Thursday, February 26, 2009

Dipstick has a fog day today...several school districts canceled. However we just went on a delay. Driving was not difficult - the roads were not slick at all. However visibility was non-existent to say the least - one could see about the distance of two telephone poles. Thankfully I knew the route and where the stops were - made things much easier. Even so...I realized at one point that I really wasn't sure where exactly on a road I was...turns and stops were definitely more difficult to find. The fog has lifted mostly but it's still a grey hazy day... it's supposed to start raining and sleeting later.

We rather suspect that one of the dogs has tangled with a skunk...the aroma is still fairly strong outside. I have no good ideas how to decrease the aroma...especially since I'm not at all sure how/what the dog tangled with it.

The "scenic route" can be a lot of fun - provided one does not need to use the restroom! There are no public rest areas on back country roads. I made a wrong turn somehow coming home from dropping off a payment at the electric company and actually ended up in a different county. I am very thankful for a compass in my car as I would have had no idea which way to go or where I was without that. I still didn't know exactly where I was or which way to go but at least I knew which way I was going! B and my sister and girlfriend all laughed at sense of direction (or lack) is well-known.


scrappy quilter said...

Oh no, I hope your dog hasn't tangled wth a skunk. That smell will be around for awhile if he did.

Linds said...

Skunks... I know nothing about them except tomato juice should get the dog clean. I am not in any hurry to meet skunks either!
I think maybe your family need to save up and get you a Tomtom. That way you can goo on any scenic route you want and still find your way home at the end!

Mary said...

I don't know if I could do driving in such fog. I would be so nervous (a real braveheart - not). Please be careful.

Skunks -
Don't Fall for Old Wives Tells

Against what most people believe, using tomato paste or tomato juice doesn't work at all! What really happens is that when you apply the tomato juice you're so close to the source of the odor that it overwhelms your sense of smell and causes your body to stop smelling the odor (olfactory fatigue). So once you apply the tomato juice all you can smell is the tomatoes!

People who apply tomato juice swear it works because they can't smell the skunk anymore. But anyone not exposed to the skunk odor will quickly verify that they can still smell the odor.

That came from a website - I got all excited cause I googled skunk smell removal and I thought I had come across the treatment - but you have to pay to get the solution. The www was

and then, apparently, there is a product called BON-CC-41 by a company called BioWorld.

Skunk smells - sounds awful. Hope all is smelling like roses soon.

Catch ya later.