Thursday, February 19, 2009

It's not all Paradise!

We really take a lot of ribbing about living in Paradise. Everyone seems to think that it can't get any better than living here. There are many great qualities about Hawaii but it isn't all what it seems. Take for instance last night. I was getting ready for bed and a I looked up to see this huge centipede crawling over my bed. He was right where the wall meets the ceiling(you got to love that popcorn ceiling.) I naturally started screaming for the little boys to bring me their machete. I was too uptight about it falling on the bed so I didn't even think to take a picture. Casey, who remained calm, took this shot with his phone camera. You cannot compare it to anything in the room but this lovely creature was between 7 and 8 inches long. We have had them in our house before but never upstairs and never in our bedroom and never this big. The first time I found one in the house I stepped on it to squish it. It was just like a gummie worm- it just rolled around under my foot and when I took my foot off it started crawling off again. You cannot smash a centipede! Last night, all my brave men ran to my rescue and we were able to get it outside where we took the machete to it. I will also note that you have to cut it in little pieces because if you only cut it in half it will just walk off.


Blake and Leslie said...

You got to love those creature!!!lol

The Piepers said...

Oh my goodness! That's so gross! I'm itching all over right now, trying not to imagine the feeling of trying to squish a giant centipede, only to watch it walk away again!! :) I can't believe they're so strong!


Marné said...

Gross!!! I don't know which to be more disturbed about though - the super centipede or all the machetes in the house :)
ps - I'm SO excited to see Erin pictures and hear about her homecoming!!!!!!!!!!!!