I'm in South Carolina, and the spiders can get right BIG here - I think it's because the weather is moderate, so they stand a better chance of surviving winter.
Wolf spider or orb weaver, sounds like you're fine.
Thanx to all!
Maybe I'm getting just a tad bit spider shy after getting bit by the Brown Recluse.
I had been bit by a Black Widow many years ago in High School - That was a rather painful experience also for a week!