Good morning everyone! My morning has started with a crisis, which I have done my part for and it is out of my hands. My traveling companion friend is visiting her family here and the cats got one of the small birds (a pet, not a wild one). She was able to get the cats away and locked into other rooms, but does not know if the bird is ok, has no transportation for a vet trip, cannot get it back into its cage (too high), and could not get hold of xBFF (bird and cat owner). She wanted contact info for pet sitter, also could not contact. I emailed xBFF with high importance and a header with "POSSIBLE EMERGENCY with bird" in it. She got that and whatever needs to be done will be done. Obviously, being an hour away in Work City meant I could not be available for bird care. I have no knowledge of bird care, but do know where a bird vet is. I am hoping that the cats were too busy fighting each other over who gets the bird to actually damage it. This is a harmless little parakeet, not one of the demon chickens or the intimidating parrot. (To be fair, the parrot has done nothing to me or anyone else, it just makes me nervous and is horribly loud). Traveling companion friend and I did not have a chance to talk about her visit to my house this weekend. Just wasn't a priority.
I did the first three items of the chore bingo last night. Mine were master bedroom floor, sewing room floor, and hallway. MBR looks good enough to call it done now. DD's room needs only a sweeping. Sewing room needs massive help, but there won't be time for that. Kitchen and living room are total disasters. In the kitchen, if I can mop and clear the table, it should be good enough, though some countertop clearing would help. LR needs clearing of the coffee table and the project table and sweeping. I don't know what to do with the project table in the long term. I needed it post-surgically, but can't figure out what to do with it now. It came from the x's great aunt, one of my favorite people on the planet, so I would like to keep it. In addition, it is useful, just badly placed right now. I am also getting two bookcases from the x's house. I know where one is going - DD's room. Not sure about the other. Maybe swap out one of the sewing room ones? Wish my dad would visit again, I need an interior designer. It's funny how I am now getting things I liked from the x's house, but had to leave. I'm glad the great aunt did not live to see the divorce, though it would have been highly entertaining to see how a Southern lady would handle the other woman - grace, style, and icy politeness for both adulterers. And most likely, the x's share in her will would have gone instead to DD.
Other things I got done: checked a credit card statement, LOLs complete with put away. I did not cook, but did get stuff from the freezer, so I will eat lunch today.
Back to the waitlist report.
ETA: The bird is back in its cage, obviously still alive.
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on Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:00 pm, edited 1 time in total.