Monday, August 3, 2009

Choking on mush balls

I was in the bathroom a couple nights ago, washing up before bed, when I heard Mr.Q curse - under his breath, but quite vehemently nonetheless: "Holy shit!" His chair moved, and I heard him stomp into the hallway.

I stuck my head out the door to ask if he was OK, and I saw him running, crouched over, into the bedroom. He was wielding a board game and smashing it against the floor as he ran. There was some rustling about and more cursing before he emerged from the bedroom. He looked rather dejected.

When I asked him about it, he said a HUGE spider had come scuttling down the hall, and he was trying to get it before I saw it and freaked out. (And he would much rather "liberate" a spider than kill it, so I know it must have been a monster...eew!)

He then went back into the bedroom, armed with the board game and a flashlight, to see if he could flush it out. No luck, but he carefully scouted the floor around the bed for me before I got into it - and again in the morning, before I got up. And there were a couple other (smaller!) spiders liberated over the weekend, as well.

Today is a good day to acknowledge his would-be heroics. For all that I expect to be found under an avalanche of vinyl one day, he is still my knight in shining armour. Or something. Anyway, it's 7 years today that we stood in front of that red drum kit (not on a flat-bed truck!) and said "we do."

We still do. I think I'll keep him!


Anonymous said...

Awesome! Happy anniversary guys. :)

yarnpiggy said...

Happy Anniversary, Mr. & Mrs. Q!

Barb said...

This is a great post. Made me kind of all squishy.

(formerly) no-blog-rachel said...

Awww..happy anniversary to you and the Great Spider Protector.

Gary said...

May spiders feel unsafe for many anniversaries to come!
Love you both!

KnitNana said...

Happy Anniversary!!! He does sound like a keeper!!
(see you soon)

monnibo said...

aww that's love! Happy Anniverary!!