June 28, 2014

Caturday News Roundup

Wednesday morning Mommy called in to maintenance that her shower head (that's where the water comes out) exploded. And we waited. And we waited. The next day she called to find out when it would be fixed and was told that since it wasn't an emergency, it was placed on a "three day", so they had three days to respond. Which, she was told, was much better than a "ten day". So Friday afternoon maintenance came and it took about 2 seconds to replace the whole thing. Now I tell you, humans are really kinda sad.  They don't grow nice furs to keep warm all over their bodies, and they don't clean themselves like we do, they get water to do it! **shudder**
I told Mommy it was lame to take a picture of this shower head thing. I'm right, aren't I? Otherwise she'll take one for you. Or two or three.
Now our next bit of news is that it has been so rainy that the city next to us has been declared a disaster area because of flooding. Actually suburbs all around us are dealing with flooding.  And many cities in the Midwest have flooding problems, too. And there have been lots of bad storms and tornadoes around the country, too.  Mommy said when she was young (elebenty eleben years ago) she had to leave home in a boat, so she kinda understands the nastiness of floods. And she also has been through a lot of tornadoes, so she understands that devastation. Total cities can be destroyed in a few minutes! Mommy jokes that she spent her childhood (when not in school or church) in a "fruit cellar", which she explains is like a basement. They had games and stuff, and treats for the family dog (they wanted him safe, too).
Oh, and the President was here, and he ate at a place called Matt's Bar, which Mommy used to go to cause of their famous award-winning hamburgers. They have cheese in the middle! She wishes she could go again, but she doesn't drive, and planning a trip there is hard.
We have more storms coming this weekend, which Mommy says is not good for the flooding problem at all. Lots of businesses are affected by this. The guy that runs one of the riverboat cruise businesses says that they have lost lots of monies cause they can't cruise in flood waters, and he feels really bad about the college kids he employs, cause they can't work, and they need monies for school. Something called the Taste of Minnesota, usually in St.Paul, has moved to a city called Waconia. They want to be open for the July 4th weekend celebrations every year, and this wouldn't happen in St. Paul cause of the flooding.
Whew. I hope that's it for the news roundup.  That was hard work.
Naptime is calling my name!  Quinn, Quinn.
Take care all  of you. I'm going to be napping now!
Oh, and before I forget, there's lots of blogoversaries and gotcha day celebrations! Check out the linkies at the Cat Blogosphere!
Love ya all!
You don't really want pictures of the shower head thingy do you? Didn't think so.


Georgia and Julie said...

Quinn, we are happy your Mom has her shower fixed. However, we are glad we do not need water to clean ourselves!
We are also purring for all the people affected by flooding. There are places in western Canada dealing with floods too. We purr the flooding stops soon!
Good to be indoor kitties :)
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

Nerissa said...

Make sure you stay super safe in all that nasty weather, little one. You keep yourself and your mum safe and we'll all be purrin' that things improve, really soon.


Dory and the Mama said...

Stay dry little one!!

We are so glad your Mama gots the shower thingy fixed...those humans can get pretty stinky if they don't get clean with waters!!
Happy Saturday Smileys!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

Lone Star Cats said...

Hope y'all don't float away!

Anonymous said...

OMC 3 days?? Well yous wight is much bettew than 10 but still, what ifin yous wus tu sweat a lot or get weally weally diwty. MOL Glad it be fixed now.

Luv ya'


Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

3 days is a long time for peeps to go without a proper shower! The head peep says that a nonfunctional shower is an emergency in her book.

Hope you stay high and dry (other than the fixed shower head) with all of the flooding!

Sushi said...

Glad your shower head's been fixed. Flood is very common here from where I am especially during the rainy season which it is now. It's so bad in some areas that water reaches waist to chest level with a few hours of rain.

Shaggy and Scout said...

It has been a busy week in our fair city hasn't it Quinn. Our mom would not like having to wait even on e day for a shower because that's the only way she can wake up in the morning.
We heard Mr. President enjoyed his Juicy Lucy and his trip to our twin cities.
Don't know what the skeeters are like in the middle of the city where you are but with all the rain they are fierce out here in the burbs!!!!

William said...

We've been hearing about the flooding--awful! What we really need is a pipeline from over-rained areas to drought-stricken areas instead of that oil pipeline thing. Everybody would be happy! But who listens to cats?

Marty the Manx said...

Glad you guys are safe Quinn. Very glad your Mom got her shower fixed! Hope you had a wonderful nap!

Oui Oui said...

Wow that was a busy week! And we know how peeps get if they don't have their shower. So we are glad it's fixed!