Diatribe: Hitting A Skunk With A Car.
The garage in our house has two doors. We haven’t used one of them for years, because our second vehicle has been a truck that’s too large to fit inside, and so half the garage has slowly became a storage area. Then, just last week, we bought a car.
We were really excited to be able to use the second half of our garage again and worked for days to clean it out, straighten and sweep so that we could comfortably park the new car indoors. Unfortunately, the electric garage door opener that had been installed years ago was no longer functioning properly. So I bought a new one and set about installing it.
I couldn’t get it to work. I spent hours and hours trying to set the up limits and down limits but to no avail. Eventually, it was time to call a professional. The ceiling in our garage has plumbing and other duct work in the way but the installer knew exactly what to do. In no time, we had a functioning garage door opener and we could finally park the car inside without having to open and close the door manually and without locking it.
We washed the car and were excited to use the new opener when we returned from the theater. But, on the way home, we hit a skunk in the road. It must have been a monster skunk because the stench was worse than any skunk … ever.
Our freshly washed car smelled so bad that there was no way we could park it in the garage without the stench penetrating our entire home. So, after sweeping and cleaning, wrestling with the garage door opener, paying for a professional installation, washing and waxing the car, we had to park it outside!
Tonight, after two additional car washes, the car remains parked in the driveway while our clean garage is empty and the door remains unopened.
I’m afraid the smell will never go away.
Have you ever hit a skunk with your car? If so, how did you make the smell go away?!
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