Husband works on the side as well as having a day job, and we do pretty much all of the sidework at his buddy's shop. So, last night we are there working and he yells, "Holy SHIT, come look at this black widow!"
Intermission: There is something you should know about me - I am totally creeped out by spiders, but I love seeing them. I don't understand it and don't expect you to, either. I'm really intrigued by the gross, weird, or disgusting. I'm pretty much a 6-year old boy when it comes to things of this sort.
Anyway, I go over and there is a black widow and it's body is, like, the size of a quarter. It was freaking big. So we grab the propane torch and kill the little sucker. Well, it was in a corner and next to where it was there were a bunch of boards stacked up against the wall. As if we hadn't already seen enough spider for one day, Husband pulls the boards from the wall and there are THREE!!! black widows! OH UNHOLY HELL. We [when I say 'we', please know that in this instance I had absolutely nothing to do with it except observing] proceed to fry all three to death. At this point, Husband is on a hunt for spiders and is checking all of the corners, and he finds ANOTHER black widow. This one puts the first one to shame! He tries to fry it and it falls, so he finds it and pulls it out and the spider is definitely still alive! Ewwwww. It crawls out and Husband takes the torch to him again and apparently, it really pissed the spider off because he stretched his legs out as far as they would go and started coming towards us. So again, he gets the torch and finally dies. But no kidding, when this thing was spread out it was like as big as a soda can. NASTY.
I have the heebie jeebies right now as I type about it. Ewwwww, for real. And I apologize for giving you all the heebie jeebies. I didn't put a picture up, does that help?
Anyway, just to let the spiders know, I'm all spidered out. Please leave me be for awhile, k? I'd appreciate it.
And if you don't hear from me for awhile? The black widows may have come for revenge. Send help.