Monday, November 07, 2022

Mancat Monday

 All is well at the house...we have survived the sewage issue and new floor install.  We are all ready for some peace and quiet!
We ended up with a couple of extra boxes of the kitchen floor.  Flynn points out that this box doesn't belong here.

Charles was happy to share my tuna yesterday

Pumpkin enjoys her snuggles in the evenings.

While Auntie and I were still trying to get everything reorganized the panthers hung out in the bed!  Front to back - Harrison, Flynn and Charles

It took several hours to restock the pantry...I tried to organize it as well.

The other side...the cats have a ton of food!

Rusty found a nice sun puddle to rest...

Transition of the floors downstairs.  The brown hardwood look is in the whole house now, except of the kitchen area and the upstairs bathrooms.  All the bedrooms upstairs are this same LVP.
The nook and kitchen have this tile LVP, along with the pantry and laundry room.

Looking towards the front door from the den...

Fall is here and I love the beautiful colors.  This tree was super bright the other week at church.

Teddy and Pumpkin enjoying time on the porch.  Pumpkins porch time is coming to an end until next spring, so we take advantage when we can.  It needs to be in the upper 70's but preferably in the 80's before I take her outside.

I went to the State Fair last month and the pumpkins were amazing this year.  I just don't know how they grow them so large!  Do you have a State or County fair where you live?

Thanks for stopping by...

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Tuesday Trials

 Well it has been an interesting few weeks...all will be well eventually!  We are still blessed.
The grasshoppers got a new mesh tank to live in...they are messy fellas and poop like mad!

Charles is doing well, and living his best life :)

Pumpkin is loving this season, and went outside for a quick photo shoot last weekend.  Here she is dressed as a cricket.  It should be a grasshopper because you are what you eat!

Just sitting on the wreath for the door...she looks so festive.

I had to have a colonoscopy and endoscopy last Thursday.  It was not bad at all.  Propofol is my friend :)  The worst part was the taste of the liquid you had to drink.  I wasn't sure I could get it down, but a pep talk to myself in the mirror worked.  The following day, I had an ultrasound where they determined I have a hernia with some bowel loops protruding.  I guess another surgery will be in my future.  I hope it is this year while I have met my out-of-pocket spending limit on insurance already!!

On Tuesday of that week, we had a sewage backup on the first floor!  This is the resulting damage and those fans were there for three days.  It was loud and windy downstairs and the cats did not appreciate that!

Sewer clean out closest to the house.  The problem was between this cleanout and the connection to the city line...

You can see that our pipe (the horizontal one) is cracked and not fully connected to the city pipe any longer.  The plumber came out Tuesday and got our situation fixed so we could use the toilets and such until the permanent pipe was installed.  He thought it would be Friday, but they called on Wednesday and came over!  Wednesday night was when I started my prep, so I was happy to have the toilets working :)  
The plumbers fixed the pipe and we should be good to go now...

Harrison was not sure about all the noise downstairs...he did not venture down, so we brought food upstairs for everyone.

We kept our nightly treat is Flynn

Charles, Rusty and Harrison on the stair ledge...

Before the plumbing fiasco, we had decided to finish replacing the floors upstairs.  We had our quote and placed our order, so we started ripping out the carpet in my room where the cats had been peeing, so we could paint those areas with Kilz.


Flynn on the kitchen island on the new halloween scratcher.  The scratcher needed to be taped along the bottom so it would stay together when you picked it up to move it when you vacuumed.  Flynn thought this was a great vantage point.

Charles loved having the condos on the porch turned over.  We did this to make sure nothing fell when Hurricane Ian passed over.  Thankfully, he did not cause any damage.  We lost power for an hour and a half, but that was all.  Definitely could have been worse.

While the power was out, we ripped the carpet up in the guest room.  We only did the areas where inappropriateness had occurred.  We will let the flooring guys do the rest!

