Since we had such a long day yesterday we decided today was a day for relaxing. I know I have told you this a bunch of times but I love love love that we have a pool in our backyard. When I first met JP we would always talk about things that we wanted in our future home and I always told him that I wanted a pool and a porch swing. I have those things and I also have an amazing life. I tell him all the time how lucky I feel and I mean it every time.
When you take a photo with my iPhone there is an option to take the picture in HDR. I guess the HDR is meant for pictures of people standing still… not jumping into a pool. Looks kinda weird, right?
I re-took it without the HDR on. Much better, right?
I have to admit that I can’t sit next to the pool for very long without feeling like I need to do something. Actually I can’t sit anywhere for very long… I get very antsy. So while Lily was swimming I got up and watered the plants and flowers. Afterward I hosed off the pool deck and then took the hose over to the hot tub. The hot tub has a cover that leaves and other stuff always seems to collect under. I have to spray it off a lot. As I was lifting up the lid I was shocked to see a tarantula sitting there. He didn’t seem to care that I was there but I cared that he was. I have been told by a few of my neighbors that we have them but this is the first time we saw one. OMG!
Lily was both scared and fascinated. Her first instinct was to kill it but I told her to leave him alone. I decided the hot tub could wait for a few days until my fear wore off. I went back and sat down at the pool and then after awhile Lily asked if she could get a jar from the kitchen and keep him as a pet. I told her no way. She begged and I finally said that if she catches it I will let her take it to her dad tonight when I drop her off. She got the jar out of the kitchen pantry, headed back to the hot tub and it was really easy to catch him. He walked right into the jar without much effort.
When I dropped her off at her dad’s work the first thing she said when she walked through the door was “Dad check out the newest member of our family!”. The look on his face was priceless… and the look he shot me was even better! She begged him and he finally gave in and said she could keep it. According to the internet the male only lives like 3 months but a female can live up to 30 years. He looked at me and said if it is a female I have to take it back when Lily leaves for college. He then told me about her fish she has over there and her hermit crab. Evidently the hermit crab can live up to 20 years… nice.