Welcome to my little corner of the world. I am so honored by your visit today. My name is Kristi and I am married to my college sweetheart(I refer to him here as "Mr. Incredible"), momma to my 2 beautiful girls who are growing much too quickly, a high school computer teacher, photographer, and a gardener (at times~right now I'm growing weeds). I love to laugh, drink strong Starbucks coffee, take pictures, and be anywhere my family is. Jesus is my Savior and I try so hard to be the wife and momma that He has called me to be. I often fail but He lovingly picks me up, dusts me off, and encourages me that with Him all things are possible. Feel free to join me on this journey of faith, stop in and say hello, look around, and leave a comment~I love comments. Why "Kiki's Corner?" My nephews call me Aunt Kiki and I love that too.

There's a Whole Lotta Stink Going On!

In an effort to be an organizing kind of girl, and with school just around the corner, I felt the need to clean up the garage and reorganize a bit so my "learning-to-drive daughter" could park a little more easily in our garage and not take out my Suburban or pink golf cart in the process.
(You are doing great baby, keep up the good work).

Anyway, Hannah and I set out to sweep, move, re-organize, and beautify the garage. I had been out there for 15 minutes, just re-arranging when I heard this...
"Momma! Is that a black and white brush or tail under the freezer?"

What??? No, it's just the freezer! She insisted so, this is the best part...
...I got down on my hands and knees in front of the freezer
to confirm it was just "freezer stuff" when...

...it moved!
Oh my goodness! Jump back!
It's a skunk and he's under the freezer, in my garage!

I ran in to call Mr. Incredible. I wanted to cry! I use to love Little House on the Prairie, and now I'm living it, the house goes up for sale pronto! But, I didn't! I calmly said

"Dear, we have a bit of a problem. The skunk we saw last night in my garden (you know the one that got away before you could shoot it?-please don't judge me for that we live in the Wild Kingdom where Fox, Coyotes, rattlesnakes, and apparently skunks roam.).

I don't believe I said it that calmly.
His reply? Well, just get out your gun
(yes I have my own, it belonged to my Pappaw-it's a 22 I think. I used it to kill a coyote that had killed one of our puppies right in front of me a few years ago-I had a Little House on the Prairie moment then too. My man was at the deer lease, oiy!) Today he was at work. What is up with that?
I said, "Get out my gun? I might ricochet and kill myself!"

I wanted prince charming to race home to my rescue, but he's having an important business meeting with some man that thinks he's more important than the skunk. Can you believe that?
Anyway, Mr. Incredible redeemed himself by calling in the skunk cavalry. They rode in on a beautiful white ford pick up truck. Their response, "Wow! That's a big one. It's going to smell."

What's a girl to say? Kill him! Blow him to pieces! Get him out of my garage. I have children to take care of and my garage already smells like Skunk #5 (instead of Channel #5--ha!).

I'm sorry if you love skunks. I like them too, just not in my garage. He was not welcome in this place and he had to go. I tried to smoke him out with the smell of Ammonia, but he liked it. And let me reassure you, if he looked like this and wasn't such a big stinker, he could have stayed:

I'm off to take a bath in tomato juice, if I can't get this stink off. Funny, I just wanted to beautify my garage. Now, I'm going to have to deodorize it all: the house, the cars, the garage, myself. Ode to joy!

I still have my sense of humor. I'm giggling to myself because I was just telling the Lord that while my posts this week have been very spiritual, and all about Him, I like to provide a little humor every now and then.

He just smiled and then provided some new material just for you!

You're welcome! Off to the garage I go. Our house is the one with the green fumes and the crazy lady with all matter of cleaning products!

Smiling with a lot less stink (I hope),



BethAnne said...

Oh my goodness, what a nightmare! I am not laughing at you but with you....that is hilarious!

Heather@Mommymonk said...

Pepe le peu! :) Thanks for sharing the joy!

Kim said...

Wow, Kristi, you have such a good attitude about this. :) I think I'd probably be crying instead of giggling.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting.

