Okay, so apparently I am not as tolerant as I thought. Over the course of two or three days Dan has found and killed 5 or 6 black widows. Now, I realize that mostly these spiders get a bad rap. Yes, they are poisonous but they will retreat normally instead of bite, and even if you do get bit you are probably not going to die. They normally only bite if they are cornered...like if you stick your hand in a hole or something where they reside. I'm not going to be sticking my hand in any holes any time soon, but my kids, especially the baby, have no problems doing this. In fact, Dan found 3-4 black widows where Cole regularly plays. Oh joyful. That makes me soooo comfortable. Oh ya, he found two egg sacks as well...and they were empty. Ya, that really makes my day. Anyway, we only come outside now when the baby is napping, and I won't come out at night anymore where I can't see things. This is severely going to cut into my Internet time, but sigh....it's probably for the best. So much for tolerance.