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Son, in a quiet voice: 'We have too many spiders.'

That would be opposed to a house where there are just enough!

He is right though. We have the spider that watches your bath, and the spider that lives by the coffee pot, and the spider that menaces whoever goes to empty the recycling....too many. Yes.

I am waiting for the vet to call, I do not know yet how Yodel passed the day, or when he can come home. I miss him. i think Hazel and Lyra do too.

I got some writing done today. Just a little, but I am cautiously pleased. The more days that pass without any such work done, the harder it is to get started again. I need to do some nearly every day. That seems best for me.



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Nov. 13th, 2013 10:22 pm (UTC)
Cats are good for writers
Poor Yodel! I hope for you and him all goes well and he will soon be at home again.

Writing: true! Did you ever try NaNoWriMo? Once you get started and have a good story to tell you can hardly stop. It starts every year at the 1st November and you have 30 days to write 50.000 words. Today is the 13th - and I cracked 40K!!! I admit I cheated a bit and started with almost 10.000 word already done. But well - pep talkers say - break the rules! Even the rules of NaNoWriMo.

I'm really proud of me though. Highest day count so far 5.566 words...

Nov. 14th, 2013 12:55 am (UTC)
Re: Cats are good for writers
I have deep respect for people who do nano. It is not for me. I write quite slowly. Even the things that seem to come all at once in a burning vision, (rare, but very nice when it happens,) usually need reworking. Everything needs reworking, over and over. So a goal word count for me would be in the hundreds. Not very admirable...
Nov. 13th, 2013 11:31 pm (UTC)
I often leave the spiders to do their thing. Better spiders, who eat bugs, than the bugs!! I didn't even get the ants this past Summer!! Flour moths, though. I HATE them. They seem to be able to live on next to nothing!! We are cautiously optimistic that we have defeated them, thanks to those sticky traps we send away for!!

Hope Yodel is better and home soon.

Yay for your writing!! Keep it up!!
Nov. 14th, 2013 12:56 am (UTC)
I had flour critters a while ago. I started keeping flour in the freezer.

I had moths in paprika once!! That was really horrifying.

I have a spider relocating stick. I should use it, I suppose.
Nov. 14th, 2013 12:17 am (UTC)
Haven't you been using your spider catcher to relocate your spiders to an alternative abode?! I am happy to cohabit with multiple spiders until they reach a certain size, at which point they are politely encouraged to leave. If they are large enough to be menacing, then they definitely need to move out and find their own place.

I hope Yodel is doing okay, let us know how he gets on.

Glad to hear you are writing. I am writing too; book chapters, blog posts, workplans, conference abstracts, everything but fic. I miss H&A :( I have several almost finished fics here that I just can't get near.

Nov. 14th, 2013 12:52 am (UTC)
Yes. I need to deploy the spider catcher! The bath spider is particularly unsettling. It leers down from over my feet. And i know if it fell into my bathwater we would both freak out.

I miss your fiction to a degree that is plain embarrassing! But I am encouraged by the idea that you have several things nearly done. You probably have six more lined up in your head too. I can wait, barely!
Nov. 14th, 2013 01:32 am (UTC)
Flour moths will go after anything with a powdery residue; crackers, pasta, cookies, cereal, etc. I even had some invade a plastic storage container and eat through paper to get to chocolate candy!!
Nov. 14th, 2013 01:04 pm (UTC)
I rather like spiders.

Made me think of this
Nov. 14th, 2013 02:52 pm (UTC)
That is so funny. I like the idea of him luring it to the deep end-- although i would never do that. We don't kill them here.

I actually do kind of like spiders. (Early steeping in Charlotte's Web.)

And they make me think of my mom. Whenever I or anyone else complained about bugs, or ants, or bees, she would say 'They are doing God's work.' She meant we were not to interfere.

I especially like the Garden Spider, but i think your Garden spider is different from ours. Maybe you have seen our kind on the Cape? Very big and pretty, makes a big web.
Nov. 14th, 2013 02:57 pm (UTC)
I don't recall a spider on the cape. We have nice spiders of all shapes and sizes over here.
Nov. 14th, 2013 05:25 pm (UTC)
I LOVE that!! lol!
Nov. 14th, 2013 09:08 pm (UTC)
Aren't they priceless?
Nov. 15th, 2013 09:07 pm (UTC)
spiders in quantity here too = one with a very beautiful web just outside this window on the thorns of the pyracantha .I photographed it the other day.

I hope Yodel is ok and comes home soon = I am going backwards catching up on LJ so need to check what the earlier bulletin says.
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