Pumpkin is not happy at the moment because she has been moved out of my room and into the craft room.  

We found out yesterday that the new floors upstairs will be installed on Thursday.  So by the end of the weekend, the upstairs should be put back together!

The floor company came this morning and measured the downstairs for new floors because everything has to be replaced from the sewage leak.

So there you have it...a crazy few weeks, but we are all healthy and making the best of life as it continues to throw lemons our way!

Monday, September 26, 2022

Mancat Monday

It's been too long once again, but everyone continues to do well.  We are blessed and thankful for each day!
Pumpkin went to and Adult Health Day Program to speak to the campers.  Everyone loved her and she didn't mind being petted.
We have been invited back so some of the campers that weren't there that day could see her.  We plan to go again, maybe in November.
Auntie and I took a much needed vacation to the beach for a week.  The boys stayed home and the pet sitter came over twice a day for an hour each time to feed, scoop, play and love on them.  The boys love to eat!
Pumpkin went with us, since the pet sitter wasn't sure about dealing with her bugs, and plus I figured she would enjoy the natural sunshine and warm sand.  This is her first view of the ocean from our room.
She loved the sand!  The temps were fantastic for us, and thankfully we didn't have any hurricanes to worry about.  That is always a risk when going in September, but the prices are so much better!

She had her own beach chair too, although she only sat here for a few photos.

She preferred her enclosed mesh tent, or sitting on my chest.

I covered her with sand one day, and she was not impressed!

She was a good sport wearing her shark costume and riding the boogie board.  She met a lot of nice people and many wanted to hold or at least touch her.  Some wanted their picture taken with her.

Although the boys had plenty of food, we discovered they had been stealing all week!  This is where they place their stolen's too funny!

Charles was ready for me to be home, and was snuggling and nursing within 15 minutes!

Pumpkin was happy to be back in her tank and showed off with some beard stretches.

The boys all got a new catnip toy and they were's Flynn and Cousin George.




Charles helped me change the sheets...taking a rest now.

A little nap curled up next to me was a great way to spend Sunday.

Well there you have it...another fun few weeks, and all is well.

Thanks for stopping by to visit!


Tuesday, September 06, 2022

Time Flies Tuesday

 Time flies when you are having fun!  The mancats are all doing well.  We are glad you stopped by to visit us again.
Flynn hanging out in the cat toy chest downstairs.  I needed to find another stick so he took the opportunity to see what else was in there.  We rotate toys and such around to keep them interested.

Most of my panthers together in the study.  We are having a few pee problems, hence the puppy pads all around.

Harrison loves this bed and spends most of his days here.

Charles has picked this spot as his favorite day location.

Rusty helped me put together a new bookshelf for my room.

Charles loves this mat and hangs out with it in the evenings.

Pumpkin turned two on August 17th.  She has been eating grasshoppers and has consumed 70 of them this past month!!  I still supplement with slurry, but we have to do it less frequent.

Rusty loves the cat ball in the guest room.

Sometimes it is too warm to go outside, so Charles does half in, half out to stay cool, but smell the outdoors!

He still loves to dangle his arms!

My favorite view...Charles napping with me.

Pumpkin on her eating stump waiting for those grasshoppers!

Charles (left) and Harrison chilling by the fireplace.  These beds are very popular, especially in the winter when the heated beds are plugged in for them.

Pumpkin hanging out with the boys.  Flynn and Cousin Lenny

Flynn and Cousin George acting unruly and stealing my cereal.  They love milk, and I don't want them to get soft bones!

Flynn and Cousin Lenny can get is proof!  Flynn pesters him, and Lenny squeals, which I think Flynn likes!

There you have it.  Auntie and I are heading to the beach next week, and taking Pumpkin with us.  I hope she does well, but I really hope the boys will behave for the pet sitter and not get too upset that we are gone.  This will be the first time some of them have been left for more than overnight.

Thanks for stopping by and we hope you enjoyed the update.