January 9, 2014

We're Baaaack!

We were gone a long time, this time, and we apologize. For several days we didn't even turn on the computer. You see, one of Mommy's family members' spouses was very very ill, and right before Christmas  passed over the human bridge. So it was not a good Christmas or New Years for us, and Mommy had the sads. They had been married 47 years.
Bloglovin told us we had almost two hundred blog entries to read! Took us a couple of days!! Now we are up to date finally!
Glad so many of you had a good holiday season! We didn't want to cast a shadow on anyone's happiness, so we stayed away. We have been enjoying catching up, and seeing all your presents and all the snow, and Mommy said we would love to send anyone some very chilly temperatures!
Pipes burst a couple of days ago on the main floor. At 3:30 in the morning. While mommy was asleep a band of elves (well, nice peoples including the manager) worked to clean up the mess and get things fixed before sunrise! Around 8:30 am they made an announcement apologizing that they were testing the fire alarm system, don't panic, they wanted to make sure nothing shorted out. Only one elevator is down, and we don't know if it was because of  a wet shaft or it was just wacky. Don't worry. We have two others! And they are fine!
Mommy has just finished mailing off a payment to one of her new insurance places and got to email the other one. She still owes bunches and bunches to the old insurance, and for the things they didn't pay for in November and December. Ouch! We need help! As soon as those nasty bills are paid mommy can rest easy.  The new insurance isn't as expensive.
Cold, cold here.  Mommy has been inside for the most part, but she has gone to the grocery store (a gift card from the pharmacy for using their delivery system) to spend some monies but nothing for me! Wait, I got to lick out a salad bowl!

Come to Minnesnowta where humans start tanning if the temperatures are even a degree above freezing!
formerly just Quinn
Oh, don't worry. Our apartment is actually nice and warm! It's outside that it's subzero weather!
ps. did you notice I look like my angel sister brandi in this picture?? It's me, though.


Ragdoll Mommy said...

Glad you're back!

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Glad to see you back and we hope your new year is better than the last one. We're sorry for your loss.

Rene said...

We are so sorry for your mom's loss. It's hard enough to lose a family member, and even harder during the holidays. We hope, in time, she can heal and remember the good times. We're glad you are staying warm and safe, and that the pipe problem didn't cause you any difficulties. We're looking forward to 30s here soon.

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We are so glad to see you, Quinn! When we saw this really cold weather up in your area, we wondered how you were doing, and we were glad that you live in a big building with lots of other people around to make sure you're warm indoors.

We are so sorry to hear about your Mommy's family members' spouse. Our condolences to your mommy, who must be very sad. Big purrs and headbutts to her from all of us. Please take good care of her and snuggle to help both of you stay warm in the cold!

Shaggy and Scout said...

Hi Carol & Quinn!!
They had burst pipes at the people's church too. Crazy, cold, icky winter!

Georgia and Julie said...

Nice to see you Quinn and Happy New Year!
We are sorry for your Mom's loss and send her comforting purrs.
We are glad you are safe and warm indoors. This cold is very bad, but we are not as cold as some places and it will get warmer on the weekend.
We purr 2014 will be a good year for you and your Mom.
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
and Angels Tiger and Tillie

Jans Funny Farm said...

Welcome back. It's a shame your holidays were sad. There is never a good time to lose someone but holidays and special occasions can make one feel worse.