A 385-post collection

Changing My Hair

With all going well, my hair should be a bright new shade of purple by this evening. This entirely dependent on both my Beloved and I actually remembering to do the thing.

It's been three months since I started the Kitty Kondo project, and I was overdue for new dye then, so you can picture what a wreck my hair is by now.

Soon fixed, though. Just need to remember to do the thing.

Yeah, I'm gonna have frosted tips on long grey hair for three more months. Calling it now.

I have realised that wanting to catch up on Critical Role isolates myself from my little fuzzy babies, so today, I'll camp in the front room with my lappy and make use of my headphones. Yay.

So now, I attempt to focus enough to write A Story. This is hard for me.

A Day Off?

As far as I'm aware, I have nothing planned. What I do plan to do is enjoy it. I got myself a fanfic prompt as well as the Instant to write and after that? Well, it's all Critical Role and playing with the kittens and lounging around in my kigu and fluffy socks.


If Beloved actually has PLNs to drag me off anywhere and do anything, there are going to be complaints. I shall make them pick out my clothes and

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A Challenge!

Today is Thursday. Though I have everything in place for the finishing of episode ten of Inter-Mission, I haven't had the wherewithal to sit down and just edit sound.

So yeah, this is close to the wire because cats. And procrastination. Cats and procrastination.

Speaking of, my little creature decided to inspect my lap (got scritches) and inspect my desk this AM. Cute as hell, but it didn't help me get anything accomplished.

I have my focus music on, and after I

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I Have a PLN

I often say that I think about things way too much. We have a lot of problems in this world, not the least of which is a megalomaniacal oligarchical wannabe tyrant with his finger ready for the Nuke button. I can't solve that problem, and I lack the resources to solve the rest...

But by golly, I have a PLN!

It's in several pieces and requires me to rule the world with an iron fist, but I'm pretty sure most folks would

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Car Rescue: Burpengary!

Today, I have a brat run to make, which means I can't just glom a lift out of Beloved. This, in turn, means I have to rent a ride up to North Lakes, pay for my car on a borrowed card (eep!) and then finally drive it back home.

Then I make an appointment for Pippi to see the vet, get her shots, and make an appointment to have her neutered.

It's a busy week for this 'Nutter. Also, there should be

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Week Five? Week Six?

I have lost count, and the person who said they'd take six weeks max to get back to me hasn't got back to me and I think I should scour my sent box to see if a reply wound up in my junk folder and... PARANOIA!

Anxiety is sometimes a sack of suck.

Today is Ekka Monday, and the kids are at home, but Beloved is going to work. Once it hits 7:30-ish, I shall have to lock the kittens outside

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Two wee sleekit beasties, now

Beloved wasn't just gassing about getting that second cat. We wanted one with the same rough age as our new kitty, now christened Pippi.

[Shown here: A black and white kitten with white spats, one white sock, and a white blaze on her neck and chest]

Say 'hello' to my little friend. This is the kitten I've been working for for so long. It's been nineteen weeks she's been alive, and it's been nineteen weeks we've been working on the Kitty Kondo(

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I has a very frightened baby kitty

There is a wee sleekit timorous beastie in the house and this time, it's a cat. Yes, folks, I have finally finished working on the kitty shelter and obtained my little feline from a friend.

She's 19 weeks old and absolutely terrified of this house and all the weirdoes in it. Not surprising in the slightest, IMHO.

For those disinclined to do the math, that's three months and one week old. 1/4 of the way to being a grownup kitty.


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Trust me to write this nonse just before I have to watch for Chaos' bus. I'm THAT organised.


Mayhem is home sick with what's looking like a contender for the Ekka Flu. Yay. We didn't even go, and he has it. He's going to be helping me with my bullshit as the day progresses.

I also pln or getting a reserve roller support so Mayhem can join in with the bullshit.

And then... WE PAINT!

...I'll get the story done sometime

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Well my leg is better...

My left knee has decided to co-operate after literally four days of relative hell. Then my left ankle decided, "Nope. We don't get to walk normally any more."

I think my left leg is over its tantrums for now. Just in time for my right leg to pull shenanigans on me. It would just even things out.

But no, wait. My left hip hasn't had a tantrum yet.

Sigh. It's not easy getting old and still needing to do stuff.

Today... I

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Ow My Left Knee

OK. So. Beloved and I have begun work on the interior of the Kitty Kondo(tm) more as something to do whilst I paint the last junction box and the table/bench thing we already built for inside it.

Ekka week starts this Friday (also a D&D night), and the following Wednesday, I have my Beloved home to work on things. By this weekend, I should have everything they have made so far painted and ready to rock and/or

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So here's the PLN

  1. Blog
  2. Brat run (doy)
  3. Cash run (because Monday)
  4. Instant Story
  5. House Unfuckening
  6. Mesh cut to fit
  7. 500-1K words in Kingdom of Sand: Border of Bones

That's a lot... and most of that is normal, average, ordinary BS.

Throughout the week, I have two objects to paint, six if you count each individual angle-iron foot for the final unit of the walkway.

We have a table/chair/bench for the interior of the actual cage and I'm counting that as a pure win.

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That Went Well...

So. In one day, we have:

  • Realised the short walkway is too long and cut it to size
  • Including angle-grinding the sharp bits off
  • Fit a skin to the junction between short and long walkways (it's a mess, but it works!)
  • Mis-measured an entire part of the whole mess
  • Made a new one that's way better
  • Mis-measured the legs for same
  • Fixed that
  • Had to get more mesh for the new part
  • And a bunch of other stuff, too
  • Developed a PLN
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Thursday Already?

Like the late Dent, Arthur Dent, I can never get the hang of Thursdays. They sneak up on me and shock mne with the knowledge that another week is almost over.

Well, shit.

What we have accomplished:

  • Stapled the entire top of the cat cage.
  • Situated the kitty's walkway part one.
  • Built the frame for junction box one.
  • Painted same (two coats).
  • Cut, ground, and fit some wire mesh to the frame (which needs a touch-up because scraping happened)

Cool, but emotionally,

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Okay... More Nonsense

So. I successfully applied a second layer of paint to the box frame. I successfully stapled the lattice at the top of the cage. I successfully cut a piece of wire mesh to size and trimmed the edges with an angle grinder and cut notches in it for the struts of the box.

...just... not quite to size.

I gotta do more grinding to make it fit properly and that's cool. It's cool. It shouldn't take more than half an hour to

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