before I’m back.
I won’t be answering emails, inquiries or posting on the blog this week. This has been a complete nightmare.
I never imagined it would turn in to this. Our house is disgusting right now. We had to call in some professionals for cleaning up after “disasters” to help get the skunk smell out. This included cleaning our air conditioning system, cleaning all the duct work and we had to vacate the house for 5 hours yesterday for an air treatment. A huge tank sucked all the oxygen out of the air in the house. Granted, it put off an odor, so now we have odd odor on top of skunk. I’d like to say it worked, but I’m not sure. Because that process was so expensive, we opted to do steam cleaning ourselves, including all the furniture, the floors, rugs curtains.
The smell permiated EVERYWHERE. In to EVERYTHING. Every item of clothing, every towel, every blanket, has to be soaked and washed in soap and vinegar. Every toy, every dish, every single freaking thing has to be sanitized. Every surface wiped with disinfectant. Every cabinet must be cleared, cleaned and reloaded. Every drawer in every room cleaned out. This is a nightmare. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve just broken down and cried today. This is awful.
Thank God for Mike and Alli. They allowed the stinky Stradtners to invade their home for the last 2 days. Mike came over and pressure washed our back porch and fence when the attack occurred. Having 5 extra (stinky) people in your home is chaotic, yet they welcomed us with a smile. I can’t tell you how thankful I am for their friendship. Mike and Jason spent today moving every piece of furniture we own and shampooing all the carpets and furniture. I’m totally sure that this is not how they intended on spending their holiday weekend. They even gave our kids clothes to sleep in. Alli and Mike, we just can’t thank you enough, I don’t know what we would have done without you!
We’re home now with lots of fans and living in the stink for the moment. It’s better, but not gone. Total nightmare. I do have a maid service coming to help me disinfect this week, but it’ll be awhile before I can fully function again. Especially since Taryn starts school this week, Teagan goes in for his shots tomorrow and well, we’re living a nightmare.
Clients, family and friends, I’ll catch up with everyone next week, so sorry!
ps our family dealing with Gustav is doing good, thank God!!!!
oh honey!!! That’s a lot to deal with!!!! Just the thought of all of that gets me stressed out! Praise God for good friends!
Eek! I’m sorry y’all are having to deal with that. Unfortunately, I am familiar with that skunk smell too. YUCK!
OhMyGod!!! I am sooo sorry your family has to go through this!!! I never knew getting skunked would be like that. I hope you are smell-free very soon. Sending lovely clean fresh smells your way!!! How is your dog by the way??
I hate that you’re dealing with this. I hope you have some time to rest after you do all that work!
If you see this, and you need an additional washing machine running- just give me a call. I will happily run a few washes for ya.
Boy you have been through alot lately. Getting struck by lighting…now the attack of the skunk. I really hope things start getting back to the normal everyday things for you & your family!!!!
Oh my…I feel SO unbelievebly bad for you guys right now:( I’d cry too if we were in that situation! Thankfully you seem to have some pretty good friends and I hope you guys get this all taken care of soon! I’m praying you guys can catch a break in here sometime….
Sorry you guys are going through this. Thank God for good friends! I hope you get your home back the way it was before and things go back to normal.
Oh, I wish I could say or do something to help you right now. I’m familiar with that smell too, a skunk sprayed under my house a week before my wedding. Lot’s of tears were shed that week. Hope the cleaning helps!
Oh god. I just saw this. What a MESS! I am so sorry you have to go through this, I just don’t believe it. Especially after the lightning incident? Wow. Hey, if you want to come hang at the hotel pool with us for a couple days while we are in town, let me know. 🙂 I’ll email you my cell #. So sooooo sorry you have to deal with this mess! I hope that it will dissapate quickly!!
Oh my goodness!! I am so sorry to hear about your skunk ordeal! You guys have already been through enough. Hang in there. It will all be cleaned up soon and the smell will be gone. Sending lots of good vibes your way. And Hooray for good friends! 🙂
Oh Lynds, that has to be so completely overwhelming. I’m so sorry you have to deal with that! My parents have had that happen several times with their dog, only they let him in to sleep! It makes me so angry! LOL! Anyway, the smell is truly terrible! I’ll be thinking of you this week! Love ya.
aww man I don’t know HOW this stuff keeps happening to you, seriously! Wow. I’m sitting here freaking out about moving and storage and a toddler getting into EVERYTHING and guests coming over….but wow you just made me laugh and step back. Thanks for that (though I know thats not what you intended)
Oh Lyndsay, I’m so sorry you’re dealing with this! Geesh, just when you’re getting settled into your new town and home and enjoying it. What a nightmare, just like you said! You definitely have some great friends there!!! But, you’re such a sweet family, I’m sure they welcomed you with open arms!
I know how you feel. When my daughter was only 8 weeks old a neighbor was having slow drain issues and called Roto-Rooter to fix the problem. Thankfully my husband was home and smelled a terrible sewage smell from 2 floors below in the basement so he could run 2 houses down and tell them to stop whatever they were doing. However, by that time the raw sewage from the city’s lines had gotten into our basement carpet, drywall, etc. I had no concept of the smell of sewer gas until I opened the door and immediately realized it was not safe for any of us to be there. Thankfully the city’s insurance paid for the work that needed to be done, but we had to have drywall cut out, the carpet removed and a product called ozone run throughout the house, including the furnace since it blew sewage gas stuff all over the house. By the end of things, you could never tell there had ever been any sewage or gas in the place. Good luck!
Oh my goodness, I am just reading this now! What a nightmare. I can’t even imagine! Glad you had some good friends close buy to help with the clean up:) New blog looks amazing!