Mommy has fallen again (once on Saturday and once on Monday). She has a big bruise on her chin and several little bruises. The one on her chin looks like one of those plums that Mommy likes. Deep purple. So we haven't really been around for a few days. She hurt her shoulder and bruised the inside of her mouth. Mommy has a pointment with the doctor to check out why she still has a headache. Mommy is getting pretty disgusted with Medicare. They only grant people who can't walk the wheelchairs. If you fall constantly, well, that's what walkers are for. This makes no sense to her, but is the way it is. She can't afford to buy one, and that's the end of that. It makes her fearful of leaving our home, and that is not good for anybody but me (scritchies and long brushies).
So that is why we haven't been doing Halloween pictures like we said we would. We're sorry. Here's a couple:
That's almost all we have. So we have the rest of the week covered. Oh and the little kitten on the pumpkin is one of our all time favorites (the ewok is cute too).
Now just in case you miss me, here is one of me. Invisible costume!
Hello! Mommy is finally getting updated on some things on the puter. Monday we had a guest and yesterday we had Maintenance come. They did the bug stuff, you know, spraying and stuff, and something amazingly nice (for once!!!). They noticed a tear in our bedbug defenders (they keep bedbugs out of your bedding) and REPLACED THEM! Not only that, they made sure the bed was properly on the frame and threw the packaging in the garbage and took away the old defenders! Now, they didn't remake the bed, but getting those bedbug covers on the mattress and box springs was really hard for Mommy when she got the new bed (yes, okay it's used). What a blessing! How nice!! Hope they keep this maintenance guy!!
We, of course, had to leave (that PTU again) for a couple of hours, so we had a little meeting downstairs and spent the rest of the time in the community room. I was fascinated with all the cars and trucks and busses going by, so that occupied my time very nicely. Remember we live on the 16th floor and I usually only get to see very small cars, trucks, and busses from above on the other side of the building. It was exciting to see them at their level. Mommy said I did very well in the meeting and was very good in the community room, but the way down in the elevator I was LOUD. I'm working on it. The way up again I was very good, and went we came to our floor I was stretching my neck and sniffing cause we were almost home.
Mommy has several errands to run tomorrow (pharmacy and other boring stuff), so she'll be gone most of the day.
So there you have our update. Mommy's leg is still a little painful, but much better. I have mysteriously have had some hairballs lately, but Mommy thinks it's because I now get Furminated every day because my furs are preparing for winter. And oh yes, she complained to the cable company about the price hike for service and got them to take money OFF our bill. Now we can pay less than before! Mommy says, "whoooo who".
Please have a good day today. And my gotcha day is coming up! But before that, Halloween!
Whew! We can finally breathe a little. Management met us in our partment Thursday and said Mommy did a good job, but not perfect. They suggested we need an "organizer" more than anything. So, fine. As long as they leave Mommy's books and clothes alone and stop harassing us about them! Last night Mommy got a big surprise in the middle of the night. All the power was off! She went to that box on the wall and flipped a bunch of switches but nothing happened. Now me--no problem.I have excellent night vision. But Mommy got weirded out using the powder room in the dark. At least the hall lights were on--they have emergency backup. Anyway, she went back to bed and the next thing we heard was one of those big drill things breaking up concrete. Before 5 o'clock! Back to sleep for Mommy! When she woke up at last everything was okay. Mommy says she can't remember any losing power for more than a minute here. One of the only positive things about a tiny partment--can't get lost in the dark! At least SHE can't. I have night vision, remember? I could prowl a castle! And, oh yes. Closer to Halloween I am having Mommy put some Halloween-ish pictures on my blog.
