I had a very very traumatizing night last night
I think it tops the list of traumatizing nights
It kind of tied in with the long day I had though...
Boyfriend and I went to Ikea to get me a new bed frame to fit the queen mattresses Mama Smurf bequeathed me (only she hasn't died so it wasn't in her will...although that makes me wonder what will be in her will...)
It was supposed to be an easy process...but there ended up being BIG GINORMOUS BOULDERS that we had to climb over in order to get to the easy part
(the BIG GINORMOUS BOULDERS will be affectionately known from this point on as BGB)
BGB #1: Driving to my sister's house to get a check from her only to find out she was at work...not at home. Silly me, I should have known
Drive to work, find said sister, open my mouth to talk only to be interrupted by a customer
Wait till she's done only to find out her checkbook was at my brother's house...
BGB b. Remember my car that I sold? It used to be the family truck that I would use to transport big stuff...
Boyfriend's car doesn't even come close to comparing
Ask Mama Smurf if we can take her car, but she had to be somewhere at 1:00
Come back to Peach's office to see if we can use her car, only to find out Peach isn't in her office
Walk back up to the store to find her there, hiding from me (not really, but it sounds better) in another sister's office
She requests that I ask if I can take the truck first
Go find my brother, he tells me I can as long as I'm sure it will fit in the truck
Go use other brother's computer to look up dimensions of the box
Find out it can fit in the truck, take Boyfriend's car back to the office where the truck is, get the key and we're off
(you might think the difficulties end here....don't let your optimism mislead you)
BGB numero 3 - Get to Ikea and can't find a cart anywhere
(Boyfriend has a hard time walking around for a long period of time without having something to lean on...hence the importance of the cart)
Look, look, look...no cart
Take off anyway because we were in a bit of a hurry
BGB letter D:
Find the frame, love the frame, write down the numbers, carry on our merry way (I was trying to hurry, because as much as Boyfriend says he doesn't care and he's fine, I try to take care of him)
Keep walking, walk past the section of slated bed bases and skid to a stop
Tell Boyfriend I think I need one of those
Walk back to the frames to be sure, find out I do, and make our way back to write down the number of the thing
BGB number 5 =
Get down to the bottom, find the carts, get me a couple of pillows (mine hurt me), and head off to the section where you find the stuff
Load it all up on to the cart, make our way to the checkout stand only to realize (Boyfriend chose this moment to say he had already realized...whatever) that the boxes won't fit through
Have it slide off the cart about 20 times (that may or may not be an exaggeration) before we finally get it all re-situated and ready to go
BGB f -
Walk up to the scanner (which is probably my favorite part of Ikea) only to have it not want to scan one of the boxes
A dude came over, helped out, and I
greedily thankfully took back the hand scanner thingy
Only to have another box not scan because some plastic wrap whatever was covering the bar code...
Cue Mr. Dude again, who just finished scanning the rest of it
(I'm glad he couldn't see me glaring at him behind his back...)
The rest of the trip went without incident until we were unloading it from the back of the truck (which would be BGB 7) where one of the boxes snagged on some screws and I had to get up and lift it up while Boyfriend dragged it out
By that point I was so tired of the day that I just put them in the garage and there they sit today
The rest of the day passed without incident...
Boyfriend played a game while I downloaded new Photoshop brushes (which is my new favorite thing to do)
And then the evening came
Things always happen when Boyfriend leaves to go home
Like finding spiders and such
You see, me and spiders? We're not friends
I'm kinda like Ron Weasely from Harry Potter in that aspect
Although I like to think I stay a little more calm about it than he does...
But then again, I've never come across spiders as big as he has...so I guess I wouldn't know...
Last night, unfortunately, was no different
I was getting ready for bed and was fixing the blankets on my bed when I accidentally lifted a corner of the bottom one only to find a spider on my mattress
After the squealing session, I went and got some TP to nab it....it evaded the nabbing on the first try, but I prevailed
Only problem was, I couldn't go to bed after that
I decided to wait a few minutes and give the spiders some time to clear out
I was out looking for some more brushes when I noticed a little bulge under my shirt on my stomach
I looked to see what it was, expecting to see crumbs or something
Something much much worse
(this is the traumatizing part of the story)
There was a spider there
That I had unknowingly squished and killed
On my stomach
Just chilling like it belonged there
Suffice it to say, there was a little bit of a freak out session
I even almost showered
And I would have if I didn't have a fresh layer of lotion on my legs
I did take everything off and throw it in the dirty clothes
I then proceeded to check every inch of my body to make sure he didn't have any friends hanging out
It took me probably 20 minutes to calm down enough that I convinced myself to go to bed
But that's not without shaking my blankets about 5 times...
And praying really hard that I could remain spider free for the evening
And every evening after that
*shudder* It still grosses me out
I'll tell you one thing, it makes me want to go set up my bed frame now so that I can get out of the room where my mattresses are and spray every inch of every room so that I don't have any more spiders...
And if you have made it to the end of this post, I will be incredibly impressed
Now if you'll excuse me, I must go kill every 8-legged creature in site...
Oh, and the easy part after the BGB annoyances? Closing the garage door...