Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Yes, We Still Live On

Things That Happened In July

We went Up North for The Fourth of July:


 We forced Mr F to express his latent heritage at The Cedar Polka Fest:
 Kid sported this amazing unicorn towel turban:


Baby blew the minds of everyone on Face Book with this drawing:
 Baby made me take a picture of this crazy pumpkin shaped grape:
 Big Boy tried to get used to his new blog reader (he is unimpressed):
We met up with Kid's boyfriend and his family:
 Kid let me cut 5.5" off of her glorious locks:
 And loved it:
 We went back Up North:
We found a bat on our bedroom ceiling at 2 AM:
 (I also got bit by bedbugs... not pictured... you are welcome)

We played at this park on the beach in Traverse City 
and couldn't think of one single reason not to move there:
 My hysterical niece with her beloved Biscoff Spread:
And admittedly superior rotisserie s'more technique:
 Kid decided she's playing the flute this year in the 5th grade band:
 Baby broke-ish her arm (still waiting final x-rays tomorrow):

We went to visit my 100 year old Nana:

She schooled us in Hopscotch: 
This one finally lost her crazy hillbilly tooth:
This dick took a shit INSIDE of our washing machine:
 Kid accused Baby of being a hoarder:
(It takes one to know one)

 And last, but certainly NOT least, a skunk sprayed the side of our house last night at 2 AM.  
Our windows were open.  
There is no way to adequately describe how horrific the smell of a direct skunk hit is.
It is not that weirdly sweet smell of a skunk at a distance.
Or those old school scratch & sniff stickers.
It is so strong it makes you nauseous.
Like unbelievably strong burnt garlic.
And there is seemingly no way to get the smell out of the house.






7 comments:

Smitty said...

We know - and love - that park well in Traverse City; the play structure shaped vaguely like a sailing ship, no? Love it there.

I'm sorry about the skunk. Your only solution, I'm afraid, is a flamethrower. Gather your favorite few possessions and get to work. The good news is that the M-2 flamethrower will help with Baby's "hoarding" problem.

julie said...

Great photos!
You always make me laugh.

We have a day shy of 4 weeks left until hell starts again.

Julie said...

The above comment is me. I have another account I guess for a aspergers association of NE message board that is under this other account. Fricking annoying.

Although it was probably obvious it was me by by optimistic outlook on the start of school;).

Mrs Furious said...

Smitty,
Yes, that is the one! We actually drove around and looked at houses right around there. If the opportunity comes up we are definitely interested in moving there full time. Or if we wake up rich... having a 2nd home... I'd take either option.

julie,
Ha! yes, I figured ;)
The count down to Hell begins. Of all of us, I was the most traumatized by last year and even the thought of starting back up gives me PTSD.

Mrs Furious said...

Smitty,
Um.. yes, it sprayed under the deck... which I guess can seep into your foundation, and basically you are fucked. The critter catcher guy comes on Monday and I'm hoping he has some magic advice that doesn't involve burning the house down. The smell has dissipated some but it's still definitely skunky.

CM said...

Skunk... Yes... Close up it smells like an electrical fire. Try having three long hair dachshunds sprayed at point blank --one foot or less range

CM said...

Skunk... Yes... Close up it smells like an electrical fire. Try having three long hair dachshunds sprayed at point blank --one foot or less range

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