Still Mute at Home
Still no Internet at home! When the storms came through on Thursday, I had everything turned off and power strips off too. I heard lightening hit something very close,and I believe it hit the satellite dish for my Internet service (the only type of high-speed service I can get out in the boonies where I live). So, turning off the juice didn't matter. I guess it got zapped through the wire to my modem. After talking to tech services, we determined a new modem is needed. It will take 3 to 5 days to arrive. That means I can communicate only when I'm at work, so if anyone needs to contact me, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. That's always a good idea anyway, to always e-mail me at work and at home at the same time.
It's funny this happened, because I am planning to write about pet versus people communication in my column Wednesday. I feel like I am struck blind and deaf, because I do so much by e-mail, especially with shelter stuff. I appreciate you all who post topics for me when I can't and during my days off!
Now to the topic of the day: Do you rearrange furniture often? I do, especially when I get something new, no matter how small. If I hang a new picture, it starts a domino effect. Something else doesn't look right and I move that and before I know it I've spent hours moving stuff around. This happened last week. We got a new coffee table, because The Boss had to move his recliner. That made the coffee table too long (It was one I got at a flea market for $10 about 15 years ago that The Boss refinished). So we got a new one that is also a cedar chest.
So different things had to be moved, including an end table from one bedroom to another. Yes, a coffee table move ended up with bedroom furniture moves). I laid my old Raggedy Ann doll and a teddy bear on the bed for a second while I switched tables. A few minutes later, I come out to the living room an see Scooter wanting to go out with the bear! At one time they'd get stuffed toys (usually as presents from Daisy, but not for several years), so I guess Scooter thought the bear was fair game. He looked so cute and hopeful that I'd let him out with his prized catch!
The cats react more to changes than the dogs. They are always curious about something new, whereas the dogs don't seem to notice.
So, am I the only one who, when moving one piece, ends up rearranging the entire house?
posted by Sandy at 1/13/2008 02:19:00 PM