I was taken away from my usual job to become a secret agent. I was included in a group of a few other trainees, supervised by one or two experienced agents. At one point I saw my former manager, smirking at me. We all went out on a mini-assignment as part of our training. Someone I knew from my regular life was there, making me fear that my cover had been blown. According to those in charge, however, it was no big deal.
This spider (about 1/2" in length,) was kind enough to pose for me on our living room window today. If anyone is familiar with this kind of spider, I'd love to know what it is. Our spider guide book is too generalized to offer much information, unfortunately.