It's great to see the shelter and all your kittehs "in person!" They are all SO cute! And don't worry about BF in fact I would be happy to take it over permanently if you want. Heaven knows you have lots to do all over! And while I am here, HAPPY EASTER to you and Bryan and all your kittehs!!!!!
Hi girl!! How are you doing? I've read some of your messages to Chris10a (ED). You addopted a new cat? How cool is that!! Hope t see a pic of her soon ;-) How are things going with the selter? I did see your comix on the house. 70 Cats?! Thats a lot!! Keep up the fantastic work sweety!!! Sending you lots of good vibes!!! *hugz*
Well, I saw a partial cleanout done in five hours by ten people, mostly over fifty, and half of whom had never been in that house before. Most of them did not even know all of the others in the group, and there were five men and five women, and we were digging someone out of a hoarder's house. The ladies got together and went through everything in a bedroom while the men went through the furniture and many boxes and cases in the front room. It took half an hour, four men and some power tools, but the couch was completely disassembled after two people spent almost an hour finding things under and in it! After that, everything that could be used, donated or sold was put in all those boxes and everything else, including old carpet cut out by the men while the ladies reboxed in the back room, was put in a dumpster. During the following week, a few things that had been found during those five hours were sold and the take was enough to pay for the dumpster rental.
Hiya, stranger. ? Just popping in to see what's up and to confirm that I am indeed still kicking around. Been real busy lately. They changed everything at work with a new system. (If it ain't broke comes to mind. LOL.) I started a new position. I'm now in charge of the backroom. It is brutal. ? The alternative was coming in at 6 in the morning and let's face it, I'm not a morning person. I'm not an afternoon or an evening one either, but there you go. ? Hope you and yours are doing good. I'll still be popping in and out from time to time, so hopefully my starship is in your sector the same time you are. Hope you and your family have a Happy Easter. ?
Hi Ho Sylbia! We've been home a week now, but I've been tending to other things before making the big splashy jump back in here at ICHC. So of course not 2 minutes after I log on Mark comes home early from his day's activities. D'OH! He always has Good Friday off and was *supposed* to be doing all sorts of things, all of which managed to get derailed. So... not sure how long I'll be on. But I'm back home, so if I'm not here just now I will be frequently for the foreseeable future. ++ Have you guys had any rain yet? We had big wind, some hail, and a modicum of rain last night, after which it got *much* chillier. The wind even managed to knock a semi off the road on Mark's way home after work. We've been up into the mid-80s already, then mostly in the 70s but today it's only in the 50s - just in time for all the folks who want to have Easter egg hunts. However, we DO have loads of flowers and flowering trees, including my beloved lilacs, which smell heavenly! A lot of years it goes from freezing to hotter than Hades so quickly, or we get a late freeze, that flowers are a no-go. Of course it's to be back in the 80s next week... when Mark goes back to work from this 3 day weekend. ++ The trip went well, nothing major went wrong, the weather was pretty good (no rain till we were on our way home), and it was great to see everyone again. This event marked the 20th anniversary of our going to it together! Mark had been to 3 before then. This time around we held the firsts meeting of the events official Association, of which we're members. We'll report, suggest, advise, & consent for the Board, which actually makes final decisions. Not just anyone can be an association member, but we've more than met the reqs of attending so many events in a row and having done the (often shirked) community service hours. It's nice to feel we have a quantifiable say in how the event continues to evolve. ++ Glad you like the avatar, though it's not new. I used it for ages and ages but switched it out for Yule, then winter, then Valentines. But this is the one that prompted my profile location being listed as "my green heaven." :D
Boy, that's awesome news. The forces of Ceiling Cat prevail! Getting that retired vet and the connection to the community college is a real coup as well. I'm curious...will regular assed kittehs be able to use that cat stand as well or is it really only appropriate for big assed felines? ;^) Let's hope that MIL continues to improve. I'm sure things will go well with your eye. No chance of easing up on the gas though. That big Easter celebration will be good fun and probably nice to expend some energy on something other than the shelter. The shelter has taken a lot of time and focus but it really sounds like it's coming together. Congrats!
Got my dancing shoes on too! Hooray!! It all sounds most promising! BIG congrats for pulling the shelter back from the brink of disaster, girlfriend. Also very glad to hear MIL is doing better. Keep up the good work and hopefully you'll be able to start spending more time here again next week. We all miss ya!! HUGZ!