August 18th, 2019

Battery Low

The battery in something in this house died last night. I heard the plaintive Battery Low beeps from 2 am til about 3:30 am. I finally got up to see what it was and could not find it. The obviously subjects were all plugged in and at 100%. It finally quit whining and I still haven't found it. Possibly I have too many gadgets?

I scrapped the eating breakfast at the hotel plan. I did go for my walk but the idea of possibly another crummy breakfast didn't appeal, plus I was sweaty. So I came home and made myself an excellent fried toast and eggs repast. The coffee was delicious. The service was respectful and kind. And... the price was right.

Now we're having a pre-shower rousing session with Stickie

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Biggie likes to add fetch to the game.

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Last night I had the new quilt out here in the living room and flopped it on the floor when I was done. The Smalls immediately made a cave and then they spent an hour playing in all the crooks and crannies of the quilt. It was pretty fun to watch.

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The baseball game is at 10 this morning and I still need to shower and clean up the kitchen. Then I'm going to finish the quilt prep. Just a regular nice day ahead.

Destruction

These cats are making me crazy. I have not found what is low on battery but I am sure whatever it is, it's something they hosed up. I discovered this morning that they unplugged my Roku speakers and, Roku speakers don't like to be unplugged. I had to totally reset them and repair them and it was a major PIA.

The afghan I crocheted has lived happily on the back of the orange chair since last winter. Until today. The Smalls won't leave it alone. He gets all into it with his claws and pretty soon he's going to shred it.

You can see it here in the background.

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This is how he leaves it now every time I put it back.

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I did get the quilt fabric all cut out and set up ready for the machine. The cats ran out of patience when it got to the batting. I got almost half of it done before they basically said 'step away from the batting'. Biggie LOVES the stuff. He loves to claw it and eat it.

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Just as I typed that last sentence, I realize that both cats were in their afternoon coma so I quick grabbed the rest of the batting and cut it out without interference!!! Ahhhh. Now it's on to the serger - probably tomorrow.

I also remembered to update my Windows machine. I still have a Windows laptop. I use it for three things. I run Thunderbird on it to save a local copy of my email. I run LJ archive on it to save a local copy of this journal. And, I need it to because Adobe still won't let you print layers on Android or Chrome OS. Sewing pattern makers publish one PDF and use layers to isolate the various sizes. It's a very elegant solution all around except for stupid Adobe. So I keep the Windows machine going and try to remember to update it every once in a while.

I think now I'll take advantage of the cat coma to do some knitting while I watch some TV.