NIghtmare and Giveaway Reminder!!

Disclaimer.....this post is not really teacher related (although it happened to a teacher) and it's partly gross.....very gross.....

Ok....I am stuck in a living nightmare.....I walk out to my backyard because I am going to mow.  That's where our push mower is.....have to push mow the backyard because it has so many little gardens (obstacles my hubby would say) plus the exercise is good right???  Well, we have an old shed in the backyard....ummmm, with no door.  Haven't needed a door....it's just got the push mower and mostly gardening stuff and our hurricane shutters....

So I walk out to get the mower out and as I enter the shed...I notice an odd, not so nice smell.....then, I see some flies...............

I think, ok, something is dead......maybe a lizard (we have hundreds of those running around all the time...it must be a Florida thing) or maybe even a mouse............a squirrel????????  I have about 13 of those, last count in my backyard with all my bird feeders........

I investigate a little more.......the smell is worse..........like, I'm gagging now and all alone.....did you hear me?  ALL ALONE!!!!!

I run into the house, call the hubs who is working .....here is the conversation:

"Hello?" hubs
"You have to come home RIGHT NOW!" me, not a hi....nothing...straight to panic
"Why, what's wrong?" hubs (yes, I scared him a little)
"Something is dead in the shed.....it's bad, please come get it!"
"I'm working, like right in the middle of a job....I can't come home now and do that."


moment of silence......

"Why?!?!?!" (yes.....I am a spoiled princess)
"Because I can't....what is it?"
"I don't know!!!!!"
"Well, did you look?"
"No, there's flies and it's really bad.....I can't breathe.....I almost threw up!"
"Go in there and see what it is and get it out"
"NO"
"Have the kids do it" (teen son and daughter)
"They aren't here!"
"Well then, it will have to wait until I am done with work."
"bye......." me- push button hard cuz I'm mad!!!

I go back and and try to figure out what it is and where it is.........people it is not pretty..........
then, I see a tail.......a BIG tail............we have a little plastic kiddie pool out there so I kick it to make sure the tail doesn't move (as if the smell didn't convince me!!!!!!!)

No movement.....I move a pressure sprayer that is in the back corner and there it is!!!!!!!  A HUGE dead raccoon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Now, what??????  I can't move that!!!!!!!!!  I've already gagged about 4 times and almost threw up once!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  The teens are off running errands so I am in the house blogging about my emotional trauma and waiting and hoping that maybe it will walk out on its own......

AND......am I going to die of rabies?!?!?!??!?! 

Waiting for the 6'2 teen boy to come home and praying he will be a man and take care of this situation for me!!!!!!! 

Told you it wasn't pretty!!!!!!  Sorry!  Really sorry you all had to endure this with me.....think of my telling you as my therapy.......I'm sorry......

On a much lighter and brighter note......................today is the last day for my adorable lunch bag giveaway. (I know.....I know......awkward combo with the dead animal and a conversation about lunch.....SORRY...I am completely freaked out at this minute about this....)

  It's NOT the last day to join the linky.   I have been having soooooo much fun seeing all the super cute lunch bags and lunches and reading about how DIFFERENT all our lunches are!!!  CRAZY!!   So, if you haven't yet.....link up and join the fun:)
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17 comments

  1. Ewww dead raccoon! Hopefully your son comes home soon and that he takes care of it!


    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

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  2. Oh man, that STINKS! Literally. Sorry about your traumatic morning. I love the lunch bag though. ☺
    Tanya
    First Grade is Fantabulous!

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  3. Yikes!!!! I'd have freaked out, too!
    But the other part of me thinks, "Awww. Poor raccoon. What do you think happened to him?"
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

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  4. Thank goodness it wasn't a squirrel! and you are so sweet to feed them!


    Hopefully someone will be there soon to help (and mow)
    Staci

    Going Nutty!

    misssquirrels@yahoo.com

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  5. SO gross!!! That is why I am glad that our shed has doors.
    ~Jada
    Daisy Days for Learning

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  6. I totally empathize!!! I don't even go into our shed for fear of the exact same thing ... and you're braver than I am - pretty sure I wouldn't have gone out to investigate a second time. A few years ago a bird flew down our chimney and was stuck in the fireplace. A panicked phone call to my husband resulted in me hanging up as he couldn't come home from work to save me. I shut all the doors in my house and hid in the bedroom (with my girls - just babies at the time), and waited for him to "save" us. Pathetic, maybe ... but I'm OK with it ...

    Jen
    Runde's Room

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  7. I joined in your linky party! And noted it on my blog.
    Love....31 thermal totes.

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  8. I'm with Kristin, wondering what happened to him, but then I'm with you, throwing up from the stench. ICKyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy. You've got SUCH great voice that I could almost smell it! Fingers crossed that he's properly disposed of directly.

    Barbara

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  9. omg!!! def. NOT one of the perks of living in Florida!!! Disgusting!!!! I would react the same way!!!
    Sorry you have to deal with this! On a lighter note.... I better be the WINNER!!!!!! :) I'm in dire need of a cute lunch bag! :) Hope you're having a great weekend otherwise!

    ❤ Mor Zrihen from...
    A Teacher's Treasure
    Teaching Treasures Shop

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  11. Hopefully he didn't cause too much trouble out there. I had a squirrel that decided he wanted to nibble on wires and tubes in my infrequently used vehicle before he ate something that really didn't agree with him. Dead squirrel and dead car.
    Really cute lunch bag.



    I only wanted to add my last name. I'm sorry it comes up that I removed comment.
    Tammy Barbour
    http://secondhelpingsforteachers.blogspot.com/

    Tamara Barbour

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  12. oh my word I would have freaked out!!! I hope your son can take care of it for you! I wondered what happened to it?! The joys of nature, huh?

    I can't wait to see the results of the giveaway!! I am sans-bag right now so my fingers are all crossed (well, figuratively, since I'm typing!)

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  13. WAIT!
    No update?
    What happened?
    Who moved him/her?
    Where did he/she end up?
    I need an epilogue!

    Loved the phone call conversation.
    Mine would have sounded the same.
    From a HOTEL.

    For Mrs. Squirrels sake, I am SO glad it wasn't a squirrel!
    Oh heavens!
    We don't have any BloggyFriends named Mrs. Raccoon, do we???
    If we do, I think we need to check for therapy numbers...

    Kim
    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

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  14. Oh, Tara! My phone conversation would have sounded EXACTLY the same! I also would have been praying my 6'2" son would take care of it! LOL

    Brenda
    Primary Inspired

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  15. Bahahahahaha! This sounds totally like a conversation I would have with my hubster. :) Hope one of the men of the house took care of that for you. Ewwwww!

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  16. That is terrible! One time in middle school, I went to take the patio chair cushions out of our shed and when I unfolded one there was a dead mouse inside! I FREAKED OUT!!!! My friend who was over at the time hosed it off into the garbage while I went crazy trying not to throw up! So I feel you totally.

    Marvelous Multiagers!

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