Wesley Chapel, Florida (high 71, low 39)
We’ve been busy trying to stock up on food and necessities for our trip to Kissimmee Prairie State Park. The nearest grocery store at the prairie is 30 boring miles away, so we’re trying not to forget anything important, like kitty food, beer, vodka, beans, or spinach. Normally we don’t worry because there is always a grocery store nearby.
We’ve been sitting here nearly 6 weeks, so of course we’re well settled and have that much more to do to get ready for our trip tomorrow.
It would be helpful if we didn’t wait until the last minute to do things, but we never seem to learn.
Al is currently up on the roof lubricating the Winegard Satellite dish. It made a squeaking noise the last time we raised it, so we decided a little lube might be in order. Of course, we had 6 weeks to do that project, but we waited until the last minute. Normal for us.
One of my procrastinated jobs today is to get the Silverleaf Engine Monitoring system re-installed on my new laptop. Of course, I’ve also had weeks to do that but again, I prefer to wait until the last minute so that I can feel stressed before travel day. I’m having problems getting it installed properly, so now I’m waiting for a call back for some help.
Yesterday, I saw a post on Facebook from an old friend from USAA. He had a squirrel fall down his chimney and into the fireplace. He needed a live animal trap. We just happened to have one so we met up with him yesterday to give him the trap and visit a while. It was good seeing him. I got a message this morning that he was successful and caught the squirrel. He’ll let him go outside and hopefully the squirrel will be smart enough to stay away from the chimney.
This morning, along with all the other things we need to do, Mr. Baxter decided to eat a rubber band. Al dropped a rubber band and before he could pick it up, Baxter ate it.
I’m worried it will become tangled around his intestines or something. I stuck my finger down his throat and felt what I thought was the rubber band, but I was unable to pull it out.
We gave him a can of kitty food, trying to make him sick. I gave him a handful of raw spinach (his favorite), some chard, kale and finally some freshly washed grass from outside. I was hoping he would throw up, but nothing came up yet. We called the vet and they said they could do an x-ray and see if it was tangled around anything. Of course, it won’t be tangled yet…it just got in there. I think we’ll watch him today and hope it passes. We may end up staying put another day. Darn cat~