Kali Cat had another episode last night, and it was a bad one. She was in a lot of pain. I don’t think the amoxycillin is doing a thing for her. I decided this morning that I am putting her back on the Cosequin twice a day indefinitely. She is much better this morning and has had two breakfasts. I figured out that she will eat the new food if I don’t water it down. I have been giving her her amoxicillin in some tuna and water, then giving her her breakfast. With her second breakfast, I gave her some Cosequin, and will do the same thing tonight.
Yesterday I got the last of the window treatments down with the help of Chad from out back. He held the thing while I removed the screws. It sat on the patio all day while I figured out what to do with it. I eventually snapped off the ends and removed the cloth and the moulding and will hang the pieces upside down in the shed as shelves. Recycling. :) The living room looks so much better without those ugly things, and you can actually see the sea shell window now without obstruction. I will live without window treatments until I figure out what I want to do. I have the mini blinds, so I am not completely without. I did hang my mexican blanket on the window in the bedroom. I think I will sew a pocket into it and make that the bedroom curtain. I did leave the curtain on the sliding door for now, but saw a nice red one at Salvation Army that I might go back and see if they still have.
I also did a little cleanup outside. Trimmed the dead branches out of the grapefruit tree, and then cleaned up all the dead leaves and dead weeds in the yard. Later I even swept the patio. By pruning the grapefruit, it left some big gaps in it. I went and got my bird house and stuck it in one of the holes. It looks better in the tree than it did against the fence. I was lucky, found my saws and my pruner. Took a while, but they were just what I needed. I didn’t make it to the dumpsters, and should do that today. Although I will keep one big piece of cardboard so I can do some spray painting. I want to paint the brass candle sticks and the frame for the southwestern print so I can get that hung on the wall.
I finally managed to get my paperwork to Dave up the street, and visited a few minutes with Vicky, one of my neighbors. Then at four, I met nine other widow ladies at the Stagecoach Restaurant for dinner. Seven of them from here in the “resort”, two others local, but different parks. I was the youngest. But it was fun, and I didn’t have to cook dinner. Not something I can do on a regular basis, just isn’t in the budget.
Today I want to finish changing the handles on the cupboard doors. See how far they will go. I think I will only have enough to do the kitchen and bathroom, but I don’t really see the ones in the bedroom anyway. We’ll see. Then I need to make a trip to the dumpsters, and this afternoon is the trade blanket - if Kali Cat maintains her current status. So I need to pull together some stuff for that, Which means I will have to do some work in the shed. The park wide yard sale is this coming Friday, and I need to have the shed sorted by then. I did not do the tailgater on Saturday, too many other things to do, and I wasn’t organized enough to pull it together.
With Kali Cat having her ups and downs, and meds three times a day, I won’t be getting to Yuma for a recliner or any other kind of shopping. So I just went online and found a Lane Wall Hugger recliner and ordered it. It is the same as I had in VT, so I know it will be a good one. I really liked the big green chairs we had in the living room, but I don’t have the space for one of those here. The new chair is going to be chocolate microfiber, not one of my favorite colors, but will be covered anyway and is a pretty neutral color. Beats that pink thing that was here. It will be nice to have a recliner again and Kali Cat will be able to have her lap time. We have both missed that. Prices have gone down on them too, it is about $150 less than I paid for my little one in VT.
Chad replaced the bottom pole on the antenna last night so it would be more sturdy. I lost a couple of channels tho. I don’t think the antenna is pointed due north. They are taking off for a couple of days, so I won’t mention it until they get back. Of course, the one channel that had anything worth watching on last night was CBS, and it couldn’t hold the signal. I ended up just turning it off. Tonight is Downton Abbey. I get to watch it on the big screen tonight. Haven’t seen it for a couple of weeks. Hopefully I still get that station.
It is quite windy today. I’m glad Chad changed the pole. I could just picture the antenna getting a good updraft and taking off.
Well, I guess that is about it for me this morning. A very emotional and conflicting time for me right now. All the new good stuff combined with the bad Kali Cat illness, dealing with taking care of a sick Kali Cat just reminds me of taking care of a sick Jake…Jake’s death anniversary this week, and the fact that he should be here with me. It is pretty much constant turmoil. No wonder I am not sleeping. I did get a nap yesterday, and will shoot for one today too.