|Got worse before it got better|
|2 1/2" across the legs|
I found an excellent spider identification chart on line that showed this exact image: it's a Hobo Spider. Those little boxing gloves out front are the male genitalia, just so you know. So there's no more Mrs. Nice Gal around these critters. I've got a vacuum cleaner with a long hose. Weeeeeeeefpt! I'm certainly not the girl those guys are looking for!