Ok... so Josh and I spent yesterday moving our stuff from my inlaws and our storage unit over to the new place. I've been to the new place before and never noticed anything out of the ordinary. We show up. Outside it's adorable. It's a log style home out in the middle of nowhere, but still close enough to civilization that you have a ton of restaurants, stores, etc within easy driving distance. So anyways... we pull up and the sprinklers are on. Well... we have to walk through the grass to get to the door that goes into the basement since we're renting the basement level. We sat around and waited for the automatic sprinklers to stop so that we could start moving stuff in. I ended up having to trudge through the mud in my flip flops... great. The homeowners still have a bunch of their stuff in the basement which is fine since we're planning for this move to be for no more than 3 months while we look for a house we want. I have to figure out a way to block the dogs from some of their stuff though since they have a bunch of breakable collectibles down there... oh boy. Going to try and get some big sheets of plywood to put in front of their bookcase that has a TON of breakable antiques on it and then stack a bunch of our tubs in front of the plywood to keep it up. I need to talk to the landlord about us taking Whiskey back since Ryan has been struggling with his allergies with him over at Lauren and Ryan's place right now. Hopefully the landlord is cool with Whiskey because when I tell you more about this place you will understand why I really really want my cat right now. Anyways... we open the door to go inside the basement (private entrance from outside)... we had an earthquake about a year ago and it shifted the door a bit. The entire thing needs to be replaced and there's about a 1-2 inch gap at the bottom of the door... so you can only imagine what has made it's way into the basement. Cobwebs EVERYWHERE!... I'm not even downplaying when I say everywhere. You can't look in a direction without dealing with cobwebs. Some of them were hanging pretty low and we had to use a broom to move them out of the way. Well... what usually comes with cobwebs? My absolute worst nightmare. I'm extremely arachnophobic. And that's when I started seeing them.... E.V.E.R.Y.W.H.E.R.E!!!! Mostly it's daddy longlegs, but there are not tens... not twenties.... there are nearly hundreds of them everywhere. I moved all my stuff into the middle of the room to keep everything away from walls and about had a mild heartattack. I sat on my bed and started crying while everyone else was moving stuff into the place. My mother inlaw kept commenting about how we have to do something about the spiders and how this place is just not able to be lived in until something is done. I started to notice them crawling across the floors... just... everywhere. Last night Josh, my father inlaw and my brother inlaw went over there to clean. They tried to vacuum all the cobwebs and kill the spiders. I'm not sure how many they ended up killing, but I know it was a lot. My father inlaw scrubbed the entire bathroom down with vinegar water solution and by the time I got there it looked a little better. I couldn't hardly sleep last night. I'm serious when I say that I am absolutely TERRIFIED of spiders. I kept feeling like they were crawling on me and I just stayed awake not able to think of much else. Eventually I fell asleep because I was too exhausted. I woke up this morning to more spiders. A few on my covers on my bed... spiders on my walls... spiders on the bathroom walls when I tried to go to the bathroom. It's like they all came back. I went to go get Cricket and Joey (Bamm is still at my work until Tuesday) to take them outside to potty and screamed when I saw that there was a spider in Cricket's food bowl that was in her crate. That woke Josh up. I kept yelling for him to get the spider GET THE SPIDER!!!! Then I saw that that right next to him on his nightstand was a spider crawling on top of his hat that he had set there. I literally freaked out yelling at him to please just kill them all. He left for work and a spider crawled across my foot... SCREAMMMM.... I grabbed my clothes for work. It was only about 9am. Didn't have to be at work till 2, but I just couldn't stay there all day with these spiders. As I was getting ready to leave a GIANT spider... (looked kind of like a wolf spider and was about the size of my fist) came out from around the side of my bed and was coming straight at me. I grabbed one of Josh's boots since it was near me and threw it at the spider. It jumped and I ran to the other side of the basement. I leashed the dogs and I left. Now I'm sitting at work waiting for my shift to start. I do NOT want to go back. I went to my mother inlaw's house for a little bit today and she made me a spray bottle filled with water with about 40 drops of peppermint oil in it. It smells pretty darn strong. Hoping that will help repel them... but honestly... that place needs to be gutted out and bombed to get those things away from there. The only thing in the world that could have made last night worse would have been if a clown showed up at the door.... seriously... I STILL feel like there are spiders all over me. I'm supposed to go back there and sleep tonight... *shudders* .... going to talk to the landlord tonight about the spider issue. He needs to get an exterminator out there. As far as I know the gap under the door is going to be fixed. I think Josh mentioned something about the landlord (his friend's dad) was going to have him probably completely replace that entire door or do something about the gap. There's also no kitchen down there so we need to get a microwave and a fridge and maybe a hot plate to cook on... no way to wash dishes unless we wash them in the bathroom sink or in the bathtub... eew. No place to even store dishes or food or anything. Josh mentioned we're going to get a cheap fridge... but... holy moly this is ridiculous. I know his friend's dad is trying to do us a favor and let us stay there because of the situation that happened with that pyscho woman that we were planning to live with, and I seriously appreciate him helping us out... but omg... can I catch a break please?