Who would have thought a spider could provide such entertainment? First thought on spying said spider above the bed is to work out whether it is on its way up or down. This one was stationary so that didn’t much help. Then you have to work out whether it is likely to drop on the bed, and worse still, get under the covers. OK – so after that little thought there was no avoiding the fact that the spider had to be removed. Tools? One pensioner and one spider-buster. (Don’t worry it doesn’t fragment the spider into bits and spit it out – I know spiders are good for the environment.) The instrument concerned has batteries and a light suction, so the offending insect is sucked into the tube, the lid is put on and the whole lot carried outside to release the poor creature.
But – there was a further problem. Creaky knees getting the pensioner up onto the bed to reach up to the spider. Well…. I am here to tell the tale, so all is well.