We had one wonderful week of delightful weather and then the rains came.
Anyone who lives on the east coast knows how bad it was. I hope most of you have made it through without too much damage and inconvenience.
We are lucky to live in an area where flooding seldom occurs. We did have a nice trout stream (Zip wishes!!!) running through our front yard.
With the cooler weather, the cats have been VERY active. The earlier hot weather had them laying low under the fans. Now they are in high gear, running wild through the house and jumping on the furniture. Though once in a while they do take time for some "Mommy Moments'.
Penny loves to knead on my arms while I'm sitting at the computer. But an arm covered by clothing will NOT DO! She will knead on my hand if it the only part uncovered. Those little feet can do some pressing! I've been left with bruises several times.
Look at those lovely copper eyes. Perfect for a girl named Penny
Hiding in the trash can after we put in a clean bag. Those eyes are looking a bit wild and excited.
Isabel had loved Deiter from the moment she came to live with us.
He wasn't sure he wanted to be friends with a pesky little female, but finally he had surrendered to her charms. She is charming, isn't she?
They like to lay in the sewing table and keep me company while I work.
In the evening there is the excitement of watching for moths on the window screen. Reggie and Isabel are having a little stand-off to see who gets control of the window sill.
There are times when living with cats boggles my sanity.
I used to have a little sage green wallet. It was small and thin and didn't hold much because it didn't need to.This was back in the days when the only cards I had to carry were my driver's license and social security number. Way before credit cards, bonus cards and three forms of picture ID were necessary. I hadn't seen this wallet in probably thirty years and had no idea what had become of it. If asked, I probably would have said that I threw it out long ago.
This was laying in the middle of the living room floor yesterday morning when I came downstairs!
Where they found it, I have no idea!!! They can't open dresser drawers. They hadn't been to the attic. I can not imagine where they were digging around! It just blows my mind!
And more crazy-making, only not so mysterious. Our faucets on the bathroom sink recently went bad beyond repair so last weekend we decided to go to Lowe's and check out the options. We came home with a nice attractive brass set. While Zip was taking off the old faucets, I kept hearing grumbling about how darn heavy the old sink (an antique) was. So I finally asked if he would rather get a new pedestal sink and install it along with the new fixtures. Another trip to Lowe's.
We got home and unpacked our purchases. Zip sat the basin on the treadmill until he was ready to install it. Guess what! It fits!!!
Doesn't it look great???
The strip of wood along the back is to hold it tightly in place so when the 20-lb. monster jumps up he will not cause it to wobble. It's also fastened to the wall with a sturdy bracket. We keep a stool beside the sink to discourage him from jumping directly on the edge of the sink. We will be painting the strip to match the wainscoting.
We also installed a Biffy Bidet on the toilet. I've been wanting some kind of bidet device for years and have finally found this fairly inexpensive one.
And yes, after a week of using it, I love my Biffy!
In my spare time, I've been working on the sweater. I'm below the underarm on the body and I have one sleeve finished. It's kind of fun to work from the top down so it can be tried on for length as I go along.
No rug hooking right now, but am going to start on a project for a friend which I can't show yet and I want to do something for fall.
I'm getting tired of typing! I think it's time for a break.
Have a good weekend everyone!