Tuesday, October 5, 2010

My heart attack for the night

So my daughter and I (and Buster n Jake, our two mini dachshunds) all went to visit the grandparents tonight. We visited with my parents for a bit before heading back home. In the beginning, packing up my daughter, her supplies and 2 dogs seemed like a lot to handle. Now, I pack every one up like nothing and we go on our merry way back home. Every time, it's the same: get the dogs out of the car and send them on their way to the front door.....grab the little one and her stuff and then we all go into the house. Get in the door, turn the light on, ahhhhh good to be home.

WAIT. That shadow on the wall does not belong. What the frig is that???

To my horror it's a creature that I'm not sure I've ever seen before, let alone in my house.

Now, backing up just a little.....I don't like a lot of bugs, especially spiders, june bugs and other creepy crawlies that resemble the aforementioned two. I dread the times in my life when my husband is not home to kill these things and I have to do it myself. And now that the weather is getting cold, all the multi legged critters that I hate decide to invade my house.

Ok so back to the story......I lean in kinda close, but really not close because I have this wild imagination/fear where I think bugs are going to launch themselves off the wall and attack me. It was kind of hard to see since it was it a shadowed area of our hallway. So go and grab the flyswatter, still trying to figure out what in the world this thing is and also hoping that it does not disappear into a nook or cranny of our house (where I will be forced to live with it not knowing where it really is). I come back, weapon in hand, and flick on the light. WARNING WARNING!! This thing starts skedaddling across the wall. What the &*$%?!?! Its at this point in time where I really only get one, maybe two swings at this thing before it's gone.....and I'm hoping to h-e-double hockey sticks that I actually hit it. I fling the flyswatter at it, trying really hard to aim. And by some miracle I hit it with the first shot and actually smash it. Success! But now I'm perplexed. What IS IT??

Good question! Let me tell you the answer: I have no clue! It wasn't a cockroach or a centipede, but kind of had a centipede type body and I think it had a decent number of legs. And I'm guessing its not a fan of light the way that it started trucking across the wall when the light came on. And it was probably about an inch or inch and a half long. It really weirds me out because I don't recall seeing a bug like that, ever. I have no idea what it was, but I'm just hoping and praying that it doesn't have friends.


Karen said...

I know exactly what you are feeling!! These are called house centipedes and do seem to come indoors in the cool weather... speedy little guys!!

Shannon said...

Eeeww! I'm not sure if that makes me feel any better or not knowing what the are! LOL!

Shannon said...

OMG, I just googled them and that's exactly what it was. GROSS, the pictures of them make my skin crawl!!!! Now I wish I wouldn't have googled them!!

Southern Belle said...

Yikes! Creepy crawlers creep me out too. Hope you don't have another encounter.

M.M.E. said...

Oh! Oh! I'm so glad you got it!!


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