I’ve had a few unwanted visitors recently… mice in the fireplace (and scuttling around the rest of the house). The first cockroaches of the summer have appeared (and subsequently met their maker). And the other night some possums were making an unbelievable amount of noise in the ceiling.
But now I’ve got this in the mailbox: a spider. One of those big hairy ones which is probably more scary looking than dangerous… and has me scared to stick my hand in there looking for letters. I did try and whack it with a rolled up newspaper, but it scurried away into some dark corner, out of reach.
Speaking of letters, I got three last week from one of the banks: three identical letters (OK, one had a different date, but otherwise completely identical), all reminding me to start using my new credit card, and throw out my old ones. I thought I was seeing triple at first. No wonder the world’s forests are in trouble.