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Re: OT - ongoing plumbing saga.

Well, the guys who came out to fix the motor in the enclosed space (brick in)
around it....knocked on my door and said, "Ma'am, you might want to call an
exterminator.  There is a black widow spider in there the size of a poker
chip..." and he showed me.  I freaked out.  I hate black widow spiders...but I
have NEVER seen one that big before in my life.

----- Original Message ----
From: Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Sent: Monday,
June 23, 2008 7:11:16 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT - ongoing plumbing saga.
Honestly, I asked him if he was kidding.  Fortunately we were on the phone
he couldn't see the look on my face.  I asked Bobby how he kept a
face when he told him that and he said it was very difficult.

6/23/08, Theresa G. <macycat3@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> That is just crazy. 
Of course there are spiders under the house, along
> with a whole host of
other creepy crawling things, spiderweb, dirt, and
> other decayed things that
are no longer identifiable.  That is why they wear
> those jumpsuit-looking
things to keep as much off them as possible.  I'm
> afraid I would have
laughed if a plumber said that to me.  I would have
> thought it was a joke@
> Pam Evans wrote:
>> Well, the plumber finally came out today (my
neighbor was home so he was
>> "babysitting") and get this.  He calls me and
says - ma'am, you have
>> spiders
>> under your house.  I said hello, the
house is 150 years old, what did you
>> expect?  Well he just can't be going
under there under he kills the
>> spiders
>> and he'll be back tomorrow.  I
said I have a better idea, spray go to
>> lunch,
>> come back and they'll be
dead.  Oh no he says, can't take that chance.  I
>> told him NO aerosols, I
have a cat in the house.  So he got some Viper -
>> whatever that is - a pump
spray and sprayed all under there and will be
>> back
>> in the morning.  I
told him I am not happy having to take tomorrow off for
>> this, and you
better be back.  He said he would.  I'm thinking this guy is
>> in the wrong
line of work.  Plumbers are always going under houses, in
>> cabinets under
sinks, in old water heater closets which all are spider
>> prone.  HELLO??  He
had better do a DARN good job because I am NOT happy
>> w/
>> this rube at
this point. Looks like there are two leaks, not one. I'm so
>> delighted -
not.  And he's no kid, Bobby (neighbor) says he looks to be in
>> his
mid-40's.  I was flabbergasted.  My boss looked at me like I was nuts
>> when
I told him about it.  So here we go - another exciting evening of no
water.  Sheesh.
>> thanks for letting me vent.....
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