This really is a powder puff topic: Spiders. Yeah, I know you guys think I'm a big wussy, and you are right. I hate spiders. They are creepy, little crawly things that like to bite people.

Yesterday, I was cleaning the pool strainers. When I removed the cover to pull out the basket, there was a black widow that had made her nest on the underside of the cover. Scared the crap outa me! I guess the pestilence gods were being kind yesterday, because she didn't bite me. I was not wearing gloves or anything, either.

Luckily, we had some bug killer handy. She did not like getting doused with that stuff.

I think it's time to spray the whole yard and house with DDT!

Did I mention that I hate spiders?