Friday, October 30, 2009


Lucy's back. The Wilsonville woman called me suddenly today to say the woman she adopted her to was bringing her back immediately. I told her to bring her kittens, then too, because it sounded like the lovable loving Lucy had turned into a stressed out monster, like me today.

So she comes down this evening, while I'm trying get ready to go tomorrow, stressing me out. I didn't want to take another cat while I'm stressed and trying to get ready to go tomorrow. And she didn't bring the kittens, which would have helped both Lucy and me.

So, I'm trying to get ready to go, something I should have done during the afternoon, but couldn't due to getting caught up in Lucy's return, minus her kittens, which I thought were coming too, which would have made life easier on calming down Lucy, who has been passed around way too much, and on me, in dealing with a stressed adult cat who misses her kittens. Well anyhow.

Also, my printer broke down today and I had not yet printed up my flight ticket for tomorrow's transport of Tiny Tim to his new home. I rushed to Corvallis, to get a new cartridge since an error code indicated the black cartridge was defective. I know what happened. Miss Daisy has been sneaking in her, and crunching down on top of the printer and paper tray. Last time she did so, I heard a nasty crunch. I still have not got the printer working despite the new black cartridge, which Rapid Refill, when I explained my urgent need to get the printer working and why, donated the new refilled black cartridge. Anyhow, am about to try to get a page to print. Wish me luck.

Tomorrow is going to be an incredibly long day for me. But an exciting day. I will be leaving very early and getting home, if I catch a very tight Seattle connection, after 1:00 a.m. Sunday morning. The flight down is only 2 1/2 hours. The flight back is through Seattle.

I will meet with Kate and Ned, Tiny Tim's new family, go to lunch with them, quickly, get back to the airport to check in and be gone. My big vacation for the decade! Ha! Three hours in Huntington Beach. I plan to have a good time in that mini vacation, I tell you. It is a better vacation than zero hours, don't you think?

And I am happy Tiny Tim is getting a great home with good people.

Boy there have been some freak fatal accidents lately. Yesterday, two twin brothers pulling a trailer behind their SUV, cut a corner and hit the back of a T-bird. A man was working on the front of the T-bird, and was crushed when the trailer struck it, and the T-bird rolled over him and came to rest on top of him.

Today, a woman goes in to get her hair done, at a salon in the front of Fred Meyer and doesn't make it home alive. An old woman hits the gas instead of the brake and plows through the window of the salon at high speed, even going through a brick wall. The Albany woman killed was pinned between the old woman's car and a sink.

Just goes to show you, any of us could die any second. I better stop complaining about anything, like I have been, and enjoy every second alive I get.


  1. omg what a mess...i read this after i emailed.don't even worry about replying...don't do anything unecessary tonite.
    i really am praying for a save drive! its a long way, especially twice in one day!

    we'll have good weather and go to the beach! i hope lucy will be ok for tonite and let you rest some and tomorroe. and you were able to print.

    we can't wait!

  2. California here you come...three hours at the beach...more time than we spent there, huh? You are spending more time flying from one state to the next then i spent on the connecting flight from baltimore to chicago! remember, I only had 35 minutes between flights and that was barely enough time to do anything other than get to the next careful, and DO NOT MAKE JOKES IN THE AIRPORT....EVEN HALLOWEEN JOKES...TSA DOES NOT FOOL AROUND...other than that, have a good time, and tell tiny tim good bye from us~!

  3. Yes, much more time than we spent at the beach in Oregon. You were frozen. It was very windy and night approaching, getting dark. I didn't blame you much for wanting to leave. No jokes, I'll remember that, and, nice smelling socks, because I know, you have to take your shoes off, right, for inspection?

  4. Lucy is making tons of noise, growling, even screaming at the other cats, through the crack under the bathroom door. I've arranged to pick up two of her kittens on the way home Saturday night, so hopefully things will be better for her then. She's a different cat than when I last saw her. Very sad.

  5. You've said it before-why would any cat want to leave your house-it's paradise for them. So, "pack up your troubles in that old kit bag" and fly, girl fly! Have some fun even though it may be a short amount of time. Stay safe!


  6. Safe journey Tiny Tim and best of luck in your new loving home!

  7. Have a great vacation!! It's quiet here- had my H1N1 shot, had to - work with kids and 3 in ICU now with H1N1!! Can you imagine cancer and H1N1. That's why we all have to get it so we do not infect those who are ill! I just wish they would move faster in the vaccination program. We did our Halloween thing last nite at the hospital. (we have a party for the kids - and the grown ups who wish they were, lol)

    Anyway, have a great trip!!!

    I wonder what H1N1 does to cats? I need to research this- but at least they won't get it from me and they will stay home till the peak is over! Already had one trick or treater at 2?30 PM, wow!