Saturday, the kids had a basketball game in York, NE, which is about 4 hours away. Tim stayed home, so it was just the kids and me.
The games were over around 5:00 ish, and then we went out for supper with some of the other basketball families. During supper, I received a call from hubby that it had started to snow at home, so we decided to get on the road.
Now, most of you who know me well know that after 7:00 pm I’m pretty much done for the day. As such, I DO NOT like driving at night. The sleepies kick in and I occasionally find new sides of the road on which to travel. As the kids were deciding who was going to ride “shot-gun” I informed them that whomever it was needed to be able to keep me awake. My daughter was elected (yeah, like she’s going to stay awake.).
Since Shan is so much like her mother in the sleep department, I decided to go to a much more reliable source to stay awake: God.
I prayed that He would help me stay awake if Shan went to sleep. Which she did.
Once she fell asleep, God took over.
Maybe I should have prayed a bit more specifically about how he was going to keep me awake, because me hitting a skunk and the aroma filling the car for the next three hours was just not what I had in mind. But it worked, and proves once again what a sense of humor God has. 😉
The aroma is still overwhelmingly present in the trunk of the car and on anything that was in the trunk on impact. Like the kids’ gym bags, uniforms, basketball shoes, and all of our winter coats. I really don’t think the uniforms and shoes needed any help in the stench department. 😀
So, now I get to figure out how to take skunk smell out of the car and everything else that was in there. I know that people and animals are bathed in tomato juice, but I don’t see how that is going to work on anything else.
Any ideas would be appreciated. 🙂