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Posted by on 25 October 2008

Lean Green has had a bit of a rough week.  He had night fire and had to stay in the field on Thursday.  That means he went without sleep and it was a very cold night with no heat in the tents.  Then Friday, he had an appointment for his sleep apnea, went back to work and had to pull duty.  He usually stays up all night, but he just couldn’t do it.  He posted 2 guards and took and hour nap.  He said that really helped.  I figured by the time he got home this morning, that he’d drop.  Fortunately, K and I were up late last night, so we slept in.  I mean we really slept in!!  This gave the Man a chance to sleep too. 

Because of that rest, he was able to hang with us all day.  One of K’s friends came over just after lunch.  We all went out to eat and ran a couple of errands.  Then we came home and the girls played and played.  Nothing like tween girls in the house!!  While they were playing, hubby got out a model he’s been working on off and on.  He wants to try to paint it if he can.  It’s his hobby and he loves it.  He’s passionate it about.  He can make any model look better than the real thing.  Only problem is, I have cars, tanks and airplanes all over my house!!

The Man is off tomorrow.  We have piles, and I mean piles, of clean laundry to get put away.  He has to look at my car and check out the plugs.  He also has to wash my car.  He has to figure out when he’s going to pull the last 2 windows and insulate around them.  Temps are already coming down and it has to get done.  There’s just never enough hours in the day.  So much to do for him, but so little time. 

The strangest part about today was that when we got back from our second errand, we found a note under one of the statues on my porch.  It looked like it was just a photocopy of someones handwriting and it said “baited cat trap….backyard.  They are sending the cats to the pound!”.  I’m not quite sure why this note was left, but we’re absolutely thrilled!!  We were about to call the city ourselves and ask for them to bring us a trap.  Our neighbor has approximately 8 cats, but it’s usually more.  They’re not registered with the city and we have a 3 pet law here.  She doesn’t get them fixed, which is required as well.  So, she leaves them run then there’s kittens from h*ll running around until they day or wonder off for good.  They seem to love our yard the most.  They’ve dug up every flower bed that I have.  They’ve crapped in my flower pots on my porch.  They dug up my herb garden.  They climb our tree and walk around on our room.  They sleep on our window ledges.  They bring flees and disease to my yard where I keep my 2 dogs inside a fence.  My dogs are registered and are inside the house, unless they potty.  Oh, and the best part, the cats have gotten so brave that they sleep on my swing in the back yard and when we let the dogs out, they will literally jump the dogs and attack them.  Now mind you, my dog is smaller than most of her cats.  So it won’t be any skin off my nose if every single one of those nasty cats is taken away.  And I’ll be happy!!  I have very little to no respect for cat owners.  There’s too many that think they live above the rules.  They don’t register them.  They let them roam free and they let them destroy other people’s property.  Let me do that with my dogs and watch how quick they’re snatched up!!  Oh I know there’s responsible cat owners out there.  I even know a couple of them.  They have my respect, but most don’t.  Anyway, the next step with the neighbor lady will be to have her dogs taken away.  They’ve been moved to the backyard, which hasn’t been mowed in a year.  It stinks and it’s full of bugs.  Those dogs deserve better.  They’re actually pretty cute and would just love to have some attention.  Have I mentioned that when we go outside, we can smell cat piss and cigarette smoke oozing out of her house??  Yes, it’s that bad!!

Well, with that wonderful though, I’m off!!  It’s time to tuck the old man in!! 

9 Responses to Saturday

  1. Tammy Warren (Cricket)

    Oh, I bet you are so glad this is over. I cannot stand cat pee pee. UGh. Sounds like you had a long weekend.

    I started a 2nd blog. I still have the one about the children but I wanted a place to go and write about me more. Since I had so many from the family, etc. that I really don’t want to be “tagging along” on the journey…I needed to start another one. I will post on each about twice a week. I just thought I would give you something else to keep up with.

  2. Debbie

    I feel the same way about cats and I’ll add that they creep me out. We’ve had cats peeing on our back porch.

    On MY brightside, thank goodness my neighbors not that bad. LOL

    Lean Green’s light at the end of the tunnel is glimmering.

  3. Elaine

    Tammy, I’ll be sure to check out your new blog and add it to my list. I don’t want to miss a thing!! Shame on you for giving me more work though!! LOL

    Debbie, I don’t think anyone has neighbors as bad as me. I have them on both sides and the new ones across the street are already showing many signs we don’t like. We have to constantly clean up after the cats, just so our own dogs can survive….sad!! Yes, the end is near, but it’s hectic to get there. The ceremony is just a couple weeks away now!!

  4. kathy in colorado

    I’m sorry to hear that you have had this happening with the neighbor. How upsetting and annoying. I hope you all are getting the rest it sounds like you need.

  5. William

    people don’t realize that most of the apnea anc cardiovascular diseases are psychosomatic at the root cause. just check my webpage here

  6. Elaine

    We got lots of rest, unfortunately I missed a class that I was scheduled for. Now I have to make it up.

    We’ve been dealing with these neighbors for quite some time. On both sides!! I fear we’re stuck with them forever and I refuse to move to make things easy for them. We’ve remodeled our house, pay our taxes and take care of what’s ours.

  7. Elaine

    William, I can appreciate your comment. I’m quite sure that the doctors will get to the root of what the issue is with my hubby and his possible apnea. I’d be willing to bet it has something to do with 20 years in the Army. Or maybe just being over tired from working 18-20 hours a day….everyday!! Then again, it might have something to do with 3 tours in a combat zone. Or even a combo of all the above!! I’m just hoping that they can help him because I refuse to lose him to something like this!!

  8. Dawn

    I hate cats. period. One way I can always tell if people have outdoor cats is they leave their garage doors cracked just a little for them to get in and out of. Our neighbors do this – even though we live in a neighborhood with a bylaws stating you can’t have a pet that is not on a leash or in your own back yard.

    I hope they catch all those nasty things so you don’t have to deal with them anymore. 🙂

  9. Elaine

    Dawn, I don’t have a whole lot of respect for cat owners. Thankfully, the laws are changing all over. It upsets me that my dogs have to be on a leash or in a fence, have shots and be registered, but the same laws don’t apply to cats. Recently, that’s changed and I understand it’s happening all over. It’s about time!! I can’t tell you how much money we’ve spent on bug killer for the yard, plants tore up and time to clean all their messes up. UGH!!

    Our neighbor doesn’t bother to leave anything open for them to get back in. They sleep on our window ledges on my rocking chairs on the front porch and we’ve even found them locked in our garage (we let the dogs out, the cats come in and hide).

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