Posts Tagged ‘cats’

New Bedroom

Flew home this morning.  I’d been worried I hadn’t given the cats enough food and water when I left, so I drove straight home from the airport.  But, the cats still had food and water when I got home.  They were a little standoffish at first, but soon warmed up to me because they love to be pet.  I pulled out the vacuum to get some cat hair and litter off the floor and tripped the circuit breaker.  Found out I have two circuits for the 110 VAC.  I’d plugged into the 15A circuit (the other one is 20A), which also powered my internet modem, the microwave, the box fan next to my bed and the portable air conditioner in the shed.  The vacuum was just too much.  Plugged the vacuum into the outlet that was still working, finished up and then went outside to reset the breaker.  Yes, the breakers are on the outside of the house!

After greeting and feeding the cats, I lay down for a nap.  Slept for three hours.  Felt fantastic when I woke up.  Glad to be home again….

Got up, got the car loaded, and got back on the road.  Made it to the new house just before 5pm.  First thing I did was put food and a litter box in the bathroom for the cats so they could hang out a little while as I rearranged the furniture in the house and unloaded the car.

Rearranging — Moved the dining room table and chairs out to the patio.  They are made out of plastic and metal, so they should do OK out there.  Then I moved the living room furniture into the dining area, then then the bedroom into the living room.  At that point, the bedroom was empty.

New Bedroom

New Living Room

Sometime during the last few weeks, I’d been thinking about what I could do to keep the cats off the kitchen counters and even more important, a hot stove.  I decided the bedroom would become a cat room.  So this evening I went to the store and bought a couple of cat towers.  I assembled and installed them, to the kitties’ delight.  Still have to fill it out, but this is how it looks for now:

Cat Room 2

Cat Room 1

OK — so Facebook has a new feature allowing you to do artistic things with with pictures you take with your phone.  I’m trying some out.  One of the cats, Handles has already made himself at home on one of the built-in shelves above one of the towers.

Handles Approves

 

 

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I’m outta there!

Finished cleaning the apartment in Kansas this morning, just before the move-out inspection.  Picked up the cats.  Stopped by the post office to file my change of address.  Then hit the road.

Now we’re in Tucumcari, New Mexico, at the Historic Route 66 Motel.  The cats are exploring the room.  I’m ready for bed.

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Spent the day packing and getting things ready for the junk truck, since I got the day off.

Took the cats to the vet for boarding.  Big kitty sounded so forlorn, like I was leaving him there for good.

Returned the Google fiber box, too.  That means no more TV until Tuesday night when the cats and I are in our motel room in Tucumcari, New Mexico.  Made sure to pack the Roku boxes in a moving box I’m taking in the car with me.  I want access to my streaming channels as soon as my internet is hooked up at the new house in Arizona.

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15 days before moving.

My aunt who was with me in Arizona earlier this month came to get her SUV at my apartment today.  She also left with a bunch of shelves, a dresser, a lamp, a microwave and a small TV in the car.  I’m hoping she’ll come back and get some more things, because the more I can give away, the less I’ll have to pay the junk truck to haul stuff away.  If the cats had no idea before, I’ll bet they’re starting to figure out now something is amiss.