Tuesday, August 28, 2007


For those of you who haven't read the story below, scroll down and do that first. This is a follow-up! I can't believe what has happened since I blogged my scorpion story last night. I finished up my little story (Melanie, I'm so glad you could get a kick out of that), and I went to the bathroom to get ready for bed. Because of my little incident earlier, I scoped out the toiletal area very well before placing my hiney in another frightening situation. As soon as I sat down ... AGAIN! It was happening AGAIN! All of the sudden I saw the Mother Scorpion sitting in the corner probably plotting against the individual who murdered her baby. This one was huge. Although the smaller ones hurt more, the big ones don't feel great either. In fact, they've sent me to the ER before. AND THEY'RE JUST PLAIN CREEPY!
So the ritual begins again. I am AGAIN in a freaky predicament and now everyone is in bed. There is NO WAY I can kill this thing that I'm sure is ready to make a flying leap onto me. I begin yelling for Gary. GAAAARRYYY! GAAAARRYYYY! It's no use. Not only is the TV on in our room, but his snoring is louder than the TV. He's out! I have to make a decision and I have to act quickly. I hop off the toilet, pulling my pants up as I am doing the leap/run that I do when I'm afraid for my feet to touch the ground and I make it into the bedroom. "GARY IT'S ANOTHER ONE AND I JUST CAN'T DO IT!" My second hero of the evening hops up. "Another scorpion?" "Yes! By my toilet AGAIN!" He grabs his sandals and half asleep makes his way into the problem area. He grabs a shoe in his hand and then realizes that he doesn't have his glasses on and he can't see a thing. I hop off of the tub (where I was safely standing at a higher elevation) and I do the leap/run again into the nightstand to retrieve his glasses. Without missing a beat, he walks in and shows that thing who weighs 220 lbs. heavier ... dead. I thank him repeatedly for saving my life and I am completely freaked out! Twice in one evening = not a good evening!

Then Gary got out the black light (which illuminates a scorpion in the dark) and made sure that we were safe for the time being. I lay in bed trying to calm down and I finally fall asleep.

You won't believe this, but it's too crazy to make up. This morning, I get up, go into the bathroom ... you guessed it ... AGAIN! It was another baby!

This time the sandal was still nearby and I had had it! I screamed to myself as I squished that thing. So what in the heck is going on? Obviously the mother load left her posterity in my bathroom before she was murdered. I'm completely weirded out by the whole thing and it makes me want to never use the bathroom again! HOWEVER! We all prayed this morning for continued protection and to PLEASE let us see them before they see us. Three times I've been barefoot and sitting right next to a filthy family of scorpions and three times I've escaped a sting. I call it a miracle.

Melanie, no it's not just a house thing. Some people have them and some people don't. I'm just lucky!


AmyK said...

HAHAHAHA I am not laughing at you. I'm laughing at the situation. Man i don't miss that! I wonder if Texas has scorpions?? I dunno, I don't hear people talking about them much. But I got stung when I was in Arizona. It was on my dishrag and i didn't see it :( caught me right on the ring finger .. holy hannah I don't wanna feel that again! I think I'd be calling an exterminator or .. sumthin!

melmck said...

Wow. I'm never, in my life, going to use your bathroom again. Ever. You need to spray in there and get the rest of those suckers out of there. Blacklight it tonight and take pictures if you see any, or Gary sees any, rather, and post them. I didn't know that was even possible!

Mrs. Bennett said...

That is so scary, I would die. I hate bugs, HATE.

Tina McKinnon said...

I reiterate... I love my scorpionless-mountain home! Great writing, tho!

Cordova Family said...

EWWW!! I'm squealing just reading that! I'm glad you escaped them 3 times!! You're lucky!!

Becky said...

We have huge slugs (called banana slugs...the name makes them sound even grosser). I thought they were bad. But all they can do is leave a disgusting slime trail. I would certainly take the slugs over scoripons anyday!