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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Day 59 - Saturday Feb 28th 2009

Mum's birthday today... Happy Birthday Mum, we celebrated by repeatedly riding the Pirates of the Carribean (yo, ho, yo, ho)

(and also by trying to unsuccessully email a birthday card and make a skype call over dial up internet and blackberry skype..)

Friday, February 27, 2009

Day 58 - Friday Feb 27th 2009

A nice flight to Anaheim and a first visit to Disneyland for the year; as we approached the gate at 10pm I questioned Sunny about whether we should buy tickets first, she surprised me by handing me a brand new annual pass which she has purchased earlier (my wife is ace..)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Day 85 - Thursday 26th March 2009

Felt dreadful, but had a few things at work I needed to do…

Turns out that Judy & Jeremy both stayed home sick yesterday too (Sadly Judy had booked a vacation day but spent it stick in bed). She left at around 10 am, I managed to make it through to 1.30 (and the conclusion of the projects I need to get done) before going home.)

Day 57 - Thursday 26th Feb 2009

Woke up this morning to a nice fresh blanked of snow; luckily I am flying down to california tomorrw, where I will be enjoying a few days of sunshine...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Day 56 - Wednesday 25th Feb 2009

Bub and Kiki have a new water bubbler; they love looking and poking at it, but don't yet to have cottoned on to the idea of drinking from it...

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Fw: Day 55 - Tuesday 24th Feb 2009

Kiki absolutely loves discs ejecting from machines, the PS3 is his favourite as its at his head height and the disc appears to come from nowhere, he will sit and wait for hours for a disc to disappear and reappear...

Monday, February 23, 2009

Day 54 - Monday 23rd Feb 2009

Today was a Monday, a Monday at work, pretty much it..

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Day 53 - Sunday 22nd Feb 2009

Build the Detolfs and did a little housework, while Sunny packed for her trip to Toronto & California next week (Toronto needs Cold weather clothes Cali needs Warm weather clothes..)

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Day 52 - Saturday 21st Feb 2009

Today, we went a did a little shopping, as we were in need of a new home for a couple of 30" Joe Ledbetter Circus punks, so off to IKEA to pick up another pair of Detolfs; the cats will be able to look but not touch (or scratch)...

Friday, February 20, 2009

Day 51 - Friday 20th Feb 2009

A busy day at work finalizing and the getting approval for functional specs, of course the update requirements arrived as soon as I had sent out the first draft of the spec, (but there really wasn't many changes to effect me..)

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Day 50 - Thursday 19th Feb 2009

I seem to have not made a note of anything which happened today.. :-(

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Day 49 - Wednesday 18th Feb 2009

Cycling to downtown slightly later than I was before means that there appeared to be many more bikes on the road than there was in the previous two years;  on three separate occasions, while stopped at various traffic lights, I received favorable comments about the coffee holder I have attached to my handlebars.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Day 48 - Tuesday 17th Feb 2009

I only have a few months left working downtown, so I figured that I should make the most of it, so I decided to start cycling again; the ride was so much easier than anticipated.  The fact that I want to make sure I spend some time with Bub in the morning means that I can simply get up at 6 prepare to leave in a leisurely manner while playing with the cats, then leave shortly before 7 just as it is getting light.  This means I don't get to my desk til 8, but as I may have to get used to a 9-5 again shortly ajusting to an 8-4 means half the battle is already won.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Day 47 - Monday 16th Feb 2009

Presidents day (and so happy to have the new president), we spent a lot of time making sure that Bub was feeling back as though he is home, he is, Kiki is less convinced that this new foul hospital smelling beast is his good old brother...

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Day 46 - Sunday 15th Feb 2009

The Delaneys came round to celebrate Christmas today, with Pizza and Apple Pie.  It may be nearly two months since the actual day, but with us away, then them away this was the best time...


Bub came home tonight, and is looking so much better.  He has already been able to pee which is excellent; he did look like he had been dragged through a hedge backwards, but I guess if you usually spent 60% of your waking time preening yourself then three days of wearing a surgical collar which didn't allow any sort of cleaning wouldn't leave you looking your best.  (He has spent quite a lot of his time prettying himself up since getting home.)  He's also been very affectionate which is nice.  

We have to keep him locked up in a room on his own and away from his brother for a few days so that we can monitor his input and output and let him rest his way back to full health.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Day 45 - Saturday 14th Feb 2009

Happy Valentines Day... 

We went to see Bub in the KittyKat hospital this morning, he was looking a lot more lively, and desperate to come home; the tubes going in and coming out of him was a little distressing, but at least he is on the mend.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Day 44 - Friday 13th Feb 2009

Poor Bub, his urinary crystals came back, he spent all day with our usual vet; here he is when we picked him up to take him to the overnight vet (wearing his surgical collar along with a catheter and fluid IV.)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Day 43 - Thursday 12th Feb 2009

Spent the day needlessly grumpy again, really worried about Bub, he is not at all himself, he is spending a lot of time just sitting looking apathetically  at the floor; he seems very sad, another trip to the vets tomorrow morning is on the cards.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Day 42 - Wednesday 11th Feb 2009

Felt Grumpy and tired all day for no good reason…

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Day 41 - Tuesday 10th Feb 2009

A pair of 30” Circus Punks and a FireCat takes us a couple of major steps towards completion, there is really now only a Mr. Bunny which remains…

Monday, February 09, 2009

Day 40 - Monday 9th Feb 2009

I finished off the evening by sitting outside, drinking bourbon, sweating in the hot-tub with my lovely lady wife; while enjoying the sensation of snow falling (and melting) on my brow...

Day 39 - Sunday 8th Feb 2009

Re-stung my guitar, I didn't realize quite how much joy the bouncing around of fresh shiny nickel strings would bring to Kiki. Sadly I had to end the joy after four strings and snip the loose ends; I had gotten worried he would put an eye out as each time he attacked each one he would get poked by another. This seemed to delight him as it gave him a fresh target to hunt. (it's all fun and games until a cat loses his eye.)

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Day 38 - Saturday 7th Feb 2009

The cats and I are having a lazy Saturday; tidying, mooching, snoozing, 360ing, PS3ing with a bit of hot-tubbing thrown in later...

Friday, February 06, 2009

Day 37 - Friday 6th Feb

Sunny headed off to LA for work and I had quite a busy day in the office (it was nice to feel a sense of achievement at work again); when I got home the SunScents for the hot-tub had arrived so I had a nice warm relaxing lavender infused soak in the dark drizzle of a Seattle evening...

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Day 36 - Thursday 5th Feb 2009

I bought the final part of our Joe Ledbetter "Smash" collection today; way too expensive for a toy, but the little Lava guy was the last we needed and he's winging his way to us already...

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Day 35 - Wednesday 4th Feb 2009

Walking home from the dentist for the second time this week; just had a molar drilled to bits in preparation for a crown on the 19th...

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Day 34 - Tuesday 3rd Feb 2009

Poor Bubble, after a Sunday stay at the kittie hospital and a few days of antibiotics he is on the mend (starting to be able to pee again) the vet confirmed that his kidneys are fine and there are no blockages; we will never really know what caused his malaise, but all things point to stress caused by Friday's micro earthquake (which we humans didn't feel at all).

Monday, February 02, 2009

Day 33 - Monday 2nd Feb 2009

My new cube with it's beautiful view of the sound; the box is only temporary...

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Day 32 - Sunday 1st Feb 2009

We received sad news today, a friend died tragically and unexpectedly; lovely friendly cheerful welcoming Betsy will no longer be around to brighten times with her exotic cowboy boots and her warming smiles.