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My little kitten is growing up!
In the past two weeks, he's gone from looking like a tiny adorable furball to looking like a miniature cat.

a little cat

He has also developed formidable talents with his teeth and claws and I feel like a pincushion!  This weekend, I will be learning to trim his pointy needles of death claws without being bitten.

We're naming him Hobbes in honour of a certain tiger.  :)
lurking Hobbes
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Care for a saucer of milk with that? )
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We were supposed to go camping with Badger this weekend. 
Drive northward. )

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Went out on my lunch break for a speed round with my little camera.  60+ photos in 30 minutes out in the rain on the street near my office.  Thank goodness all of the flowers in the planters are blooming.

Note to random passers-by:  Do not ask a person in an extremely tattered coat if she has change for the car park.  If she's out in the rain with a tattered coat and a camera, she's probably a STARVING ARTIST and should not be bothered while she's trying to work.   (Polite persons who stop and crane their heads, trying to see what I see through my lens, are actually quite sweet and amusing.)

Dance in the rain... )

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My sweety is awesome.

That is all.
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I survived the weekend from Hell.

We had hoped to have a relaxing Saturday of shopping and visiting with family out of town.

Murphy's Law had other plans.

We woke on Saturday morning to a freezing cold house.  No heat from the main unit and the pellet stove wouldn't work either.  50 degrees and falling.

Fortunately, the fix for the main heater was simple: set up a small space heater to thaw out the frozen drain pipe.  We still don't know what's wrong with the pellet stove.  Our dearest
[info]enemyfrigate stayed with us all day, kept us company, and made a lovely beef stew for supper.  (Thanks, sis!  I never knew that eating stew could help cure migraines!

On Monday,
[info]stormsongk woke me up at half past midnight to tell me the toilet wasn't flushing properly.  He was running late for work because he'd been trying to fix it.  He called about 10 minutes after leaving to tell me he'd been in an accident.  His car had slipped on the black ice and he'd driven down an embankment in the dark.  He finally got the car turned around and was able to drive back up onto the roadway.  He got as far as the next town when he discovered he had a flat tyre, so he called again asking me to pick him up and drive him to work.  So out I went at 2am to retrieve my wayward sweetie.  I headed home, got about 4 hours of sleep, and then drove out to pick him up again.  I took the same road he'd slid on.  The accident was on a hairpin turn edged with trees.  He'd managed to drive BETWEEN the trees, only clipping one on the way down,  If he'd slid sideways on the ice, he'd have broadsided the trees and likely rolled his car.  And if he'd been going any faster, he might have ended up in the marsh.  

He's very lucky to be alive. ♥

As if that weren't enough, the toilets started overflowing when we washed the laundry on Monday.  o.O  The sink drains and bathtub also made bubbly noises.  So tomorrow we will be getting the septic tank pumped and the pipes looked at. 

Oh, the joys of home-ownership.

Hopefully, this will fix the problem.  

I'm ready for a good day now, please.

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