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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Not Yet Successful!

I guess I should have known that putting a video on the blog was not quite as easy as it seemed!

It appeared to work at first but then after getting this warning and reloading repeatedly with the same results, I'm going to have to do more research.  But at the moment, I'm too busy.  So it will have to wait.

 We've been moving furniture and looms around in an effort to make a bigger sewing area, one with room for a 6-foot cutting table.  Those of you who have cats know how they can be sleeping peacefully one minute, and come fully awake in an instant the minute you start doing some work.

Looms are not light, and we old farts are trying to get one up the stairs to a spare room so I can finish threading and get some weaving done.  Meanwhile the three young heathens are running up and down the stairs under our feet!  And of course, I'm screaming 'get out of the way!!!'  We managed without any one getting seriously injured, but next trip the kitties were secured behind the kitchen door.

Then we brought in the cutting table and immediately there are five cats all over it, sniffing the underside, and swatting at each other for position.

Then we folded up the treadmill and pushed the other loom aside till we can take it apart and carry it upstairs.  It just happened that these two items were right under the ceiling fan.  Horay!!!  Another new game!!!  This is why I wanted to be able to take a video.  The live action was hilarious!

They had the two balls on the end of the pull chains swinging wildly in all directions!  At times there were three little wild beasts up there swatting madly!

There are reasons why people who love cats have to be slightly insane.  And if they aren't already, the cats will gladly drive you in that direction!

The new cutting table is working out nicely, when I am able to use it.  It's a great afternoon napping spot.
Brad and Kami had hired a new seamstress and I thought my retirement from sewing was within reach.  But don't get hasty!  She didn't work out for them and I will now be back to uniform making.  I knew it was too good to be true!  Oh well, what else do I have to do with my life???

Thanks to all of you who left comments and helpful info on my video attempt!
Hope your week is going well.


  1. You sure make me laugh! It all makes me wonder what you are feeding your little furry feline friends. It must have some secret energy juice in there somewhere! I really enjoyed your post today, thank you for sharing!

  2. I wonder why the video stopped working is temperamental perhaps. I wonder how long those pull chains are going to last with all the kitties having a go at them :-) I hope you two won't overdo the heavy furniture moving!!!

  3. I get frustrated with one curious cat underfoot! Your stories are entertaining....would like to see a video!! I definitely know about old farts and stairs....they are an issue in our house too!!!

  4. If you're anything like us, you'll ache like billy-o tomorrow.
    Lugging stuff about just about does us in now. lol
    How right you are about the cats, Anything moved or new has to be checked out.
    The weaving sounds interesting, maybe we could see some pictures.

  5. at least you try to put the video on your blog. I haven't even attempted it yet. Can't even figure out how to take a video with my camera lol. Looking forward to the shows when you get it working.

  6. I usually host my videos on YouTube, then I just copy and past the HTML code on the blog!

  7. Not sure how you managed to get the loom up the stairs without squishing a feline.LOL...actually not sure how you managed the task at all ...well done. I have never thought about you working ...just thought you did everything for pleasure ...what uniforms do you make ? Look forward to you sorting out the videos so I can share your furry family and their antics. xx

  8. Pat, I can so relate to you and cats underfoot. It happens to me twice a day at the farm. As soon as I walk in the door at feeding time, it's like a carpet of cats. I've never seen the like of it until this year.

    At first it was only one small scared kitty that I rescued because her mama disappeared and two other cats. We suspected foxes and coyote and a pair of eagles. We had difficulty keeping cats around the farm so I did not got her spayed.
    We started seeing mice at the farm in the fall.
    My small kitty grew and soon her family grew to a litter of two. Soon her husband moved in.

    As the weather got colder this fall each day I counted more cats coming in to eat and drink warm milk. I can't see where they are coming from. I've found some in the hay stack with growing kittens. They are all hunters at a very young age. Within two weeks the number grew from 8 to 16.

    They were quite wild when they first moved in but are loosing their fear but still will run away. They are eating and awful lot of cat food and warm milk.

    I will have to contact CA-R-MA a cat rescue organization who deal with feral cat and neuter them but the deal is that I have to keep feeding them. The friendly one they can find homes for them.

    You are quite the artist. Is there anything that you can't do.

    I hope that you succeed at posting your cat video. JB


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