|Lenox paisley teabag holder. I have two of these.|
|Amazing old typewriter|
|Vintage cigarette holder. Could use for business cards.|
|Vintage knitting holder.|
|Candle hugger, gloves, linen|
And here is my "NOT SO FAVORITE FIND": The other day when leaving my home I noticed a big blob in the corner of our stairs, heading up from the garage. Upon further inspection I realized it was an enormous spider! Not being fond of spiders, I went outside to see if our "girl gardener" would kill if for me. She said,"sure" and came in to do the "kill"but after seeing it said, "Ummm, I think I'll go get one of the guys." She was trying to be really cool about it but I could tell she was really freaking out on the inside. That sucker was BIG!
I better explain here that we live in a 49 room historical mansion where we reside as resident directors. The 11 acres of grounds are taken care of by the City Park and Rec staff who, in the spring and summer months, are here every day taking care of the grounds and gardens. I figured they were used to bugs and wouldn't have a problem killing the spider for me. So far no luck... So we went to get one of the guys, who when we found someone, started thinking we were being sissies in not wanting to kill a spider...until HE saw it! His reaction was, "Oh My God! That thing is nucking futs!" He really didn't want to kill it either so now I was REALLY freaking out! I DID NOT want that thing going up the stairs to where we lived! SOMEONE needed to kill that thing NOW! The three of us were trying to come up with ideas that would fit in with my "demands" ( really I'm not normally the "demanding" kind but this was an emergency!) : 1) They had to make sure it DID NOT get away and end up going upstairs where we live 2) They could not squish the thing so I'd end up with lots of blood and guts on my steps. After a while of trying to come up with a workable plan they finally came up with an empty Gatorade bottle that they cut in half. They scooped up the spider with one end and plugged the plastic bottle with the other end. The spider was caught! YEEEAAHH! It actually took quite a while to get all this accomplished!
They decided to keep him to show all the other workers and to try and find out what kind of a spider would get so big! I was IMMENSELY GRATEFUL to them! I'm planning on giving them a plaque for their bravery. They've now added "spider killing for the director" to their job description!
Anyone else have "spider" or "bug" stories bigger than this?