Thursday, August 19, 2010

Out of the Pool

I woke up yesterday to a few very wet cats. At first I thought I left the lid up on the toilet. If it is not closed, they will play in it. Once in a while, I will put some water in the bathtub and let them splash around. They are not your typical felines.
I'm not really the most awake person in the morning hours. I laid there trying to figure out where the splish splish sound was coming from. Finally Napoleon came sliding out of the bathroom and I had my answer. The toilet was leaking. There was about an inch of water on the floor. I mopped it up, put on coffee, got dressed and wrote out the details for the super. As I left, I explained to the gremlins that the wading pool may be going at some point in the day and strangers would be coming into their sanctuary. I'm not sure if they understood.They gave me the same look when their dish is empty. The joy of living on the top floors is they will always fix leaky stuff before it travels down to other units.
Off to work I go with worries about who would be in my home and if I should make floaties for the gremlins.

Work is a weird state right now. We are in limbo waiting for the routes to come in and be mapped before the start of the school year. It is getting freaky close to the deadline. They hadn't arrived today so I was making all sorts of little projects for myself to keep busy.

Someone had made a drop off box for the driver's to put their paperwork in. I can't have it just plain. That would be boring. So I had a bit of fun with it:

I was very well behaved. There were no obscenities anywhere on the box!

When I arrived home, I was greeted by two dry cats and no wading pool. All in all, was a good day. I wonder what is on tap for tomorrow?

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Just Some Items..........

.......that aren't necessarily connected but part of my little world.
It has been a very long time since I made an afghan. I thought I would give it a go. Due to the very warm weather, I'm just knitting in long strips and will attach them later. I would like to show you pictures, but Rebel and Napoleon have different ideas.

While knitting, Napoleon likes to try and suck on the needle.

You can't even see the colour at this point.

When I am not knitting, Rebel has commandeered the part I have worked on.

Apparently it is quite comfy, cumbersome needles and all.

I was tired of having to defend my little project so I decided to play Wii. I have yet to figure out how to connect all my systems to the television, so I just plug whatever one in I need at the time.

Napoleon is quite helpful.

It is difficult to get back there.

In my email box this morning, someone sent me a weird little tidbit of information. The month of August in our current year will have 5 Tuesdays, 5 Mondays and 5 Sundays. The little note at the bottom said this is a rare occurrence and will not happen again for 800 years. This led me to wonder what other weird little things happen in August. I love Google for this reason. I learned that little tidbit is not actually that rare, although it is fun. The next time this will happen is in 2023. The site I stumbled on is called OMG Facts. On that page it went on to explain that the number of days works in a cycle. In 2009, there were 5 Saturdays, 5 Sundays and 5 Mondays. That is pretty cool.

Another weird little thing I have discovered is close to home.

I don't know why, but for some reason, Rebel and Napoleon have taken to leaving one kibble in their dish after every meal. I'm sure there is a reason for it, but hell if I can discern it.

I'm going to read my book outside with my coffee before the skies open. I hope you all had a wonderful week end.