Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Roof finished but ceiling not!

We've had heavy rain all night and not one leak in sight - great!   So the roof is all done, but there is still two spots that will have to be cut out to make room for the bathroom lights, as I said in a recent post.  You might remember that I thought we might have to put something over the hole in the ceilng to prevent creepy crawlies coming inside?  And Ken said no, they won't - it's a new roof.  Ken was WRONG.
 That is the naked light bulb hanging from the ceiling, where you can see the insulation and other wiring under the steel external roof. 

I was sitting at my sewing table tonight when I happened to see a spot on the wall in front of me that wasn't there when I came into the room.  What can it be?

A Huntsman spider.  Look at those eyes reflecting the flash from the camera!  And see all that fluff around his legs?  Obviously from the new insulation in the craft room is not THAT dusty.  I went into the kitchen to find a large jar, hoping it would stilll be there when I got back.  It was, so I was able to capture it and take it out into the back yard.  It was pouring rain....poor little thing, I hope he didn't get too wet.


Blogger Cathy said...

I know about spiders showing up where I was told there would be none.

Sunday, 21 July, 2013  
Blogger Pleasance Faast said...

I would be screaming my lungs out if I found a spider that big in our house. It must have come from that whole in the ceiling. But at least your roof is not leaking anymore. I suggest you go up in the attic and check if there are more spiders hatching there; they are more dangerous and harder to kill than cockroaches.[Pleasance @]

Saturday, 03 August, 2013  
Blogger Sol Hendricks said...

Before you block that hole up there, check out first if there are more crawling creeps residing inside it. Your ceiling might be harboring more breeds of insects that could do damage to your roof and its insulation. I wish no harm to the spiders and other creatures, but for the benefit of both species, the outside will be better place for them.
--Sol @

Friday, 23 August, 2013  
Blogger Francisco Close said...

Checking up there? Just be careful in hunting those crawlies! I mean not to scare you but they could be venomous, right? But Sol here has point, your roof structure is at risk if you have more of these little brutes dwelling up there.

Friday, 23 August, 2013  

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