She was happy to pose for pictures once I came back with my camera. And then, since I have to keep maintaining the blower once a month, I smashed her.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Just in time for Halloween, I found a black widow spider. I was lubricating the blower that provides forced air for my glass furnace and glory hole. I've done it once a month for fourteen years, so I don't think much about it. My hand was down in the blower "house" loosening a bolt when I kept seeing a flash of red. I took a closer look at the spider I had shrugged off a few minutes earlier. Thank goodness she was belly up or I would never have noticed her.