My garage is an old barn. It is partitioned into three sections: 1) a 20’x20’ on the bottom right, 2) a 10’x20’ on the bottom left with stairs to 3)my shop on the second floor. So last night I was building some shelving on the bottom right. When I finished aroung 10pm, I took a 45min break to grab a bite. When I returned, I started filling the shelves. In the room on the left I heard a rustling noise. I peeked through the connecting door and discovered… a skunk. Fortunately he did not see me, so I propped open the door, jumped into the bed of my pickup truck parked outside and waited for him to leave. And waited. And waited. Finally he came scurrying out… with two other skunks following close behind! But Instead of leaving they decided to investigate the room where I was building the shelving. So I retreated to my house and waited some more. I guess they approved of the shelving, as they did not adorn my garage, and eventually left. I’m greatful for a couple of things: 1) They don’t apear to be nesting in my garage and 2) I wasn’t following my usual routine of working in the shop, as I would have walked right in on them.
-- Andrew, Orange County, CA - www.TransitionTurning.com