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

heeheehaahaahooohooo... OH KRISTI!!!
Did the perfumed bath help? heheaoao Oh girL!!!! I'm laughing WITH you not at you okay? Thank the Lord that SKUNK "fragrance" fades with time huh?
You really had me laughing with the "blow him to pieces." heheaoaoaoo Ohmigosh... you sounded frantic there! LOL
I'd tell you to put a clothespin on your nose, but when ya breathe through your mouth, you'll probably taste it. LOL
Chanel #5 will probably just make you smell like a PRETTY SKUNK.
Hope it fades SOON!!!!!!

Beverly said...

I am laughing. Not at you, but you told this story so well, that I could actually picture it. Glad you could keep your sense of humor during all of this.

NanaNor's said...

Kristi, This is hysterical if you aren't the one dealing with it..
When we lived in northern CA. a neighbor and friend woke up in the middle of the night to find a skunk under their bed-she saw it when when went to the bathroom and spotted its eyes. So I am thankful yours was just in the garage. Can you imagine luring one out from under your bed with cat food. Blessings to you as you try to purge the odor. Noreen

Tricia said...

You have made me laugh, that is hilarious! Thanks for sharing and I hope you get the smell out soon!


BP said...

Oh dear!! What a story! I don't know what I would do if I saw a skunk in my garage. I saw one at night out in the compost heap and that was close enough for me. eek!!

Nikki said...

Oh my! You are such a good sport about this. I would have been freaking out and standing on something scared that it would get me.

God Chaser said...

I think God laughs at us often, thanks for bringing a smile to my face. For giving joy-a blessing to ad to the list today.
thanks for your encouragment on my blog

queenoftheclick said...

Wow that is an eventful day. I'm glad your hubby sent someone to come get it.

Hope your place is smelling like roses soon!

PS. You have such a beautiful family (yourself included) :)

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Oh no! I hope that the tomato juice will help. What a story.

Homesteader in Training said...

You know I like a good laugh my friend. A spider story of mine is coming to mind right now lol. What is it with us and these kind of things happening lol.
*sniff* *sniff* hmmmm....maybe a little more tomato juice lol.

Erica said...

That is absolutely hilarious. Tomato juice...I have to remember that. Brooke threw up the other day and even after 3 baths, her hair still smealled terrible. We couldn't remember what to bathe her in to make it go away. Now I know. I love those little house on the prairie moments. You did a great job describing the whole situation. I would have done the exact same thing.

A Stone Gatherer said...

Oh you gotta love what God provides! Fabulous story! I'm snickering as I type! No judgement passed here either! Sometimes yous gotsta do what yu gotsta do!

Erica said...

I just saw on "Baby Bangs" that you were going to the Siesta Fiesta. My mom just asked me about that. She lives in San Antonio and love anything Beth Moore. I am sure it is too late this time, but man, if I lived where my mom was I could meet you in person. How great would that be! Maybe another time.

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Oh no! Good luck with the fumes! Enjoy your tomato bath!

Donetta said...

Now this is true living! Not just existing from day to day! The things memories are made of. I guess you'll get to have that V8 ha!

Melanie said...

Oh, my! Not sure what I would've done but I definitely would have wanted that skunk OUT!

Hope your weekend isn't "stinky"!

connorcolesmom said...

That is not something I would have handled well either :)

How sweet of your hubby to call for backup

Kathy S. said...

I am so impressed at how calm you are. All I know is I would have a stinky attitude with skunk smell so close to the house. Wow!

No need to apologize for that one!

God's grace is all over you!!

Michele W. said...

lol... Thank you for sharing this hilarious incident! I hope the smell goes away quickly!

HDMac said...

Oh yuck!!!... but, sorry, I have to chuckle.... lol

Mom2my9 said...

That sounds like a character-building experience to me! I don't like skunks anywhere!

Mom2my9 said...

By the way, thanks so much for stopping by my blog! It sounds like you love blog carnivals just as much as I do, so I just wanted to let you know that I’m starting one of my own on Monday, August 18th, – with prize attached! Thought you might want to check it out. Hope to see you again soon!

Tracey said...

Oh My goodness! I am cracking up! Thanks I needed that after the day that I had yesterday.
Blessings to you and your stinky gargage. :)