Until minimally tomorrow morning.
Why, you inquire?
Well, I'll tell you. (Like you have a choice. This is my blog and I'm tellin' ya)
This afternoon, I was innocently making dinner (cottage cheese pancakes, french onion soup, and vegetable casserole bake thingy which is yum and will be good for Pesach) and there was a knock on my front door.
All the kids were playing in front so I wondered why they were knocking to come in.
Well it wasn't my kids, it was a neighbor's kid.
It seems that there is a half dead skunk in my backyard.
Initially they thought it was dead, but they changed their opinion. I didn't argue with them about it. Dead or half dead, it has to leave. my. yard.
So I called Animal Control and my neighbor who works at the alderman's office.
Then I threatened all the children who were in front (most of whom were not mine) that if they went anywhere near, even close to the backyard, they would be sent home. Immediately. No second chances.
Animal Control has not yet come. Deep, cleansing breaths.