Saturday, August 29, 2009


OK! Now that I'm over it and a week has gone by I can tell my story. Here goes. . .

Last Wednesay 4:00 AM the dog barks, Paul gets up to see what happening, the whole back of the house is open because it's fairly warm night our sliding door is open and when he looks out to see whats up he sees what he thinks is a cat sitting on the deck. WELL... to his surprise it turned out to be a skunk. YES a skunk sitting on the deck right by the door. Oh my gosh! The dog barked again and you can imagine what happened. Of course the skunk raised it's little tail and sprayed away. Paul hurried and shut the door because he realized it wasn't a kitty and well it was too late. I shot out of bed like someone had stabbed me in the chest and was totally freaked out by the whole thing. I want you to know that when they spray the stench is far worse of what you smell on the road driving by a dead skunk.

SO... of course we couldn't stay in that room and by now we're wandering around the house trying to decide where we might finish sleeping. We tried the couch opposite ends and that didn't work. The house was permiated with the smell. Then we went to Colt's room downstairs and after being there for about 5 minutes it just kept getting stronger. (Mind you Kenzi is dead asleep and has now idea what's going on. Her room was locked up tight.) I leave that room and head back to living room. Paul stays there. I finally fall back asleep around 5:30.

Next morning we check the damage. Spray on the deck, sliding door and it had gone thru the screen onto the tile of our bedroom floor. We clean, clean, clean. I finally realized it's in all the bedding. Take that to the laundromat, come home with that all washed then realized it's in the curtains, take that to the cleaners. Boy that was smelly! The oils penetrate the fabric. By now it's Friday still pretty strong smell. Saturday morning still grosz and realize it's in my closet. We take all the clothes out of the closet and hang them outside on makeshift whatever, wash all the walls and shelves down with bleach water and white vinegar. Got that off the internet. Scrub the deck again window, screens, tile, casing, you name we scrubbed. Finally that night after a whole bottle of bleach, animal Frebreez and everything outside for 9 hours we felt like we could stand to be in the room.

So that is my skunk story. Sick!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Isn't this CUTE!

All of our lives should be this simple. This picture is so sweet. I love it! Free up some time for yourself today and see what happens with that someone special.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Harvest from the Garden

I gone from this To This

Harvesting zukes and tomatoes is profitable... A bit time consuming but well worth it. 4 jars of salsa and 3 batches of zuchinni, chocolate chip muffins. Success! Makes you feel accomplished and proud of what you baked. Love that garden :D

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Kenzi is Officially at School

We took Kenzi to Logan today and moved her into her dorm. That was fun. I only had a hard time when we said good-bye. It kinda feels like a death. Not really but just a sharp pain in your heart and a big knot in your throat. :( It took about a 1/2 hour to get a grip on sobbing silently in the backseat. Then Colton wanted to come in the back and hug me to cheer me up. That brought a smile to my face and then I was OK. Only one more week until he's gone and then PARTY! :D
We had everything we needed. We ended up bringing a few items back home that were a bit too tight to fit into her little space. Her bed is amazing! So comfy with the temperpedic on the bottom, a feather bed and a cushy mattress cover. You have to run and jump up on the bed. We put risers under her bedframe for storage underneath. It was great. She will have total of 5 roomates. Yicks! We met a few of them and they seem like great girls. Should be lotsa fun...

Little Closet Space. . .
Cute Comfy Bed

Something's Gonna Happen!

I don't know what it's going to be but I'm gettin' antsy to have something fun. Maybe planning a fall luncheon with yummy soups and bread or a fun filled Christmas couples party. Don't know yet, but I'm thinking about it. :D

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Reading Nie Nie

I have been reading this girl's blog from Utah for quite some time and finally I decided to put her "blinkie" on my blog. She was in a plane accident about a year ago and she blogs every day with her thoughts. If you think your life is in perril then read about hers. You will find her very inspiring and know that your life is wonderful... And you will say to yourself "It's a wonderful life!"

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Kenzi's Back From Cali !

So she went and came back. It seemed like a whirlwind. She had a great time with Aunt Ginger and her cousins, Kim, Lacey, Jerry and Alan. Even little miss Ali got to feeling better after bouting with the flu for a few days. Of course the Black Eyed Peas concert was a total blast. They were bumping and grindin' all night long. Fergie looked great of course and those backup dancers "kicked butt". Makes her want to be a professional dancer now! We're back into our routine and in just a short week we will be moving her to Logan. Lots of exciting things happening here. I can barely keep up. . .
Colt is in Alaska fishing with grampa Roger and we hope he has pictures to share when he comes home. It's hot there which is a little unusual but hes loving it.
Kenzi and "Lil Aunt Ging"

Hangin' with the girl's at the pool

Ging, Lacey, Kenzi and Kim