t get grossed out now.  He actually meows at the back door when he needs to do his business.  It’s way better than having a stinky box in the house so this is how we do it now.

This really has very little to do with this post.
Actually, it has absolutely nothing to do with this post.

This morning we realized that we would need litter for the litter box that we have but don’t use while we are gone out of town for two days.  Ryan and I told the kids to be ready to go immediately when we got back.

They weren’t. But they had a reason.

When we got back from the store they were in the middle of trapping a brown widow spider in a giant pickle jar.  A brown widow spider who had made herself a cozy little home under our coffee table. 

Our coffee table that we keep in the house.  The one we use every day.  The one I was sitting in front of earlier.

I’m sure I have been two inches from death numerous times in the recent week.

I think it’s time we push for an exterminator in an extreme sort of way.  Florida’s laws on pests in the home fall in favor of the renter.  The home owner has to make sure our home is free of things like carpenter ant infestations, silverfish in our cupboards, and poisonous spider habitats under our coffee table.

We were in such a hurry to get out of dodge that I didn’t get a picture of the 8 legged beast of a gal before Ryan took her outside and gave her a good talking to about being in our home. 
There was mashing involved.

He wasn’t gentle.

We still managed to get on the road in really good time – thanks to my kids who didn’t freak out when they found the spider, but got to work jarring her instead.  They have a very different reaction to things than I do.

I’m more likely the one to flip out and call 911.

I’m sure that would have provided those nice dispatchers a little comic relief.

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