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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Holding Our Breath - Quite Literally

One of the first things David will do when we officially own the Cat Pee House is rip down the half wall between the kitchen and the dining room as that seems to a major source of the Cat Pee Ambiance that permeates the house. David seems to think when he pulls that wall the floor underneath that will have to go too. A lot of the carpeting went with the dumpster - the remaining will also be going into the next dumpster as that is saturated with a surprising melody of cat pee, mold and mildew and who knows what else. I've had new nurses go into similar homes and ask me - how can people live like that - and the answer is, after a while you just don't see it anymore. You really don't, the smell fades and you just learn to step around the piles of old clothes and magazines, it becomes a part of your day. David and sometimes worry since our house is up for sale and we ask each other "Can you smell that?" "Does the couch smell like the dog?" but I don't think it does. We clean the litter pans everyday and vacuum like elves plus the invention of the Glade De-Stinkers have made great leaps in the housekeeping departments. We have had some more lookers but we've decided 3 more weeks and then it gets rented at least for the winter - not only would it be a financial drain but I don't want the house sitting empty and us having to drive back here constantly checking on it. I'm waiting for Liz, she's coming to visit and we're heading out to Bushkill Falls for the day. We might even stop by the yarn store if she behaves! David is not going, I think he and Harry have some sort of expedition plotted today, I don't ask and they don't tell. Do you see my pictures of the shawl? It's coming along even better than I thought it would and I love that yarn. I bought 3 skeins of it as it was the last of that lot and I didn't want to run out. I hope I have enough left over to start another project. But I also will be busy - hopefully!!- starting to pack after Monday!

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