After a full day of workshops at the Hands & Voices Leadership Conference last Friday, I headed over to the director's cabin to kick back. We played a rousing game of "Truth or Lie," where each person stated one truth and one lie about themselves and we had to guess which was which. It was a great way to get to know everyone else in a casual atmosphere.
I decided to hop into the hot tub in the back of the cabin with Stephanie, another deaf mom. I was hoping that the hot water would provide some relief from the pain in the my leg. We noticed a bird fluttering around the ceiling but we shrugged as we hopped into the tub.
A short time later, the bird settled on the window blinds. We took one look at the bird, one look at each other--and we both began to scream.
It was a bat.
Several people came running from the living room to find out what we were screaming about. Fortunately, Laura Godfrey from Minnesota was one of the moms who came in. She works at a zoo. Without batting an eye (sorry, I couldn't resist!), she took off her jacket and wrapped it around the bat--releasing it outside. The bat wasn't too happy and deposited a little smelly stuff on her jacket.
Thanks, Bat Woman--you saved the day!