More Random News
So Muffin mauled my right hand on Saturday after seeing Sylvester while I was petting her. On Sunday I was doing my usual 3-5 shift and around 4:30 Monica brought in a ton of cats. The whole month has been rotating adopt-a-thons under the umbrella of Animal Humane (which is not the city lockup in that they at least try not to kill the animals, but I digress). This past weekend was the grand finale at the State Fairgrounds and ran from Friday to Sunday at 4pm. Nine of our cats were adopted: Darryl and Friendly; Domino and Keo (yay!), Golden Boy, Max, Missy, Sarah, and Scruffy Red.
Unfortunately Sylvester decided to lash out at Muffin as I was holding him just after Monica got there, and he left some nice slashes on the bridge of my nose and my right eyelid. I got seriously lucky; a centimeter or so higher, if that, and he would have actually gotten my eye.
I haven't seen the house since Sunday, and I am trying to refrain from going until tomorrow, which is our orientation. We'll see how well this resolve actually holds this afternoon when I'm dangerously close and the siren call of the house will be dueling with the siren call of Kitty City. I figure if I turn right onto San Pedro and right onto Menaul I'm safe; if I continue up Summer to San Mateo or turn left onto Menaul, I'm doomed.
As usual, callicrates
' journal has what needs to be done by tomorrow (in theory; I believe Pam can try to get it done between orientation and closing, and I also believe we can close with caveats that certain work is left to be done) as well as pictures.
Speaking of photos, I finally updated three albums. There are two sets of new pictures of the Paca Puppy (Pandy/Sasha)
, who has reached the venerable age of seven weeks; three absolutely wonderful pictures Andy got of Gail and Heidi cuddling
; and some pictures I got of moonrise
A week from today is going to be interesting. Andy will be dropping me off at the house while on his way to work. I won't have net access or a landline phone, though I will have my cell and possibly his. During the day our alarm will be hooked up, our free-standing freezer, refrigerator, and washer/dryer will be delivered, and I think I'm forgetting some other stuff. I'll probably borrow Andy's laptop since I can write without having a net connection and since our electrical outlets already work.
The interesting part will be that there is absolutely no furniture; maybe we can get a cheap beanbag or a foam futon/chair or something for me to sit in when not overseeing workers <FX: Whip-crack>. Or maybe we can see if we can order a bookcase or two to be delivered on Tuesday and I can spend the day unpacking books and/or media which we've already brought over.