I will get to the insects but this story actually begins with curtains. When K first moved in there were already curtains on all the windows and we just figured we would keep them to save money. The house is a split-level with the kitchen, living room and two bedrooms all on the same floor. There is a big living room in the basement with a fire place which is really nice but we just don’t have enough stuff to use all those rooms so we are basically using the basement as a storage place. However, the curtains in the room we are using as a living room and in the kitchen are what I would describe as a sort of brown/maroon mesh-like fabric. They are pretty hideous.
However, the curtains in the basement were pretty okay looking so I decided to do a little switcheroo.
When I took the curtains off the kitchen window, however, a scary black spider (spiders aren’t insects, btw) with a white spot popped out of a crack in the window. I am already terrified of spiders that come upon me unexpectedly but to make matters worse K told me he saw a black widow spider in the garage (still not sure if he was kidding or not) so I was freaking out. I took care of the spider with my Gap perfume but after that I was pretty paranoid while rearranging the curtains. For the entire rest of the day I think I noticed every bug anywhere. And I took pictures of them.