Monday, October 18, 2010

We HAVE to Move NOW!!!!!

Okay, if you have weak stomach. or heart. or mind. DO NOT READ THIS POST....

So I was sitting in my bathroom this evening, I had just put Ava down, and was taking care of "mommy business" (HAHA) when something caught my attention. Something was moving. A large something. (okay, so only about 1 1/2 inches...)

Not a spider.
Not an ant.
Not even a roach.

Something MUCH, MUCH WORSE....

(cue Hitchcock-like, Psycho shower scene-esque, music and flash the lights for full effect.)

Seriously. A scorpion. In ARKANSAS!!!! Okay, apparently they are found here. They are not dangerous. They can sting and cause pain, but it is nothing more dangerous than a bee sting or ant sting. But still. EEEwwwwwwwwwww.............. My dad assured me that they are very rare inside homes (I hope he was telling the truth and not just trying to make me feel better) and that he did not MEAN to come inside the house. I know he regretted it because a few moments after this was taken, he went to scorpion heaven (or hell).

My first reaction was pretty funny. I looked down, and I didn't immediately scream, or freak, or dance around like a nut (as I did after I processed what my eyes had seen). No, I kind of chuckled and thought "Oh look. A scorpion. That's neat." WHAT?!?!?! I need to have my head checked. My next thought was "CCCCCRRRRRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!"

And of course the hubs wasn't home. Figures. I am adding this to the list of things that have happened while he has been at work and couldn't come home to assist me...

  1. Wesley killed squirrel. This has happened twice.
  2. Hugo brings dead mouse inside.
  3. Wesley brings LIVE (and totally freaked) bunny inside.
  4. Tree falls on house.
  5. I get H1N1 while pregnant.
  6. Garage floods.
  7. Scorpion in bathroom.

Don't think this list isn't going to be brought up when I really want something. And right now, that something is a new house. NOW. I hope- pray- BEG- that this was a rare, weird thing that happened. But I don't want to chance it. We need to move. Now. They can even have all our stuff. I don't care. This will forever be the Scorpion house. And that will forever be the Scorpion bathroom. Probably shouldn't tell potential home buyers that, huh?

"Hello! This is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Fully renovated kitchen. Updated bathrooms. Designer paint colors. Oh yes, and there are scorpions! Isn't that lovely?!?!"

So what is the creepiest thing you have ever found in your house??? And what did you do???


Memoirs of a Makeup Addict said...

Scorpion!! Are you kidding me? I am just glad that your little girl was sleeping. At that age they are so curious.

Cara Beth said...

Wow! I would totally freak out! Just recently I found a half chewed up rat in our yard, courtesy of our lovely dogs, and earlier this year I found an oppossum in our garage! He chewed through the wiring for our garage and our door wouldn't open. Cost us $75 bucks to fix it! ARG!