We celebrated Easter mainly by the sinful overindulgence in candy Easter eggs – Reese’s, Nestle’s, Whoppers and jelly beans. Saturday my older son and his wife were here. They’re always fun to hang out with. It rained Saturday night, all day Sunday and is still raining this morning. We’ve had over two inches of rain since Saturday night. We might not see the sun before Thursday (maybe a little bit on Tuesday) but I’m not complaining. Yet.
TV cable has been out since Saturday evening. Saturday we watched the first three episodes of Firefly and Sunday we watched the three original Star Wars movies. We have the digitally messed with version, which was all that was available at the time it was purchased. We don’t have very many DVDs and I keep thinking I need to buy some more but I want to get the HD versions of anything that is available in HD so I keep holding off until we get an HD DVD player. The movie rental place in The Nearby Small Town closed sometime last year. I think there are some other places but I’m always reluctant to sign up with another place. It bugs me that you can’t just go in and rent DVDs; you have to have an “account”. I can understand why they do it that way but it still bugs me.
Of course there was more work done on the kitchen, stripping off the old vinyl flooring and preparing the sub-floor for the new stuff. (smoothing bumps, patching holes, etc) I’m very nervous about this step. I guess it’s because we’re having someone else install it. We have installed vinyl flooring several times before and it’s always been very stressful so I’m glad we’re having the professionals do it this time but I’m still nervous about it. First of all, are we doing a good enough job getting the sub-floor ready? I think so but will the installers be satisfied with it? Then, will they do a good job? And when will they do it? How long will I have to walk around on just a sub-floor and will we damage it by walking around on it, spilling stuff on it, etc? Also, a sub-floor, no matter what you do, never seems clean enough. I’m not wanting to have to live with this very long.
Work on the kitchen required us to relocate the cats’ food and water. Cats are funny creatures. Location is extremely important to them. The girls didn’t have a lot of trouble adjusting to the change but Three kept going back to the old place. I showed him where the food and water was, he sniffed it and then walked back over to where it used to be. He did this several times and would not eat until he saw the other cats eating. All three of them still occasionally go to the old location first. We’ve decided that we’re not going to move it back to where it was. The new location is less in the way. It should make the cats happy not to have to readjust again.