Have a sweet and safe weekend. Thanks for your prayers! Love ya, QUINN
Remember us? Well, crazy things are happening to our computer, first of all. All of a sudden the sound quit working although everything is A-OK when we check plug-ins and stuff. It worked for a few moments and then stopped again. We have no idea how to fix it. We didn't touch any control except to check to see if it was working. If there is a wizard out there who can help, PLEASE! Then there is the major meeting with management on Thursday. Eviction is possible. This is beyond belief. Mommy's leg is on the mend, however. Hooray! Oh, and we have to keep all the blinds closed in case of peeping toms. No, seriously. We live up in the air above the trees, but the thing is they are doing some stuff on the outside of the building for about the next month. Well, you know I can nose aside the blinds and look out anyway, so no problems with me. Mommy has got to go to this meeting Thursday by herself, so please send encouragement. She has to defend our "clutter" and the books Mommy has. Not every tabletop or desktop can be totally empty. They are insisting they can be. Mommy has already purged a bunch of stuff over the years, but cannot live with "declutter", Meaning nothing. Can you? Even my TicklePickle is clutter! And so are bookcases filled nicely with books (hey, Mommy was once upon a time not only an English major, but a library science minor). Most of her books have to do with her religion, literary criticism, history or classic books from both American literature and English literature. Does she read a book more than once? YES! Why should she throw it away? If we have to move we have nowhere to go. I will lose Mommy and she will be homeless. Not good with winter coming to Minnesota. We are totally stressed out and apologize about our absence. Please send prayers and good thoughts. Thank you! Love ya all. QUINN
Mommy and I made it through yesterday. I got to see the Community Room! And watch the cars at what Mommy called "street level". It was fun! But coming back upstairs both Mommy and I were a little sick. I don't know if it was the spraying they did, but we both kinda threw up a bit. And while I felt better Mommy didn't. She drank ginger ale, which she said is a home remedy, but it didn't really help too much. If she still feels crummy by bedtime I am going to make her see her own v-e-t. As we were leaving our home yesterday the guy said something about our bread. Last time they mentioned bread they said it was moldy and threw it out. We guessed they had never seen oatmeal bread (ours has little oaties on the outside), but the bread was one day old and that meant we didn't have bread for quite a while. This time she said it was only a couple of days old and it was perfectly fine. So the guy didn't throw it out. Thank goodness! Now, I don't eat the stuff, but she does, and she had just spent a week without bread waiting to place her grocery order. No bread, no crackers (well, we still don't have crackers, but I don't care) no peanut butter, Mommy was really hurting! Anyway, we now have peanut butter and bread. And Mommy's coffee came last night! So Mommy is still not feeling well. And did you notice our letter color is black? It is supposed to be blue, but blogger refused to print the whole thing in blue (half of it was disappearing!) so we are black letters today. Mommy didn't feel like fighting with blogger or our computer.
That's it for your Wednesday Wordy News!
peace and love,
Finally! We have been having computer problems today. Yuck! Windows 10 did an hour long update and lost all of our sidebar gadgets. Mommy has been working all morning and part of the afternoon. We actually got a gadget for weather that works and our clock and calendar back! We weren't on the puter last night because of the weather. For most of the evening we had lightning flashes and some hard rain. Now, I am not afraid of lightning flashs much, so I sat on my chair close to Mommy on her office chair and helped her be calm. [Mommy here. I love rainstorms!] It was important to stay off the puter. Even though we have a surge protector lightning can create problems for electronic things. And I think they "ground the building", whatever that means. It is nice to not have the lights go out. Mommy said twice since we lived here and they were over in minutes. I think this place has a backup generator or something. Anyway, Mommy has errands to run tomorrow and she says some groceries are being delivered. She's not sure if she has monies for everything this month. [ Mommy here again. She hates loud thunder and rushes off to safety] The grocery store doesn't have her coffee for some reason, so she ordered some from Amazon. She loves her Keurig and is down to only a couple pods for coffee and one light hot chocolate pod and a couple of tea ones. Please don't get between Mommies and their coffee! I have to wait till she has all her stuff for diabetes taken care of before her coffee. But while it's made and a little after she Furminates me and pets me. She says this will not hurt her coffee, because it can cool down a bit before she drinks it. (Shhh! I also whine till she makes sure I have foodies and water and brushes me. The diabetes stuff comes first though.) Last night Mommy fell asleep on her office chair and woke up in the middle of the night and went to bed. I had to check her to make sure she was okay, and then we both went back to sleep. Me in my cat lounger/pillow/bed and her in the big bed. My bed (you've seen me sleeping in it) is at the foot of the big bed so I can keep an eye on her! I wont tell her that I was the one that woke her up. It's one of my duties to make sure she gets her sleep, and not in a chair! I bet she's thankful for getting to bed last night and getting some good rest! I work hard to take care of her! Please have a day filled with grace and love, QUINNIE MAKALA
Mommy says it is going to be cool a few days (windows open, a/c coolie thing is off now) and then it is going to be warm again. Hard to know how much fur to lose these days!
We are getting closer to when Mommy's check comes, but it still is a ways off. We have a Chewy order I think. And some of Mommy's medical supplies (the only ones we don't pay for--test strips for her intsulins). Anything else would have to wait. Will we ever get a pizza delivered again? Or a sammich? Or will we ever get to try the new salads you can get now from one of the pizza places? Or even get some fresh milk?
They made an announcement today that the police advised us to leave our front doors locked at all times. Apparently there is someone trying door handles. Now I really wish we could move! Peoples here really don't have that much money laying around. But I bet it is all those pills peoples take. The bad peoples think there are drugs they can sell. Blood pressure pills? Intsulin? Whaaat?? I guess bad peoples will do anything to make monies and get what they can for themselves. Well, our door is locked and you can't have my catnip to get high on! Or sell! And Mommy needs her pills and her intsulins!
Too many bad things going on these days. We'll be grateful for our prayers! And for good peoples and anipals on the internets who like to pray too and maybe help others if they can.
Yup, those are some good things that are going on! That is totally a relief!! Since Lizzie left (our poodle neighbor) there aren't any woofies on this floor to bark at strangers!