Nothing drives home the fact that I am not really a country girl more than creepy crawly critters, and because it is summer there are lots of them around.
I really REALLY don’t like creepy crawlies. When I married the Country Boy, it was clearly part of the agreement that he deal with such things. Unfortunately he is not always around when the creepy crawlies are about, or worse still, doesn’t think the creepy crawlies merit doing something about.
As a result, there is currently a large black spider living on the window of our bathroom. I just ignore it there, but I really want it gone! There is also a MASSIVE spider (and I am not exaggerating) who has taken up residence on the outside of our bedroom window. I have expressed my dismay at this to the Country Boy, but he just shrugged and said that it was outside and that it won’t hurt me (it looks big enough to take one of the kids when my back is turned)!
Our house also has a few resident rodents at the moment. After being pretty much empty for the last few years, it is hardly surprising (our farm got the top end of the mouse plague that went through Southern Australia last year). The Country Boy put out baits yesterday, but last night I heard some scrabbling around in the blocked up chimney in the kitchen. Very much hoping I don’t meet any of them, and that they disappear fairly quickly (and without too many smells either).
Lets not even talk about the snakes…