What is lost is found once more years later

It was then that I finally fessed up to losing the spider a decade before, both of our parents were a bit exasperated but they also thought it was kind of funny.

As a kid I begged and begged our mom for a pet tarantula; Finally he said yeah and I got a tiny little rose hair spiderling, then mom threatened me with drastic consequences if the spider ever got loose in the house; Well, just a few weeks later, the spider escaped; I just knew I would never find it again so I told our mom it died and never brought it up again, then that was 10 years ago… Just Last year I was visiting our parents when Mom mentioned to me that he had dropped a necklace down into Heating, Ventilation and A/C ductwork vent. I told his I would see if I could find it for her. I removed the grate and found the necklace and a spider web. Then I saw the spider. It was an adult rose hair tarantula. The actually a single I had lost as a kid was here in the ductwork and grown up and healthy. It took a little bit of doing although I was able to coax the spider into a jar. Mom was shocked when he saw what I had found. It was then that I finally fessed up to losing the spider a decade before, both of our parents were a bit exasperated but they also thought it was kind of funny. I told them that I would pay for a professional ductwork cleaning and take the spider to our apartment where they would never see it again. That made them happier. I just can’t know our little spider survived and thrived all of this time, undetected, in the ductwork.

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