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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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General catchup 
16th-Nov-2014 11:35 am
* We have been without a furnace for over three weeks now. >.> The part that failed was installed in 1961, and apparently there were structural and safety concerns. Landlord and contractors went back and forth on repair vs. replacement for a while until the contractors flatly refused to repair ("we don't wanna get sued"), so the old furnace was hauled out on Monday, and they've been working on installing the new one all week. They're down there right now. A lot of stuff needed updating, apparently. We're managing with a couple of space heaters and electric blankets. It's been good to save money on the gas bill? But we will really appreciate warmth when we get it (hopefully by the end of the day tomorrow).

* Poor Bash has a scratched cornea! :( This apparently works out totally okay with application of topical antibiotics and atropine, sometimes, so I am squeezing things directly onto Murder Cat's eyeball 4 times a day, which is exactly as fun as you think it is. He has a follow-up at the vet tomorrow at 3 - anyone local available to give us a ride? Adam's out of town, and Bash HATES being confined - bus is a possibility, but takes much longer than car and I worry about Revenge Shitting.

* My full-body imaging will be this Thursday. Wish me luck!

* I've mostly been posting recommended long reads on Facebook; feel free to friend me there or just pop over and look.

* Liminality is halfway through its reading period for our winter issue! Send us poems! Tell your friends!

* I need to write a post about me and dating, because I have a lot of big thoughts about how my needs and desires have been affected by recent relationships and have shifted just within the past year. In the meantime, I am dating someone local now apparently! and have two first dates in the next two weeks. Fascinating.

* Holy crap Thanksgiving is coming up soon. This is a very fast year.
16th-Nov-2014 04:38 pm (UTC)
Murder Cat sounds like Lying Cat's antagonist.

I can see entire whodunnits about this premise.
16th-Nov-2014 11:28 pm (UTC)
Our furnace is broken too! It's amazing how much of a difference being warm can make. I spent time yesterday unable to think of anything but how miserable I was, bundled up in a fifty-degree living room... and now that we have it up to sixty and dare I say sixty-five, life is better. There's hope for the future. I can type.
17th-Nov-2014 04:05 am (UTC)
Good luck with the full-body imaging, and with the furnace install. We had to do the electric blankets thing for heat (didn't even have space heaters for a couple of weeks!) once, but that was in New Orleans, so now nearly as severe as New England winter.
17th-Nov-2014 12:34 pm (UTC)
Man, hope they get the boiler situation resolved before the words "polar vortex" start popping up on the weather charts... and sympathies with treating Bash The Murder cat. [I've got 8 cats, so been there] I assume you've tried the purreto or mummified cat approach? Sometimes giving them a treat immediately afterwards mitigates the effort involved as they associate treatment with treat.. [not always though.] Good luck with the body imaging as well...
18th-Nov-2014 03:04 am (UTC)
If your furnace was from 1961, ALL your future gas bills will be lower. Even if your landlord got a cheap one, any new furnace is going to be hella more efficient that that dinosaur.
18th-Nov-2014 02:35 pm (UTC)
Yeah. The furnace guys estimate it'll cut our bill in half - and considering that they estimated last year's bills perfectly, I believe them!
19th-Nov-2014 10:00 am (UTC)

Here's hopes and prayers on the furnace install. Sounds lika needed upgrade.
On the full body imaging, don't forget to ask for wallet size...
Your dating life sounds like it's gonna get busy...hoping you find some happy within it.

19th-Nov-2014 02:47 pm (UTC)
Oh, there's a lot of happy. :) New dating partner is whimsical and bantery and I like that. And not overwhelming! And things are, of course, still great with Adam and ashlyme.
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