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posted by [personal profile] cathyr19355 at 07:48pm on 17/09/2008 under
I keep composing LJ entries in my head when I can't get to my machine, then find I'm too tired to care about posting when I do have time at my machine.

So, here's your minimum monthly news fix about my life. As you'll see, it's a mixed bag.

1) I am finally back in compliance again with our local plant control ordinance. [livejournal.com profile] esrblog and I chopped out the ground cover that was draped over the sidewalk, and we hired a Tree Guy to prune the two big spruces for about $200. (Of course, one of the spruces is cracked down the trunk and needs to be cabled together, and both need root pruning and super fertilizer stuff to become really healthy again, but first things -- and costs-- first.

2) The waterbed began to leak enough that a bit of overspill was hitting our hardwood bedroom floor. So on Saturday we bought a new waterbed mattress and mattress cover (cost: $400). The new mattress, unlike our old one, is an almost-but-not-quite-full-flotation style (i.e., it's not just a bag of water, it's a bag of water with some fiber reinforcement built in). It took until last night to drain the old one and get the new one in and installed, but it seems to have been worth it--the bed is more comfortable than it's ever been.

3) Sugar is doing just fine. I got her to eat wet cat food laced with antibiotic by the devious tactic of not putting down any other kind of food until the wet food was consumed. Now I'm only dosing her food with chondroitin powder, and she eats it happily enough. She has not had a recurrence of her "ouch!" behavior, and has been walking around, leaping up on furniture, and engaging in purring and shamelessly soliciting attention. In short, feline business as usual.

4) After weeks of minimizing how much time I spent walking up and down stairs, my Achilles tendons are beginning to feel almost normal. Thank God.

5) [livejournal.com profile] landley is coming on Friday to visit us for two weeks. Yay!
Mood:: 'tired' tired
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