Hi Everyone! So my plan for Wednesday didn't happen - not only was el jerko in but EVERYONE from that division was in because they had to do their lead testing (we manufacture batteries so we have to get tested every 6 months). I am so glad we did ours before the move because they had to use a new facility for it, and the guy they sent here to do it did a terrible job - everyone is at best bruised, some swollen from the ordeal. I didn't hear one person say he did a good job.
Ok, before I go any further, I have to announce Hugo is visiting with his first non-cat blogger! He is visiting with a quilt blogger! See since Millie's mom has both cat and quilt friends, he went to see the quilt friends this time - I think it is so cool he is expanding into other areas! If you want to go see him, he is at Me and My Quilts - Exploring the Possibilities! And before you say it, yes I have been just awful about keeping up with him on here - I am going to try to be better, I promise!
So the cats and I have a regular morning routine, and when it doesn't go the normal way it totally throws me off for the day. See, my alarm goes off and they all swarm in (Lola excluded of course since she has to sleep in her room at night). I lay there for a few minutes and they walk all over, then the boys leave and go into the bathroom. Then I get up and Stella jumps to where I was just laying, because she discovered that is the warm spot on the bed. When I go in the bathroom Barney is usually on the heating vent (blocking the heat), and either Gus or Kirzon is on the counter by the sink. They like it on but don't always drink from it. Then Virgil, who is the only one that usually hangs back, decides if he wants to come in - sometimes he does, sometimes he sits on the stool outside the door and waits. So I do my morning stuff, and while doing that prevent fights between the bathroom cats (Barney can be a bully sometimes) and tell them to get out of the shower (they love to open the door and go in there). Then I tell them it is breakfast time and we go out to the bedroom, and I tell Stella, who is usually playing and squirming on the bed it is time for breakfast (and I tell Virgil if he is on the stool) and we all go downstairs. Then I get my breakfast stuff going (oatmeal and tea - tea first). I put the tea in the microwave for 2 minutes, and during that time I get the cat food ready - they each get 1/2 a can of fancy feast - do they always eat it, no, but they have the option to eat it. Barney and Gus usually climb on the table, Stella plays, Virgil sits and waits, and Kirzon finds plastic to lick. Then I feed them, and the microwave dings (this is usually pretty close to right on time at least), and then Stella decides she doesn't want to eat, she wants to play, and Gus decideds he wants crunchies. By this time I am making my oatmeal, and then when that is done I get ice for both the tea and oatmeal so I can have it in a reasonable time (I don't like super hot stuff). Virgil and Gus hope I drop a cube (I do sometimes but not always), and Stella is usually trying to get to the plants behind the sink, and so I get her down, go in the living room and have my breakfast. They all come visit and if Brad is still home he comes down to get ready to go. Gus then sits on his storage bin that he is in every day and wants attention, which he of course gets. Then I go upstairs, realize I forgot to grab Lola's food, go back and get it and go spend a couple minutes with her (by this time I am usually running late), then I get dressed, check the crunchies, and go. I do leave the food down for them - Kirzon always goes back and cleans up whatever anyone left. I usually put someone in charge (whoever I see when I am leaving - lately it has been Virgil). So that is our typical morning - like I said when it is off, like someone isn't in their normal places or whatever, it throws my whole day off.
So we just got an email about the office - no coats on chairs (I am guessing that is because I keep my sweater there - which isn't my coat - so it is handy when I need it and well, I am just bad like that), no parking in the close spots, and no hanging our awards plaques - from the company by the way - because they don't want to think about that stuff til we are settled. My first question is what the hell is there left to settle?
Ok, so this weekend is the big trek to get Tuxie - soon to be Trixie - and I am so excited about that. I know it will be just great to have her here with us! I didn't get nearly as much done at home as I wanted to but hopefully that will get done sooner then later. But her isolation room - aka the bedroom - is ready and that is the important part. I am off on Monday to take her up to the vets, because since she is older I wanted to talk to them about her spay surgery sooner than later. Not that it would be a big issue or anything with our neutered boys, but it would still be easier to get done as soon as possible.
Anyway, I am hoping to get caught up with visits over the next couple of days, and I will hopefully be able to stop by and say hi to everyone soon - I am sticking with the alphabetical for the most part, because that seemed to work out pretty well. I just hope no jerks come in and of course by the time I go home I have a headache, and this week a lot of preping to do, so I won't have time them, but I will try to see everyone by Monday!! I am not sure if I will get a post up tomorrow or Saturday, but I will work on at least getting some pics. After Saturday I will have the pick from us going to get Trixie! Yay!!
Edited to add: Ok, I just heard from the other girl in our division that she heard from her manager that we are getting a timeclock for the girls in the office. And that would be fine, but it sounds like we are going to be REQUIRED to take our full lunch hour - so that means an hour of torture in the lunch room (I take 15 mintues but never claim the time), or leaving and ending up spending a lot more money on gas and food, especially if the price hikes they keep talking about on the news are going to happen. I really really hate it here.