Yessirree ... the DAMN SKUNK IS BACK!! Sorry for the bad language, but I'm so MAD!!! I haven't seen them for almost a month in spite of my flashlight vigilance every morning. This is not a picture of the one that haunts me. He's huge and almost completely black. When I hit him with the flashlight (wish that wasn't metaphorical), I saw no white on him whatsoever! Oh yes, it's a skunk alright.
Obviously the skunk trap is not working. I can't tell you how frustrated I am!! I'm not sure what is worse ... skunks or scorpions and snakes.
To add to my already frayed nature, I discovered quite by accident that the time changed. Did you know that in California in 2018 the people voted to do away with this nonsense? The government of course completely ignored our wishes, like they always do. In response, I ignore them. I leave all my clocks set on Arizona time, where they are smart enough NOT to fiddle with the hands on the clock.
I spent a good portion of the day on the couch with the puppies. It had it moments when they weren't fighting over who got to be the closest. The older they get, the worse they are.
So I'm off once again to the Patch for cleanup day, then hopefully I'll be able to pick up my mail. It's my ballot I'm looking for, but I suspect it won't be there. After all, it's the Post Office who HAD it at one point, but that doesn't mean it will be in my box. They are notorious for losing mail.
Here's one last look at Halloween. I just KNOW there's a skunk hidden in there ... they are the devil in disguise!!
Final total walking at the Patch (not including cleanup): 222.96 Hard to believe I walked that far.