Arachnophobes: do not click past the split.
Interested parties: click past the split and name that spider species. He hangs out in front of my office window.
Arachnophobes who are reading this through an RSS reader where split posts don’t: sorry for the scare. You can come down from the ceiling now.
Living in the country, we have a lot of spiders around, in, under, and generally all over the property. Luckily, the really big ones tend to stay outside. I don’t mind them, since they eat the pesky bugs. Once you see how many bloodsuckers and buzzy annoyances just one spider of that size catches in its web in just a few days, you’re not so fast to take down nets and kill spiders anymore.