Submitted by a AWN reader: Jennfer Shores Status: Husband Deployed
I ALWAYS miss my husband, but usually I can handle whatever life throws at me and go on. I mean, I can mow the grass, take care of the house and car, call a plumber or repairman, but it’s days like today that make me really appreciate the small things he does for me…………..
There was a lizard in the house today. It was on the wall by the ceiling in the kitchen. I called my dad to see if he would come over and get it (it’s only a 12hr drive), but he said it wouldn’t hurt me and it would eat spiders. Okay- I can handle something that will eat spiders but, I DO NOT want to wake up to it crawling on me in bed!
I get on the chair (while I’m talking to dad) and I have a plastic cup and the dustpan. I think I can move it in to the cup and then cover it with the dustpan to get it outside. Sounds workable, right? Do you think it worked out that way??? No. It climbs further up onto the ceiling, so now it’s right above me. I think I can just cover it with the cup……..nope- it lets go of the ceiling and falls to the floor. Yes- I squealed like a girl and dropped the phone on the floor……..and the lizard went between the fridge and the cabinets.
I decided to watch TV for awhile and I kept checking back like a crack head looks for the cops, to see if it had come out yet. I’m ready to go to bed (1am) and the thing still hasn’t made an appearance- and then I see it on the counter, but it is hiding behind the dishes I did earlier. I start moving the dishes and I hear it move but I can’t see where it went- it blends in pretty well with the color of the counter. Finally I spot it at the edge, so I take the dustpan again and move it towards the cup and finally get it in there and I cover the cup with the dustpan trapping him.
I go to throw him outside and remember that the alarm is on- LOL. Anyway, I finally get the alarm off and throw him outside. It would’ve been so much simpler if my husband had been here- he would’ve just picked him up and been done with it.
I can finally go to bed and not worry about lizards crawling on me. I just thought I would share my adventures with friends- go ahead and laugh at me- I did.