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#SoCS – The Occupant


The obligatory eight-legged occupant is back in my kitchen this year. Every summer, a small spider moves in and makes a web far enough away from where I normally walk that I leave it, thinking why not? It’ll eat the occasional fly and I won’t have to race around my kitchen with a tea towel chasing it (the fly). By July my occupant is medium-sized and by the end of August it’s a giant, sitting in the middle of its web patiently waiting for its next meal. It’s definitely more patient than my kids, I’ll give it that.

Except this year I have two eight-legged occupants in my kitchen. They’re about six feet apart and so far I’ve seen neither stray from its web. I just hope one of them doesn’t decide to visit its neighbour.

If I have hundreds of eight-legged occupants in my kitchen next year, I’m moving out. I already have hundreds of six-legged occupants in my kitchen. Fruit flies have six legs, don’t they? They’re too small to dissect, and anyway, by the time I’ve gotten one to slow down, it’s flat.

This post is going downhill. I’d better put an end to it.

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Author: LindaGHill

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30 thoughts on “#SoCS – The Occupant

  1. Sorry it took so long to get back here, but I have to say, thank you for letting them stay. I understand the nervousness about multiplication. I usually catch spiders with a wine glass and slide a thick piece of junk mail on top and put them outside, so there’s that option if you feel adventurous.


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  3. I love all of God’s little creatures, but I might have to draw the line at letting a spider inhabit the kitchen. Then again, I have a small kitchen and I don’t think there’s room for the both of us.


  4. It took me a while to see pant in occupants. Great word. You are brave. I don’t love spiders. But I am fond of you the little I know. Jesus is very fond of you. Is the word I a pain when it always needs a capital?


  5. There can only be one Queen Bee, Linda πŸ™‚ But then… spidey friends aren’t so bad!


  6. I don’t tolerate uninvited 6 legged guests. πŸ˜±πŸ•·


  7. Usually you only see female spiders in webs as most female spiders eat the males after mating. … Ungrateful or what? As for having two spiders ( possibly both female) obviously the word has got around that your kitchen is a great place to hang out! As for fruit flies I hate them too especially in my 🍷 πŸ’πŸ’—


  8. Good luck containing all those legs. We tend to let spiders live but if they’re on the move, they get relocated outside.


  9. Far too many legged creatures for my liking! I would not be able to venture in there! πŸ•·πŸ•·πŸ•·πŸ•ΈπŸ•ΈπŸ•Έ


  10. So many spiders. Just abandon the house live somewhere without spiders.


  11. And even PC! Good for you.


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