Our garage is pretty dirty. Leaves and dirt blow in, dust settles, and bugs make their homes. I assume it is pretty much like other people's garages; they are hard to keep clean.
It was raining pretty hard outside as I was leaving for church this afternoon. I stopped to admire the rain out of the open garage door for a second (I love me a good rainstorm), and then walked around my car to get in the driver's side door. As I park in Garage Spot #2, the drivers side is near the outside wall of the garage, and as we always have a lot of junk in our garage, I normally have to step over something that has been placed between the wall and my car to get to my door. So, today, just like any day, I stepped over the mess in my high heels, opened my door, tucked my skirt beneath me, and climbed inside my car.
I went to insert my key into the ignition, when something caught my eye. I looked down at my skirt and just about freaked out. There, right above my knee and brightly juxtaposed against my black skirt, was a lovely white wad of spider web, and a lovely dead spider to go with it.
I jumped out of my car, used a closed umbrella to swat at the dead spider and to GET IT OFF!, and then ran back inside to clean myself up. A little spider and web shouldn't bother me, but it was gross. And I was in a dress. And there was a spider. On me.
I'm not quite sure how my dead 8-legged friend got stuck on my skirt. My guess is that I brushed up against something (the wall?) as I was getting to my car. Maybe it was hanging off my car door? Perhaps I snagged it as I was climbing over junk? I just don't know.
One thing, though, is for certain: It is time to clean the garage.