excitement + drama. oh boy.
Why, yes, I am up blogging at 4:30 in the morning.
Because there was a giant $#($%! bug in my bedroom earlier this morning that Olive decided to hunt. She woke me up to the sound of rustling from under the nightstand and I thought, oh, great. She’s playing in the middle of the night again. WRONG. I turn on the light and realize that she was most certainly looking for something.
And then I see a flash of black run across the far side of my bedroom. So, I do the only thing a sensible woman would do. Find protective shoes to match my pink bunny rabbit pajama shorts.
(Honestly, these boots were the best $100 I’ve ever spent.)
After thinking it was in a box, sitting on the bed, and watching Olive root it out, I saw it again. And this time it was followed by more language that won’t be repeated here. I had been sending Michael emails throughout the whole ordeal but finally had to call him because I could not believe the size of that thing. I originally estimated it to be the size of my thumb - it was more on the side of index finger size.
Anyways, it scurried on up the wall and I finally did the deed while standing on my bed, wearing purple hunter boots and knocking it down with a Swiffer which I broke in the process. Oh, and I was yelling at Olive to kill it, because that is what you do in a situation like this one. It is a good thing we don’t live in a suburban HOA because I’m sure that this incident would come up at the next board meeting. I vacuumed it up because that was the furthest away I could stay and get it off the floor next to my bed. Olivia kept sniffing and pawing at the vacuum, which is just a little dust buster type. It was freaking me out as I could see this behemoth insect come crawling out the front while an ominous version of “the final countdown” played in the background. Yup. I’m still pretty freaked out.
I put the vacuum in the hallway (sorry neighbors!) and realized there was no way sleep was going to happen after this.
Oh, and we have people coming tomorrow to look at the apartment - thank goodness they weren’t here for this!