Another gorgeous day at the beach! We arrive back at the apartment sandy, soggy, exhausted but happy – everything is going so well. I haven’t got lost yet, I’ve made it into the City and opened a bank account, we’ve spend another glorious day on the beach having fun – this moving across the world thing is really not so bad!!!!
I screamed at the kids to stay away (Josh was already trying to come and see what was causing Nanny Mummy to just about go hysterical). Now what to do???? I txt Pete “emergency, you have to leave work now??” No response!! “Bloody typically – what a time to be on a conference call”. There was absolutely NO one else to call (Grandpa, I needed you!!) so I had no choice but to knock on people’s doors until someone could help me. I did think I could just push the car door shut to trap it – that would get it away from me, but then we’d never be able to use the car again (I would have to send it back to the rental shop and order a new one).
Next move, I knocked on a neighbours door and hoped for the best. (He must have thought I was some kind of lunatic as I stood there trembling and close to tears, explaining that there was a killer spider in my car and I needed help!) He was a young lad (about 18ish and quick cute) and he very politely obliged. When he got to the car his exact words were “Wow, that’s a beauty”!! I told you – killer spider!! He told me to wait out of the way (I was already on the other side of the road) whilst he grabbed a long stick and tried to push it to the floor. It was not happy to be moved though and every time it wriggled – I screamed again (couldn’t help it). Eventually it fell to the foor and ran under the car (or so the neighbour told me). He then walked back to his house chuckling to himself………(the situation had clearly amused him).
I have been well and truly traumatised by the experience!! I was jumpy for hours afterwards and when Pete finally got home, I made him check the whole car before I’d get in it again!!