Today we decided to go to Home Depot – the living room needs a new fixture to replace the hideous 60s fixture that was going to be the Very First Thing We Did when we moved in, but alas…that was two years ago and its still THERE. So, with my Open House on Thursday we can’t very well have that nasty fixture still hanging…
But – a trip to Home Depot requires use of the Volvo.
So I do the big inspection and I see little spider web bits on the doors – and my destination – the passenger seat – was the last place he was spotted. There are fresh spider trail webby evidence bits on the driver side but I think that is just Morgan trying to boo-sheet me into believing the spider was no longer on the passenger side.
Nice try. I know I’m the mark. I’m okay with it. Just give me the facts baby.
So I spend the entire Home Depot trip jerking my head all around, just waiting for that stinky spider to POUNCE…every time I would start to relax, I’d whip right back to attention – THAT is when they get you, you know…
Needless to say it was a bit stressful…
BUT I had a brilliant idea.
“Could we get some sort of fly cage and put it on the dash? To lure him out?”
“What?”, says patient husband.
“A fly cage, like wire with a little fly inside”
“We could put the fly on fly strip and lay that out, then he would get stuck”, replies patient uber-intelligent husband.
“Would he really get stuck? or just fueled up and pissed off?”
“He’d get stuck”, replies patient, uber-intelligent, and now slightly frustrated husband.
Notice that I claim the brilliant idea – but the brilliant idea was really hubby’s. My idea was rather idiotic, but in voicing it, spurred hubby’s brilliant idea. Lesson? Always share those idiotic ideas so the smart ones can set you straight.
I’ll let you know if this works. I’m feeling Very Optimistic!