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So I had this other topic all ready to go, one of those behavior modification ones with some links to journal articles, since I haven't done one in a while. I also wanted to review the Image Queue thing, since that happened while I wasn't writing a weekly diary, and upload some photos from my new camera to try it out...but I had a busier-than-expected weekend and I never even got the card out of the camera and my writing time got pushed back and pushed back until I was left with last night.
Well, that's fine, I suppose, unless The Universe has different plans for you. As it is, my poor, decrepit old laptop's wireless is kind of dodgy, and it keeps shutting itself off for no reason. It's unresponsive to the usual "repair this connection" fix, and usually requires a reboot to find the signal again. That's on a GOOD day. On a not-so-good one, when the broadband is taking a beating from Mother Nature, the signal is a bit more dodgy and the connection even less reliable.
Which brings us to last night.
We had some very high winds in these parts last night, along with some intermittent driving rain. It wasn't too bad on my walk home (almost no rain in the short time it takes to get there) but the wind picked up within the hour and I started hearing all sorts of bumps and bangs and crashes. Lights flickered a bit. Heard the water heater and dehumidifier kick in downstairs, and something is scraaaaaaping on the roof. First time in the new house during a storm, so I don't know what is "normal" and what isn't. It's too dark to see what's going on outside.
Unfortunately, my Scaredy Cat foster kitteh, Jack, is NOT a big fan of storms. He tends to run and hide from normal household noises, so he was not down with this bumpy crashy flickery storm noisiness at all.
I have a nice little claw mark in my arm thank to the first big Bump In The Night (which sent him from wary dozing to Panic Mode and shortly thereafter to Hiding Inside The Wing Chair Mode). I knew I was supposed to be writing but one more flicker and the connection cut out again (it's not the cable provider for a change; it's actually my computer fizzling), and between that and my hunt for A) a flashlight, just in case, and B) a Band-Aid, because OW KITTY YOUR CLAWS ARE SHARP!, well, plans to write my GUS diary were gone with the wind.
I'm also sleep-deprived again, since once the storm passed (around 4:40-5:00 AM), that apparently signaled ZOMG Super Awesome Happy Fun Tiems!!!eleventy!! to Jack, and he started yeowling and scratching at the door, succeeded in opening it (yikes...apparently opposable thumbs are not necessary!), jumped all over me, wanting a treat and some reassurance and attention and NOT SLEEP SILLY HUMAN BECAUSE O JOY THE BAD NOISES ARE NO MORE!
So we'll have the serious topic on another day, because today...today, we have this, written this morning over coffee and at lunch, and posted from my desk because I'm still not home. Ah well. Into every life some rain must fall, and some kittehs must get up way too damn early.
Who's Your Little Buddy?
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