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Re: OT - ongoing plumbing saga.


Uhhmmm...forgot to say the enclosed space around our hot tub, on the back
patio.  It's bricked in and there is a small wooden door built in so you can
access the motor and do repair work.
This year, and last year, the spiders
(especially brown recluse) have been really bad due to the wet weather.
----- Original Message ----
From: Jesse Bell <silverhawk@flash.net>
To:
gardenchat@hort.net
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 10:15:59 AM
Subject: Re:
[CHAT] 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
so
he couldn't see
the look on my face.  I asked Bobby how he kept a
straight
face when he told
him that and he said it was very difficult.
Amazing.

On
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@
>
Theresa
>
> 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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Kemp TX
zone 8A
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