Arriving back from Michigan after a few days yesterday, Nat put the Babe to bed while I gave the lawn a much-needed haircut. Once the tasks were done, we settled in for a nice night under the pavilion reading/drinking/relaxing.
Like everyone else in Chicagoland, we have a bit of a mosquito problem. But...fortunately for us, I picked up the most romantic of romantic birthday presents for Nat: the Off Clip-on. Along with a candle and the mother-of-all cintronella candles - our fireplace - we settled in for a long night outside. The temperature was perfect - the light is nice - and we have a nice loveseat out there to snuggle in to together.
We were in bliss for 40 minutes.
We all went inside; wasting a roaring fire in the fireplace, and turned on the flood lights. Of course I submitted the sighting on ElmhurstStinks.com.
A perfect night. Ruined. By an Elmhurst skunk.